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Arctic Cold Settles In Over Galloway Township

Galloway Township doesn't get much snow but it gets plenty of bitterly cold weather.

Galloway Township dodged the worst of a winter snowstorm on Tuesday night, but bitterly cold temperatures are expected to remain throughout the week.

A wind chill advisory remains in effect on Wednesday with a temperature of 8 degrees (at 10 a.m.) and northwest winds gusting to more than 30 mph. Wind chills could dip as low as -15 on Wednesday and will remain sub-zero through Friday.

The Galloway Township and Greater Egg Harbor school districts cancelled Wednesday classes. Richard Stockton College is closed today, and many businesses are opening late. 

Galloway Township and the coastal region of southern New Jersey saw only 4 inches of snow accumulation after some predictions of two or three times that amount. Some areas of New Jersey and Pennsylvania along the I-95 corridor saw more than a foot.

The roads remain slick on Wednesday with a hard pack of snow and ice covering most surfaces. Speed restrictions remain in place on the Garden State Parkway.

The National Weather Service forecast calls for high temperatures of 18 degrees on Wednesday, 25 on Thursday and 24 on Friday. Northwest winds of 15 to 25 mph will continue through Friday.

The temperature is expected to crack the freezing mark on a partly sunny Saturday with a high of 38 degrees.


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