South Jersey has seemingly escaped the worst predictions for Wednesday's northeaster, with tidal flooding remaining in the minor category, according to the National Weather Service.

However, the snowfall across the entire area has left up to three inches across much of the inland areas of Atlantic and Ocean counties.

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The combination of heavy wet snow and strong winds overnight has left more than 7,700 Atlantic City Electric customers without power, including more than 5,000 in Atlantic County, the majority of which are in Absecon, Galloway and Mullica Township.

Major roads in the region are clear of ice and snow and temperatures are, for the most part, above freezing.

The snowfall of 2.5 inches at Atlantic City International Airport in Egg Harbor Township set a record for the earliest in a season that amount has been recorded, according to the weather service.

Water levels at Steel Pier in Atlantic City reached 6.6 feet during high tide early this morning, which was well into the minor tidal flooding threshold, according to the National Data Buoy Center. Water has mostly receded from those areas that experienced tidal flooding.

All weather-related warnings have been dropped by the weather service, however seas remain rough. Skies will clear today and temperatures will warm to near 50 degrees, the weather service said. By this weekend, temperatures are expected to be in the mid 60s.


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