Jersey City, Hoboken, Weehawken, Bayonne, Union City, West New York, and North Bergen all made the announcement.
Hoboken later followed up its announcement with a Tweet saying, "We fully understand this may be an inconvenience for our families. Due to the weight of the snow on trees and electrical lines both in Hoboken & surrounding areas, safety had to take precedence."
The announcement came after a Wednesday in which forecasters predicted it would snow most of the day, but the white stuff held off until about 12:30 p.m. However, conditions were hazardous after that.
Forecasters did say they believed the precipitation would end by late Wednesday night. They also predict a bit of light snow for Friday as well, but no significant accumulation.