Ten Inches of Snow Dumped on Brick; Closures Continue
Update: Brick's snow accumulation has grown past 10 inches as of 10:53 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. A cold snap is expected to quickly drop temperatures this evening into Saturday.
Secondary roads remain treacherous into Friday with more than four inches of snowfall reported overnight in Brick Township.
The National Weather Service Mount Holly's tally for snowfall levels puts Brick at 8 inches of snow at 5 a.m. In comparison, Manahawkin had 5 inches of accumulation at 1 a.m. and Eatontown had 7 inches at 2:25 a.m.
Along the waterfront, high tide is expected at 8:25 a.m. with the NWS warning tide levels may be 7.5 feet above normal in places such as Seaside Heights. Water was reportedly up to the dunes in Lavallette as the storm picked up speed Thursday night.
Widespread closures of school districts for Friday, along with road restrictions on the Garden State Parkway, have local police encouraging residents to stay home.
Vehicles and property sitting curbside should be moved to allow snow plows to pass. Salting began at midnight Thursday in Brick and plows were launched Thursday evening.
County plows first targeted the "500 series" roads, such as routes 539, 571 and 528, will be the first Ocean County roads to be plowed, followed by "secondary roads," such as Herbertsville Road in Brick and Arnold Avenue in Point Pleasant Beach, according to county officials.
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An updated list of closures can be found here.