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Views of Bergen County on, Monday, February 1, 2021, during one of the biggest snow falls of the past decade. NorthJersey.com

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North Jersey residents who spent all day Monday being buried by snow woke up Tuesday to more of the same, but with some relief in sight.

Here's the latest on Tuesday's storm:

The worst is out of the way

Snow remains in the forecast for most of Tuesday, although widespread precipitation and accumulation are not likely.  Snowfall will trail off in most of Northern New Jersey but will most likely drop less than an inch, opposed to the 20 or more inches the day before, according to Matt Wunsch, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. The snow will likely come in scattered snow showers, he said. 

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How much snow did we get?

Morris and Sussex counties got the highest totals, with Mendham at 32 inches and Sparta at about 30 inches of snow. Bloomingdale in Passaic County had 25 inches, per the National Weather Service, while Closter in Bergen County had 22.4 inches and Essex Fells in Essex County had 20 inches.

Related: How much snow has fallen so far? Current snow totals for NJ storm

When is the last time we got this much snow?

The snow is mostly reminiscent of a December 2016 storm. On that day more than four years ago Somerset had 25 inches and Cedar Grove had 22.1 inches. 

“Sometimes you get a lot because it snows for a long time, and sometimes you get a lot because it snows hard and fast,” state climatologist Dr. David Robinson said. “This one has shades of both. That’s what makes this such an impressive event.”

With the snow not finished yet there's still a chance for some records to fall in the area. 

Are schools closed?

Most schools in the area closed for the day or went all-remote. Monday was mostly a snow day as well. See our list for school closings here and check your district's website. 

State of emergency

Gov. Phil Murphy called for a state of emergency on Sunday ahead of the storm. On Monday he stressed the importance of heeding that warning, urging people to stay off the roads. New Jersey State Police still responded to hundreds of car crashes and calls for motorist aids on Monday.

Check back for more on this developing story.

Anthony Zurita is a breaking news reporter for NorthJersey.com. For unlimited access to all the major news happening in North Jersey, subscribe here. To get breaking news directly to your inbox, sign up for our newsletter.

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