December 10, 2013 at 12:15 AM
RANDOLPH, NJ - A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Morris County, including Randolph, with expectations of 2-4 inches of snow beginning around 8 a.m. Tuesday and ending around 3 p.m. Temperatures are expected to stay in the low 30's throughout the day and drop into the low to mid 20s by nightfall. The Advisory was issued by the National Weather Service at 9:45 p.m. on Dec. 9 and runs through 6 p.m. on Dec. 10.
According to the National Weather Service:
WITH ABUNDANT LOW LEVEL MOISTURE ACROSS THE REGION AND TEMPERATURES DROPPING BELOW FREEZING THIS EVENING...ANY STANDING WATER WILL FREEZE LATER TONIGHT. THIS WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES...OVERPASSES...AND UNTREATED ROADS.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW... SLEET... OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES... AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.
Although the roads were salted on Sunday as ice and snow fell, driving conditions were difficult for Monday morning as layers of ice coated vehicles, and icy driveways and roads made commuting treacherous. Randolph had a total of 23 weather related motor vehicle accidents on Sunday according to the police department.
Residents are advised to salt their driveways and sidewalks, take necessary precautions, and not venture out during the storm if it is not necessary.
The Randolph School district has CLOSED all schools and programs for today because of the timing and severity of the expected storm.
The Alternative Press will provide updates as they become available.