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PHOTOS: More Than 2 Feet In Bergen, Passaic Makes Jonas Historic

Luna and Thiago Von Zuben Martinez in Leonia. Photo Credit: Beth Von Zuben
Some loved it. Photo Credit: COURTESY: Grateful Doggies
Washington Township Photo Credit: Saima Choudry
Cresskill Photo Credit: DAILY VOICE PHOTO
Mahwah Photo Credit: Jonathan Marcus
Before the winds kicked up. Photo Credit: Holly Schepisi
Amanda and Ashley Plasse of Ridgewood Photo Credit: COURTESY: Lisa Plasse
Madison Stott of Haworth Photo Credit: COURTESY: Dana Stott
Route 17 in Paramus Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
Plows aplenty. This one was in Ridgewood. Photo Credit: Andrea Graziano
Maya Ordoñez, who turns 2 this week, with mom Heather Zeppone and dad Adam Ordoñez outside their Teaneck home. Later they went inside for homemade pizza. Tomorrow: sledding. Photo Credit: COURTESY: Heather Zeppone
Empress Diner, Fair Lawn Photo Credit: Steve Quilliam
Maximus Paladino, 2, was safe and warm inside his Elmwood Park home. Photo Credit: Dave Paladino
Seamus Photo Credit: Siobhan Winograd
Snowboard instructors John Grotheer (left) and Owen Jandris were at work at Campgaw Mountain early on Saturday. Jonas eventually forced it closed. Photo Credit: Chuck Jandris
Walk, don't drive. Photo Credit: Scott Morrissey

PHOTOS: Put this one in the books: Parts of Bergen and Passaic counties expected to awake to more than two feet of snow Sunday as Winter Storm Jonas took a quick turn and blew past previous record snowfalls.

A blizzard warning was to remain in effect until 1 p.m. Sunday, said Lt. Matthew Tiedemann, the Bergen County Office of Emergency Management coordinator.

After that, temperatures were expected to warm somewhat -- perhaps to around 30 degrees -- before dropping again after nightfall.

Strong winds -- with gusts approaching 40 miles an hour -- turned the heavy snowfall into a blizzard.

This made driving extremely hazardous.

Youngsters, dogs and adults frollicked in the winter wonderland.

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Although most people heeded authorities' warnings, not enough of them stayed home, Bergen County Jim Tedesco told Daily Voice.

"There are still too many cars on the road," Tedesco said while out with a snow plow. "It’s causing problems for snow removal operations."

SEE: Amount Of Drivers On Snowy Roads 'Disheartening,' Bergen Executive Says

Lt. Matthew Tiedemann, the county Office of Emergency Management coordinator, asked local police departments to post notices uring people to stay off the roads.

Some municipalities closed roads: Leonia closed its stretch of Fort Lee Road from the Fort Lee border to Broad Avenue for safety reasons. New York City shut down all of its bridges and tunnels.

Once the storm ended, Paramus Mayor Rich LaBarbiera said, DPW crews in his town would "hit all the streets so hard so that when we all wake up tomorrow morning, they'll be clear."

That couldn't happen unless people stay off them, he warned.

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This story was reported by Daily Voice Community Editors Joshua Jongsma and Matthew Speiser, Assistant Managing Editor Cecilia Levine and Managing Editor Jerry DeMarco. KEEP CHECKING BACK FOR CONTINUING COVERAGE

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