sb 012114A pedestrian – or was she a bridge tender? makes her way across the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge shortly after noon, above. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

A driving snowstorm blew into the Red Bank area Tuesday morning, quickly turning roads treacherous, blotting out visibility and slowing traffic to a crawl.

redbankgreen took a lunchtime tour of the Green that turned into a slog. Check out our photos, below.

shrews 012114Visibility was almost nil on Patterson Avenue in Shrewsbury.

rb 012114 3A woman battled snow, wind and dicey footing on Shrewsbury Avenue in Red Bank.

rb 012114 1Downtown Red Bank began clearing out early.

rumson 012114So did Rumson-Fair Haven Regional, causing a bit of a jam on Ridge Road in Rumson.

LS 012114Time and temperature, courtesy of Little Silver Fire and First Aid.