A winter storm warning remains in effect across parts of central and southern New Jersey
NEW YORK (WABC) -- Temperatures will drop and winds will pick up behind the winter storm creating dangerous conditions outdoors on Saturday.
Parts of New Jersey picked up a few inches of snow from the winter storm while the immediate New York City area picked up anywhere from a coating to an inch or 2.
Some of the coldest air of the winter so far will arrive in its wake. Temperatures will struggle into the 20s in New York City on Saturday and the wind chill will make it feel like the single digits.
Advice if you must go outdoors: dress in layers, put on winter gear, cover your mouth, limit how long you are outdoors, and watch your step! It will be icy with snow and frozen slush on the sidewalks and streets.
Beware of black ice if driving, which can form on any road but also along curbs and drainage areas.
The bitter cold will hang around on Sunday before we begin to thaw out next week.
Stay with Eyewitness News and the AccuWeather team for updates.
Central and Southern Jersey are dealing with the worst of the weather.
It really came down in Freehold, New Jersey, where schools were closed out of an abundance of caution.
Anthony Johnson was in Freehold to give a look at the conditions:
Lindsay Tuchman got a look at the roads
Residents on Staten Island are coping with the latest snow and wet road conditions.
Meteorologist Raegan Medgie is in Tottenville with a look at the conditions on Staten Island -- including her snowball test.
She also met some who didn't seem to mind the snow:
Salt spreaders worked overnight to help keep roads in New York City safe as the snow falls Friday, but the Department of Sanitation says property owners need to do their part by keeping the sidewalks safe.
That is especially true when the snow turns to ice.
Property owners are in charge of clearing sidewalks and driveways, and failure to do so will result in a summons and fine.
Janice Yu has details on how the Department of Sanitation and property owners can work together for safer roads and sidewalks amid wintry conditions.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced that state offices will be closed on Friday, and a State of Emergency that went into effect for recent winter storms will continue through the weekend. The State of Emergency Center will activate Friday at midnight to monitor the storm.
The governor also said the state would implement a commercial vehicle travel ban that went into effect on Friday at 3 a.m.
Lindsay Tuchman traveled with the Road Cam down to Toms River, Ocean County to get a sense of road conditions there as the storm developed.
Anthony Johnson was in Freehold, Monmouth County as snow started falling heavily at times and was beginning to accumulate on roads in the area.
And Phil Taitt looked at how New Jersey communities were preparing for this latest round of wintry weather.
The New York City Emergency Management Department has issued a Travel Advisory for Friday for snow and possible impacts to the evening commute.
The NYC Department of Sanitation has issued a Snow Alert and will deploy over 700 salt spreaders to pretreat roadways and will dispatch plows where more than two inches of snow accumulates.
Additionally, the NYC Department of Homeless Services has issued a Code Blue.
The Adams administration announced that Alternate Side Parking Regulations will be suspended Friday. Payment at parking meters will remain in effect throughout the city.
Amtrak canceled more than a dozen Acela trains on the Northeast Corridor on Thursday, blaming the frigid weather. Service is also canceled in other parts of the country. The full list of cancelations is here.
Amtrak says impacted customers can change to another train or get a refund. Amtrak will waive additional charges for customers looking to change their reservation during the modified schedule by calling its reservation center at 1-800-USA-RAIL.
Governor Ned Lamont directed the state's severe cold weather protocol to go into effect beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, and remaining in effect through noon on Monday, January 22, 2024. This is the first time the protocol has been activated this season. Its purpose is to ensure that the most vulnerable populations receive protection from the severe cold conditions, which could be life threatening if exposed to the elements for extended periods of time. While enacted, a system is set up for state agencies and municipalities to coordinate with United Way 2-1-1 and Connecticut's network of shelters to make sure that anyone in need can receive shelter from the outdoors, including transportation to shelters.
Anyone in need of shelter is urged to call 2-1-1 to get connected to these services. Transportation can be provided if necessary.
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