According to a National Weather Service, a Nor'Easter produced widespread heavy snow through the night piled on icy precipitation of about 4 inches as of 4 a.m. Monday.
The monster storm packed in a one, two punch with snow and ice precipitation that began in Newark around 7:30 p.m.
Officials in Newark warned residents of localized flooding as blizzard-like conditions for the next two days. The National Weather Service said there is a 10% chance that Newark and parts of Northern NJ receive more than 24 inches of snowfall that was predicted on Sunday morning.
New Jersey Transit has suspended rail service statewide on Monday except for in Atlantic City after Governor Murphy issued a State of Emergency beginning 7 p.m. Sunday.
Residents are asked to observe the city’s “No Parking on Snow Covered Roads” regulations due to the expected snowfall. Signs have been posted on streets throughout the City of Newark to notify motorists of the roads designated for no parking during snowstorms.