A blizzard warning is in effect for Ocean and Monmouth Counties until 7 pm.

The 1-2 punch of snow and 40-mph winds may result in upwards of 10-12 inches of snow in some spots and will severely impair driving conditions.

Governor Christie has already declared a state of emergency for Ocean, Monmouth, Atlantic and Cape May counties today.

Ocean County Sheriff Mike Mastronardy says the brunt of the storm forecasted for this afternoon is raising concerns.

Jack Fernandez of Sage Companies who's plowing some of the Ocean County roads encourages everyone to stay home today.

Monmouth County sheriff Shaun Golden says with the freezing temps dipping to dangerous levels tonight, use caution heading to work tomorrow.

Before you exit the driveway during or after today's storm, consider this....in 2017 alone, at least 24-hundred tickets were issued to motorists in New Jersey who failed to remove ice or snow from their vehicles before hitting the road.

Lieutenant Ted Schafer with the state police says on top of summonses, troopers issued nearly 300 warnings last year.

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