A winter storm that began Sunday and tapered off into a smattering of snow flurries by Tuesday afternoon provided plenty of sledding opportunities at Flood’s Hill, along with other slopes throughout South Orange and Maplewood.
The South Orange-Maplewood School District, which brought some students back for in-person learning last month, called for an all-virtual day on Monday and — finally — a snow day on Tuesday. It later moved all classes to remote instruction for the rest of the week.
Officially, South Orange saw a total of 18.6 inches of snow, NJ.com reported, while some areas of New Jersey were pummeled with as much as 30 inches.
And local weather-forecasting rodent Essex Ed reportedly did not see his shadow on Groundhog Day, signaling the impending arrival of spring. Branching out, Essex Ed via a Zoom call also picked the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to win Super Bowl LV.
Photos by Joy Yagid.