TOWNSHIP EGG HARBOR, NJ – UPDATE: Atlantic City International Airport announced its reopening on Monday at 9 p.m.
At 1 p.m. Monday, the National Weather Service reported 9.5 inches of snow had accumulated at Atlantic City International Airport. An hour later, the airport announced its closure due to bad weather.
Several flights at the airport were canceled as crews struggled to clear snow from the runways.
The heaviest snow fell in a swath stretching from eastern Maryland to Atlantic City, the weather service said.
Highway 40 was also closed due to flooding in the Township of Egg Harbor. Motorists must use the Atlantic City Expressway to enter and exit Atlantic City. Traffic from Atlantic City will be diverted to the Atlantic City Freeway.
Read more: Route 40 closed due to flooding in Egg Harbor Township
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for five counties, including Atlantic County, from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, warning that the storm could bring 6 to 12 inches and possibly more in the southern part. is from New Jersey.
Schools in Atlantic, Cape May, Ocean and Monmouth counties have announced closures ahead of the storm.
Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency for Atlantic, Cape May, Burlington, Cumberland and Ocean counties on Sunday and urged people to be careful.
The National Weather Service advises anyone who needs to travel to carry an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
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