snow 012715 9snow 012715 2The blizzard that wasn’t  still left a mess ‘o snow. And even with the lifting of a statewide travel ban Tuesday morning, non-binding requests by local officials that residents stay off the roads appeared well-heeded. A noontime spin through the Greater Red Bank Green found county roads mostly clear, but local streets somewhat difficult to navigate.

By 1 p.m., the snowfall had ended, the sun was burning through a haze, and temperatures appeared headed to a balmy 30 degrees – if the forecast can be trusted. And local residents took to their shovels and sleds, just as they would after any snowstorm. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

snow 012715 3Digging out on Rumson Road in Little Silver.

snow 012715 13Enjoying a snow fight on Drs. James Parker Boulevard in Red Bank.

snow 012715 8A view down Broad Street in Red Bank shortly before noon.

snow 012715 6Romping in the yard at River Road and Woodland Drive in Fair Haven.

snow 012715 7The view east along River Road from Red Bank into Fair Haven.

snow 012715 14Clearing out Earl Street in Red Bank.

snow 012715 5Looking north on Fair Haven Road from Hilltop Drive in Fair Haven.

snow 012715 10Shoveling out a car on Shrewsbury Avenue in Red Bank.

snow 012715 12Uncertain where to start, on Leighton Avenue in Red Bank.

snow 012715 1Getting in a run on Branch Avenue in Little Silver.