South Orange Digs Out From First Round of Snow

Traffic is light in downtown South Orange on Thursday. Credits: T.J. Brennan
Village President Alex Torpey praised the Department of Public Works employees on his social media accounts for their efforts in clearing South Orange streets. Credits: T.J. Brennan
Snow buries the Halsey Gardens apartment complex. Credits: T.J. Brennan
Quemars Ahmed, a Seton Hall alumnus who got stuck in South Orange after attending an event on campus, walks in the street along South Orange Avenue.       Credits: T.J. Brennan
Snow covers a street sign on South Orange Avenue and Cottage Street. Credits: T.J. Brennan

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – The area can expect another round of heavy snow overnight, according to the National Weather Service.

The forecast tonight calls for snow mixed with rain, switching over to all snow for an additional 3 to 6 inches of accumulation. The next chance for snow is Friday night into Saturday.

On Thursday, village offices were closed and Seton Hall University canceled classes. The South Orange-Maplewood School District is on Winter Recess through Monday.

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Commuters faced disruptions as well. The Jitney service was suspended, and NJ Transit restored bus service in Essex County at 4 p.m. after suspending it shortly before 11 a.m., but passengers were warned to expect delays and detours. Trains were delayed, and NJ Transit reported at 6:52 p.m. that Midtown Direct service into Penn Station had been restored and outbound service was extended.

NJ Transit plans to run on a regular schedule on Friday.

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