STATE – The National Weather Service has issued an ice storm warning for northern and central New Jersey counties.
Occasional light freezing rain will continue through the afternoon and evening, changing over to widespread freezing rain after midnight. Freezing rain and sleet will continue through late Wednesday morning, tapering off through Wednesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service forecast.
Ice accumulations of approximately a half-inch are expected, causing hazardous driving conditions and raising the potential for widespread power outages if power lines and tree branches succumb to the weight. The Wednesday morning commute is expected to be extremely difficult.
Motorists can check current road conditions at the New Jersey Department of Transportation website, www.511nj.org. Mass transit customers can check www.njtransit.com for the latest travel alerts and advisories. New Jersey Transit is cross-honoring tickets Tuesday and Wednesday.
New Jersey activated the State Emergency Operations Center, located at New Jersey State Police Headquarters in West Trenton, at 10 p.m. Monday night.
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