People were huddled together in Atlantic City as heavy, wet snow fell across the region.
“It’s been windy, snowy, wet. It’s cold,” said Greg Washington, a resident of the city.
When the storm arrived, it brought rain and sleet blowing in gusty winds. But then the snow started around 6am and only took a few hours to turn into a wintery mess.
The roads were pre-treated before the storm, but the wet snow created muddy driving conditions.
Visibility was also very low at times. It was even difficult for us to spot the iconic Ferris wheel on the boardwalk.
“I mean, it’s a drastic change from yesterday when we were 60 degrees and I didn’t have a jacket on, and now I’m planning my day around eight inches,” said resident Ashley Bell. of Atlantic City.
Parts of South Jersey are expected to be hit with six to 10 inches of snow.
Currently, Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Ocean and Burlington counties are all in a state of emergency.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said state agencies are working to help many local departments that are having staffing issues due to COVID and holiday travel.
The Atlantic City mayor says they are above it all, but need families to stay home if possible.
“We will get through this and we encourage residents to be safe,” Mayor Marty Small said.
Mayor Small is also encouraging people to move cars off the streets in low-lying areas due to a threat of flooding and to allow more room for crews to clear roads.
The mayor says the Wave parking garage on Fairmount Avenue is now free for residents to park their cars.
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