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Fall Snow Possible In Parts Of New Jersey

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Fall colors will include white this weekend as parts of northern New Jersey are forecast to see about a foot of snow.

A winter storm warning is in effect Saturday for Sussex, Warren, Morris and western Passaic counties.

The National Weather Service says 6 to 14 inches of snow are possible beginning at daybreak and tapering off by Saturday night. But most of the state will only see up to an inch of snow.

Temperatures in the Garden State’s higher elevations are expected to be in the low to mid 30s.

Motorists should expect slippery travel. Trees which still have leaves could be vulnerable to damage and that could pose a threat to power lines.

Jersey Central Power & Light officials, which was heavily criticized for being too slow to restore power following Hurricane Irene, say they have hundreds workers standing by and are prepared.

“We think we’re in good shape,” said JCP&L President Donald Lynch. “What is troubling is the kind of snow we’re expecting. It’s going to be a wet, heavy snow, and having leaves on the trees won’t help.”

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)