TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Dozens of crashes and spinouts have been reported as an early spring storm dropped a wintry mix of snow, sleet and rain across New Jersey.

Northern areas were hit the hardest by Monday morning's storm, with 4 to 8 inches of snow on the ground in many areas. Many schools held delayed openings, while some canceled classes.

Central areas saw about 1 to 3 inches overall, while only trace accumulations were reported in southern areas.

The storm created dangerous travel conditions during the morning commute, and speed limits were reduced on stretches of the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and other major highways.

But conditions were expected to greatly improve by early afternoon, as the storm moved out and temperatures rose into the low 40s.