Snow fell Thursday afternoon from Burlington and Ocean counties southward, making the evening commute a scary one for many motorists.
Police reported hundreds of accidents. There were no immediate reports of fatalities.
The New Jersey Turnpike reduced its speed limit to 45 mph from the Trenton area south as crews spread brine solution.
The National Weather Service reports accumulations ranging from 1.5 inches at Cape May to a coating in Mount Holly and Ocean Township.
Forecasters now are keeping a wary eye on the track of a storm system expected to move up the coast on Sunday, which could bring more snow.