Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Stanhope, NJ, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Stanhope, NJ, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
Our friendly, knowledgeable TRT and HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!973-587-8638
NEW JERSEY — Saddle up for this year's Haunted Wild West Fest, because it's guaranteed to be a spooky one.This Halloween season, NJ residents are invited to explore the haunted ghost down of Wild West City... if they dare. Located in Stanhope, Wild West City is a Wild West theme park based 1880s Dodge City, Kansas.The park first opened in the spring of 1957 creating an "authentic western experience."Wild West City also offers scenic views of the Skylands Region of Sussex County for folks who want to "...
NEW JERSEY — Saddle up for this year's Haunted Wild West Fest, because it's guaranteed to be a spooky one.
This Halloween season, NJ residents are invited to explore the haunted ghost down of Wild West City... if they dare. Located in Stanhope, Wild West City is a Wild West theme park based 1880s Dodge City, Kansas.
The park first opened in the spring of 1957 creating an "authentic western experience."
Wild West City also offers scenic views of the Skylands Region of Sussex County for folks who want to "disconnect from the modern world and reawaken the spirit of the American West."
Every Saturday and Sunday of October, the theme park is hosting both day and night time spooky western entertainment.
Spooky Day Time Fest
Kids of all ages are welcome to the day time fest, where families can watch tales of the Wild West come to life through historical characters, live action dramatizations and demonstrations by period craftsmen.
Attendees can ride in style aboard the Wild West City Stage Coach or Train and younger "cow-boos and cow-ghouls" can hop on a pony ride.
Children can also participate in the Wild West Fest costume contest and win fun prizes.
Adult tickets cost $29.50 each and children tickets (ages 2-12) cost $24.50 each. This includes park admission, parking, museums in town, barnyard panning for gold and history/craftsmen demonstrations.
Haunted Night Time Fest
"When the sun sets, fear goes up at Wild West City."
For those looking for a frightful Halloween even to get the adrenaline pumping, the night time fest might be the event for you.
Attendees will receive two tickets upon arrival for the train ride and one for walking trail. You can choose which one you would like to endure first...
The train and trial are two separate experiences this year, according to the website.
The Main Street of Wild West City will be lit up, decorated and the Golden Nugget Saloon will be open where attendees can grab a bite to eat or take advantage of a full-service bar.
All ages can participate in this event, but people are advised to use parental discretion. Wild West City considers this event PG-13.
This is a SCARE Halloween event. A more kid-friendly option would be the day time event.
The park has laid out some rules for this event:
Tickets are $18 online or $20 at the door. This includes admission into the town, a haunted train ticket and a haunted walking trail ticket.
In season discounts, coupons, summer season rain checks and discounted/ free admission passes of any type do not apply to the night event.
You can learn more about Wild West Fest on its website here.
Kaitlyn Harding scored in overtime to give fifth-seeded Newton a 2-1 win in overtime over fourth-seeded Lenape Valley in the quarterfinals of the North Jersey, Group 1 state tournament in Stanhope.Newton next takes on top-seeded Shore, No. 5 in the NJ.com Top 20, in the semifinals on Nov. 7.Gianna Carchia also recorded a goal for Newton, which improved to 12-6-2 on the season. Lenape Valley is now 13-5-1. Harding has 18 goals on the season and Carchia has four.Mountain Lakes 5, Wallkill Valley 0Hannah Lees ...
Kaitlyn Harding scored in overtime to give fifth-seeded Newton a 2-1 win in overtime over fourth-seeded Lenape Valley in the quarterfinals of the North Jersey, Group 1 state tournament in Stanhope.
Newton next takes on top-seeded Shore, No. 5 in the NJ.com Top 20, in the semifinals on Nov. 7.
Gianna Carchia also recorded a goal for Newton, which improved to 12-6-2 on the season. Lenape Valley is now 13-5-1. Harding has 18 goals on the season and Carchia has four.
Mountain Lakes 5, Wallkill Valley 0
Hannah Lees scored and dished out three assists to lead third-seeded Mountain Lakes past sixth-seeded Wallkill Valley, 5-0, in Mountain Lakes.
The Lakers (18-1) now face second-seeded Pompton Lakes in the semifinals next week. MLHS has won the last most most recent matchups in 2018 and 2010 between the two schools.
Fior DeBeijer, Caroline Floreno, Kaylin Oey, and Priyanka Iyer also scored for Mountain Lakes, which had 11 shots on goal, while Arianna Fragomeni made three saves for the shutout, the team’s 11th.
Wallkill Valley fell to 10-9-1 with the loss. Sierra Latronica made four saves and Antonessa Ferrari notched one.
Pompton Lakes 3, Ramsey 1
Krista Lilienthal scored and had two assists to propel second-seeded Pompton Lakes past 10th-seeded Ramsey, 3-1, in Pompton Lakes.
Pompton Lakes next hosts third-seeded Mountain Lakes in the sectional semis on Nov. 7. Lilienthal recorded her 100th point of the season and 200th point of her career in the game. Madison McConnell and Lacey Fasouletos both scored as well in the win.
Kathryn Kriz scored for Ramsey (12-7).
PLHS goalie Bridget Leahy made six saves including her 100th of the year. Taylor Summers made seven stops for Ramsey.
Pompton Lakes, the Passaic County champs, has lost the previous two games to Mountain Lakes in 2018 and 2010.
No. 5 Shore 5, Belvidere 0
Anna Kopec scored with an assist as top-seeded Shore, No. 5 in the NJ.com Top 20, blanked ninth-seeded Belvidere, 5-0, in West Long Branch.
Shore (18-2-1) will play fifth-seeded Newton in the semifinals on Monday. Belvidere dropped to 11-8 with the loss.
Briella Elias, Maddie Maifa, Samantha Zacharczyk, and Maggie McCrae each had goals for Shore as well. Teagan Harmon made just one save for the shutout.
Shore racked up 33 shots on goal.
Kaitlin Williams made 19 stops for Belvidere.
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(STANHOPE, NJ) -- Not that long ago it seemed like the days of The Stanhope House might be numbered. But the iconic music club endured the challenges of the COVID pandemic and if there were any doubts about its survival, the spring schedule makes the point very clear that it is here to stay.The Stanhope House, which closed only briefly during the worst of the pandemic, is offering an impressive mix of rock, blues and folk in April and May, includ...
(STANHOPE, NJ) -- Not that long ago it seemed like the days of The Stanhope House might be numbered. But the iconic music club endured the challenges of the COVID pandemic and if there were any doubts about its survival, the spring schedule makes the point very clear that it is here to stay.
The Stanhope House, which closed only briefly during the worst of the pandemic, is offering an impressive mix of rock, blues and folk in April and May, including a couple of classic 60s bands.
Canned Heat kicks off a number of "special event" shows on April 2, with Iron Butterfly (In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida) scheduled for April 23. The newest version of Canned Heat, which originally dates back to 1966, features Jimmy Vivino on lead guitar and vocals.
In between in April, the amazing Joanne Shaw Taylor (shown at the top of this article) brings her own brand of the British blues and rock to the club on April 8 and cosmic country and western singer Daniel Donato hits the stage on April 22.
There will be some Phish in the air when The Dude of Life, or for those who know him personally, Steve Pollack, comes to Stanhope for a show on May 7. Pollack co-wrote numerous Phish songs, including "Suzy Greenberg", "Run Lke an Antelope", Fluffhead", and "Dinner and a Movie", "Crimes of the Mind" and "Slave to the Traffic Light". Next, Friends of the Brothers, a premier Allman Brothers tribute band that includes four musicians with either direct or indirect ties to the original band, comes to Stanhope on May 14. A week later, Steve Forbert (Romeo's Tune) makes a long awaited return appearance at The Stanhope House on May 20. Chris Duerte, a native of Austin, TX, who many describe as playing "ferocious rockin' blues", travels to Sussex County on May 24.
Throughout the spring, The Stanhope House and its promoter, Flying V Productions, will be announcing other main attraction shows, as well as offering the best of regional bands.
The storied Stanhope House is located on Main Street in Downtown Stanhope. For tickets to these events and to view the full schedule, visit stanhopehousenj.com.
Get ready to look up. And no, this isn’t a preachy Leonardo DiCaprio /Jennifer Lawrence film.June’s so-called strawberry moon (named that because this month is when strawberries are harvested in northeastern North America) is going to be a supermoon. That means it’s the time the moon and earth are the shortest distance from each other and the moon will appear 7% bigger.Now that 7% may sound insignificant. It’s not. The full supermoon is going to look huge. Bigly huge, enormous, and everybody will be talk...
Get ready to look up. And no, this isn’t a preachy Leonardo DiCaprio /Jennifer Lawrence film.
June’s so-called strawberry moon (named that because this month is when strawberries are harvested in northeastern North America) is going to be a supermoon. That means it’s the time the moon and earth are the shortest distance from each other and the moon will appear 7% bigger.
Now that 7% may sound insignificant. It’s not. The full supermoon is going to look huge. Bigly huge, enormous, and everybody will be talking about it, I’ll tell you this. (To put it in terms of our 45th president).
Not only is this supermoon on Tuesday going to be amazing, but according to experts, there’s going to be what they are calling a “parade of planets” visible by the naked eye that will get even easier to see as the days go on.
Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are lined up close together in the sky this month and on June 24 will be the easiest to see. That rare planetary alignment hasn’t happened since December of 2004 when it last allowed us to view it with the naked eye from Earth.
Man, you could get neck strain with all this looking up this month. It’s best to view that planet parade during the early morning hours.
So that strawberry supermoon on Tuesday? That’s at its fullest at exactly 7:51 a.m. Tuesday morning June 14 here in New Jersey according to space.com but you’ll be able to enjoy it from June 13 through 15.
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A trip to New Jersey doesn't have to be all about the beach. Our state has some incredible trails, waterfalls, and lakes to enjoy.
From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to the hidden gems of New Jersey, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is such a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it's a great workout.
Before you go out on the trails and explore some of our listeners' suggestions, I have some tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.
If you are going downhill and run into an uphill hiker, step to the side and give the uphill hiker space. A hiker going uphill has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.
Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless they are marked as an official trail, steer clear of them. By going off-trail you may cause damage to the ecosystems around the trail, the plants, and wildlife that live there.
You also do not want to disturb the wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.
Bicyclists should yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also yield to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you will encounter on the trails in New Jersey.
If you are thinking of bringing your dog on your hike, they should be leashed, and make sure to clean up all pet waste.
Lastly, be mindful of the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it's probably best to save your hike for another day.
I asked our listeners for their suggestions of the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions:
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A nor'easter blasted its way up the Atlantic Coast on Saturday, dropping more than a foot of snow in parts of the state, and even more in New England, which saw gale-force winds and widespread power outages.In North Jersey, which took a glancing blow from the storm, the National Weather Service predicted snow would taper off after 1 p.m., with "gradual clearing" during the early evening. Accuweather predicted light snow would fall until 6 p.m. in much of northern New Jersey, at a rate of about 0.2 inches per h...
A nor'easter blasted its way up the Atlantic Coast on Saturday, dropping more than a foot of snow in parts of the state, and even more in New England, which saw gale-force winds and widespread power outages.
In North Jersey, which took a glancing blow from the storm, the National Weather Service predicted snow would taper off after 1 p.m., with "gradual clearing" during the early evening. Accuweather predicted light snow would fall until 6 p.m. in much of northern New Jersey, at a rate of about 0.2 inches per hour.
After the snow stops, however, the winds will continue to blow it around, making driving hazardous. The winds will die down by mid-evening when temperatures will drop into the high single digits for northeastern New Jersey and colder for northwestern areas of the state.
The cold weather and winds will produce wind chill equivalent temperatures of zero or below, according to the NWS forecasts. The northwesterly winds will range from 20-30 mph with gusts 30-40 mph leading to possible power outages caused by falling branches.
Sunday will be cold, followed by a warming trend next week with temperatures rising each day in front of the next storm expected to bring rain on Wednesday evening.
Much of this weekend's snow could be gone by the end of the week but there is the possibility of minor flooding as snow melt combines with rain.
Here's what else we know about the present storm:
Bergenfield had a total of 6.9 inches by the end of the day, according to the National Weather Service. The record for snowfall on Jan. 29 for the borough had been just 0.5 inches of snow, according to Bob Ziff of the North Jersey Weather Observers.
The Weather Observers had a slightly different total for Bergenfield, measuring 6 inches of snow. Ziff's group measured 6.5 inches of snow in Harrison, 3.3 inches in Wayne, 2.7 inches in Ramsey, 8 inches in Elizabeth and 3.5 inches in Sparta.
Ramsey reported 13 degrees with a wind chill of minus 3 degrees at 8 a.m., when winds were gusting to 22 mph.
By noon, Paramus had 4 inches of snow, West Milford had 5.1 inches as of 3 p.m., and and Toms River had over a foot of snow.
Morris and Sussex counties had between 2 to 4 inches of snow by 10 a.m.
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly reported 4.7 inches of snow in Fair Lawn as of 2:40 p.m.
Major malls are open in North Jersey, but some reported delayed openings. Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus will open at 1:30 p.m.; Willowbrook Mall in Wayne and the Shops at Riverside in Hackensack were both scheduled to open at noon. Paramus Park reported no delays.
The storm is expected to continue through Saturday evening with blizzard conditions affecting the coastal parts of the state. Though North Jersey's predicted snowfall has grown, the region will still miss the worst of the storm. Farther south near the Jersey Shore, parts of the area could get up to 18 inches of snow.
Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency in advance of the storm Friday. The order took effect at 5 p.m. Friday. Murphy urged all residents to stay off the roads if possible.
New Jersey Department of Transportation issued a commercial vehicle travel restriction on multiple Interstate highways in New Jersey on Friday. The commercial vehicle travel restriction applies to all tractor-trailers, empty straight CDL-weighted trucks, passenger vehicles pulling trailers, recreational vehicles, and motorcycles.
Notice is for the following highways in both directions:
NJ Transit temporarily suspended all bus, River Line and Access Link services at the start of the service day on Saturday. Service was anticipated to resume later in the day.
Rail service, Newark Light Rail and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will remain on regular weekend schedules for as long as conditions allow, although Hudson-Bergen Light Rail is subject to delays up to 20 minutes due to weather-related issues. Tickets will be cross-honored for rail, light rail, NJ Transit bus and private carriers.
State officials urge the public to stay off roads. If you need to drive, experts say to travel with an emergency kit in case you get stranded on impassible roads. Cars should stay off the roads to the greatest extent possible to expedite snow removal.
The storm is wreaking havoc at the Metro New York airports.
The winter storm had nearly shuttered the three major Metro New York airports on Saturday morning. As of 12:30 p.m., 2,085 flights into and out of Newark, LaGuardia and Kennedy airports had been canceled.
Newark Liberty International Airport, which had 4.5 inches of snow by 9 a.m., is reporting that more than 90% of outgoing flights have been canceled.
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LaGuardia Airport reported that 97% of its scheduled flights had been canceled due to the storm. By 9 a.m., the airport had 5.3 inches of snow.
Travelers are advised to contact their airline to confirm their flight and allow extra time to get to the airport.
"You should ONLY travel to the airport if you have a confirmed flight," warned Newark Liberty International Airport on Twitter Friday.
Bergen, Passaic and Essex counties are all under a winter storm warning from the National Weather Service until 7 p.m. Morris and Sussex, which are not expected to get quite as much snow, are under winter weather advisories with the possibility of blowing and drifting snow.
The strongest winds are set for Saturday with scattered tree damage and power outages, especially near the coast, expected across the state. Blowing snow and reduced visibility is also predicted for Saturday.
The storm pummeled Ocean and Monmouth counties beginning Friday night, when the Jersey Shore was under its first blizzard warning from the National Weather Service in more than four years.
As much as a foot and a half of snow fell along the coast, with Bayville in Ocean County registering 21 inches, and Spring Lake Heights in Ocean County receiving 17 inches.
Liam Quinn is a breaking news reporter for NorthJersey.com. To get breaking news directly to your inbox, sign up for our newsletter.