Another five to 8 inches of snow could blanket much of New Jersey and Pennsylvania late Sunday and Monday as both states prepare for what could be the worst storm of the season.
"Titan" was bearing down on Pennsylvania and New Jersey Sunday as a winter storm warning was issued for eastern Pennsylvania and parts of Ocean, Monmouth and Mercer Counties through Monday afternoon. A winter weather advisory has been issued for most other counties.
Steady snow is expected for most of the Garden State overnight into Monday morning, according to News12. The storm is expected to end by Monday afternoon.
Meteorologists say about 1 to 3 inches of snow are expected in northern parts of the state. However, higher accumulations ranging 2 to 4 inches may fall in central New Jersey, and 5 to 8 inches may fall south of I-195, according to News12.
NJ Transit will offer full systemwide cross-honoring on Monday, enabling customers to use their NJ Transit ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode—rail, light rail or bus—including private bus carriers.
Snow is expected to fall beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday. The advisories remain in effect until 10 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. About six to 10 inches are expected to fall in central and southern New Jersey and Pennsylvania, while three to six are supposed to blanket other areas of both states.
The NWS says a mix of snow and sleet could develop with some freezing rain possible. Winds are expected to be 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.
There was no word from Rutgers or other colleges and universities about their status.
NJ Transit says it's mobilizing its operations, customer service and police personnel to ensure a ready response to the impending winter storm. For up-to-the-minute service information, all customers are strongly advised to check njtransit.com before starting their trip.
Cross-honored customers, for example, who normally take the bus from Rutherford to the Port Authority Bus Terminal may use their NJ Transit bus pass or ticket on the train from Rutherford to New York Penn Station. Similarly, customers who normally take the bus between Atlantic City and Lindenwold may use the Atlantic City Rail Line instead at no additional charge.
Customers using their NJ Transit tickets or passes to travel to a destination other than the destination printed on their original ticket will be subject to the appropriate additional fare if applicable.
Access Link Paratransit Service: On Monday, March 3, Access Link service is suspended statewide except for Region 3 (Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and So. Ocean Counties), as well as all transfer trips. Access Link Customers can call 800-955-2321 for periodic updates.
Customers are advised that possible storm-related delays and/or service disruptions may result from the impending weather system, particularly for the Monday morning commute. NJ Transit strongly encourages customers to afford themselves ample time to get to their final destinations throughout the course of this winter weather event.