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Warmth Follows Morning Snow In Bergen, Passaic

Min Hee Choi of Leonia left her house this morning thinking she'd need all-day protection from the snow. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
Frosted Photo Credit: Werner R. Ennesser
Academy of St. Paul students from Tuxedo, NY heading to Ramsey. Photo Credit: Marianne Clancy
Closter cherries. Photo Credit: Susan McTigue
Snow blanketed Bergen & Passaic this morning. Photo Credit: Bonnie Brown
Then came the sun. Photo Credit: Pam Stetson
A transformer on East Glen Avenue in Washington Township exploded and caught fire, knocking out power in the area, just before 9 a.m. Photo Credit: Pavlo Starvou
Our morning blanket. Photo Credit: Matt Speiser
Fort Lee, 6:20 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5. Photo Credit: Matt Speiser

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — The sun shone brightly, hastening a quick melt, after a brief overnight winter storm into the morning left a few inches of snow and played havoc with the morning rush in Bergen and Passaic.

Blue skies will continue through the weekend, with Saturday temperatures in the low 40s and Sunday's a few degrees higher, AccuWeather.com reports.

Dozens of schools had delayed openings Friday morning.

They included:

TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS

  • A transformer on East Glen Avenue in Washington Township exploded and caught fire, knocking out power in the area, just before 9 a.m.
  • Delays on NJ 17 southbound approaching NJ 4 (Paramus) delays due to weather — via @511nyNJ at 9:13am
  • Due to weather related, both directions # 158 Bus Fort Lee (Fort Lee) is on snow detour due to weather related road conditions in Fort Lee — via @511nyNJ at 8:20am
  • Skyline Drive in RIdgewood and Oakland is closed until further notice — via Facebook at 7:54am — REOPENED AT 8:30AM
  • Delays on NJ 3 eastbound between NJ 21 (Clifton) and NJ 17 (Rutherford) delays due to weather — via @511nyNJ at 7:26am
  • Delays on I-80 westbound West of Exit 52 - CR 613/Passaic Ave (Fairfield Twp) delays due to weather — via @511nyNJ at 7:17am
  • Disabled vehicle on NJ 17 southbound ramp to NJ 4 (Paramus) partial ramp blocked — via @511nyNJ at 7:05am — Cleared at 7:54am

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