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About 8 Inches of Snow Falls, Extreme Cold Continues

The snow was not much use for snowballs or snowmen, so young members of this Hazlet household were introduced to the shovel.
The snow was not much use for snowballs or snowmen, so young members of this Hazlet household were introduced to the shovel.

The National Weather Service Mount Holly's tally for snowfall levels puts Holmdel and Hazlet at about 8 inches, with about of inch more to go.

Temperatures are expected to remain in the teens today, despite the sun trying to peek through.

Widespread closures of school districts for Friday, along with road restrictions on the Garden State Parkway, have local police encouraging residents to stay home.

Vehicles and property sitting curbside should be moved to allow snow plows to pass. 

Holmdel and Hazlet schools are closed today.

Colts Neck, Holmdel and Hazlet branches of the Monmouth County Library System are closed today.

JCP&L is encouraging customers to report any downed wires to JCP&L or their local police or fire department. Customers should never go near a downed power line. Customers are also reminded to never attempt to remove trees or tree limbs from power lines.

To report power outages call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) or visit the JCP&L 24/7 Power Center. Customers can also obtain a summary of any current outages affecting their town by clicking on the "MyTown" link on the JCP&L 24/7 Power Center outage maps page. The MyTown pages can be accessed at www.firstenergycorp.com/mytown. Customers may also report power outages on smartphone devices. Information on JCP&L's free smartphone apps is available at www.jcp-l.com.

The Holmdel Township Office of Emergency Management is reminding residents to remove snow away from fire hydrants.

The Joint Municipal Court in Hazlet is closed today due to road conditions.

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