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New Jersey’s Winter Wonderland

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Lakewood, New Jersey (My9NJ) - It looks like the second bout of the polar vortex is among us here in the Garden State and the extreme cold can be dangerous for anyone outside for long periods of time, especially those who are living in tents in Lakewood’s tent city.

The neighborhood survived the first round of frigid weather that came through New Jersey and now they are bracing for more. Minister Steve, who runs the encampment, spoke about the residents’ plan of action.

“Just making sure that everybody is warm and has their tent in good shape,” he said.

Minister Steve checks in on the community twice a day to make sure that everyone is still alive and healthy.

Other communities usually open emergency shelters inside schools or churches, but Ocean County does not offer that kind of service which forces these residents to stay warm by using wood burning stoves inside their tents.

In other snowy news, Governor Christie declared a state of emergency in New Jersey yesterday as the snow was coming down hard across the Garden State. However, it seems that no one in the town of Hasbrouck Heights got that message because a beautification and tree trimming project continued to take place along the town’s main drag. As a result traffic was being diverted off of the main streets and onto unplowed side streets.

And all across New Jersey, residents and businesses are digging out from the massive amount of snow that fell all day yesterday and into the night. Forecasters predict that freezing temperatures will prevent much of yesterday’s snowfall from melting away and New Jerseyan’s should brace for possibly more snow coming this Saturday.


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