The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for our area in effect from 7:00 p.m. this evening through 7:00 p.m. Saturday. Heavy snowfall is expected with total accumulations of 4in to 11in. Wind gusts may be as high as 35mph.
Accumulating snow is expected to begin Friday evening, becoming heavy at times Friday night through Saturday morning. Snowfall rates near one inch per hour are possible, with significant reductions in visibility. Snow will diminish late Saturday afternoon.
Residents are reminded to avoid parking vehicles on Township streets to allow for efficient plowing in case of a large snow event. Please do not shovel or plow snow into the roadway; it should instead be confined to the property behind your curbline. Residents should aim to clear snow from sidewalks within 8 hours of daylight after a storm ends. Those who live near schools should try to create safe passage as soon as possible.
Please stay off the roads during a storm unless absolutely essential. The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
Cancellations and Closures
Please be advised that trash and recycling collections are canceled for tomorrow, January 29, in anticipation of the winter storm. Garbage and recycling will resume on the next collection days.
The Town Yard will also be closed on Saturday, January 29.
As a reminder, residents should report any storm-related outages directly to their utility providers at the numbers listed below.
Downed trees and wires may be reported via the non-emergency PD line at 973-564-7001. We remind residents to NOT call 9-1-1 for power outages and/or to inquire about service restoration. Reserve 9-1-1 calls for true emergencies only.
JCP&L reminds customers to stay away from downed wires, even if they believe they are no longer carrying electricity. Extra caution should be used in areas where downed lines are tangled with trees or other debris. Treat intersections with inoperable traffic signals as four-way stops.