South Jersey Residents Expecting Spring Flowers Get Slushy Sidewalks Instead
By Robin Rieger
HAMMONTON, NJ (CBS) – Slushy sidewalks in Hammonton certainly weren’t what people were expecting this late in March.
“It’s pretty slick, pretty slick,” said Jay Lee, of Hammonton, as he and others walked through the business district in the Monday afternoon snow.
The interior parts of New Jersey – like Vineland, Hammonton and Bridgeton – saw accumulating snow starting Monday morning and continuing with a mix of rain into the afternoon.
“It’s confusing having this kind of weather, you know – we were expecting spring flowers,” said Maria Kuff, of Bridgeton.
Highway crews were ready to plow, though with roadways mostly just wet and passable, many trucks sat idling.
Drivers were idling too, as an overturned truck stuck in the median of Route 295 in Cherry Hill took out the left lanes of north and south bound traffic for hours.
“In my lifetime, I’ve seen snow in April,” said Larry Burton, of Vineland, who is retired and admitted he doesn’t mind the snow.
But it is keeping him from a favorite pastime.
“I want it to warm up so I can ride my motorcycle,” he said.
And despite the snow falling outside the Sweet Tooth candy store in Vineland, chocolate bunnies and other treats were being lined up for Easter basket stuffers.
“It won’t stop people from coming in. They like our chocolate,” said Tony Cardarel, the store’s owner, who was busy despite the weather.
Hopefully, the snow will be just a memory as temperatures rise later this week.