SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Township of Springfield Office Emergency Management and the Department of Public Works are closely monitoring the winter weather conditions that will impact Springfield this weekend. 

A significant storm is expected Saturday and Sunday. DPW crews will be patrolling, treating and clearing township roads throughout the weekend. The township requests residents give road crews extra room to work.   

Snow may cause slippery conditions on roads, sidewalks, bridges, ramps, and untreated surfaces.

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch as of 3:45 a.m., January 18, which remains In effect from Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon.

WHAT: Heavy mixed precipitation possible. Total snow and   sleet accumulations of 3 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch possible.

WHERE: Portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut and southeast New York.

WHEN: From Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Travel could be very difficult at any point during the storm. Rapidly falling temperatures Sunday afternoon into the evening could cause any standing water to quickly freeze over. Strong wind gusts Sunday afternoon into the night could bring down tree limbs and power lines.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts at the National Weather Service.