The Day after Christmas Snowstorm
Posted 12/26/10, 12:30PM
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Cape May, NJ — Dare we use the "B" word? Wet big flakes of snow reminiscent of past blizzards are coating Cape May today. We have at least three to four inches so far, and it's just past noon.
We've been through this before. Perhaps that's why, by 9AM, Lowe's in Rio Grande was out of snow shovels and the Acme in North Cape May was jammed with shoppers.
Just an hour or so later, Cape May's Washington Street was almost deserted. The flakes were getting bigger by the minute.
Trees near the Emlen Physick Estate were already bowing down under the weight of the snow.
This classic coastal Nor 'easter is hammering the Southern Jersey shore and the Eastern Shore of Maryland right now.
The National Weather Service is forecasting that Cape May could get as much as 18 inches of snow when you add up the totals for today, tonight and tomorrow morning.
Winds are expected to pick up to 40 miles per hour, which could cause major snow drifts in open areas.
Shoveling right now seems like a futile exercise.
Update at 2PM: Cape May County and Lower Township now are allowing only emergency vehicles on the roadways until Monday.
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