NJ Spotlight News: February 18, 2021

NJ Spotlight News | February 18, 2021 | Full Episodes

The state is in the midst of another intense round of snow. At least 6 to 7 inches fell across most of Central Jersey within the first few hours Thursday morning as a heavy band pushed snowfall rates to about an inch an hour for some sections. Snow showers are expected to linger until Friday afternoon when the system moves out of the area. All 21 counties are under a winter storm warning or advisory.

Nationwide, states are dealing with extreme winter weather, and it’s expected to cause supply chain issues in shipping COVID-19 vaccinations. Gov. Phil Murphy said the state is operating under the assumption any anticipated deliveries aren’t going to arrive on schedule. The health department says sites will use up existing inventories vaccinating people who already had appointments and will have to reschedule others if they run out.

The state reported another 2,746 positive COVID-19 cases and 89 deaths on Thursday. Statewide, there are 675,713 cases and 22,721 confirmed and probable deaths since the start of the pandemic in New Jersey.