West Orange Township Storm Information Updates and Cancellations; NJ State of Emergency Declared

January 2, 2014 at 4:25 PM

WEST ORANGE, NJ - (Editor's Note: This article was updated at 6:45 pm).  Residents are asked to stay off the roads, highways, and roadways.  

Governor Chris Christie has declared a State of Emergency in New Jersey.  Read the Governor's order here.

The Winter Storm Warning has been upgraded from a Winter Storm Watch, and West Orange Township has notified residents regarding closures and delays:

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From Mayor Robert Parisi and the township:

A winter storm warning has been issued with snow expected from this evening through Friday afternoon. This storm could create hazardous road conditions in and around West Orange. Drivers are urged to stay off the roads to keep them clear for emergency vehicles and allow public works crews to plow the streets.

Friday and Saturday morning trash collection will be as usual. Also, place Christmas trees at the curb for pick-up beginning Monday, Jan. 6. Do not wrap the tree in plastic. Trees will be taken to the Environmental Center for mulching.

If you were scheduled for a recycling pickup on Jan. 1, there will NOT be a special recycling pickup this week.  The next regularly scheduled recycling pickup will be Wednesday, Jan 8. You can bring recyclables to the Environmental Center but they must be sorted.

Parking rules remain in effect. 

For power outages, call PSE&G at 800-436-7734.

In case of an emergency, dial 911. For non-emergency matters, WOPD can be reached at 973-325-4000. Check on your neighbors, especially if they are senior citizens.

West Orange School District

The West Orange School District announced at 6:00 pm that school will be closed on Friday, Jan. 3 due to the storm and Gov. Christie's State of Emergency.

The Board of Education meeting scheduled for tonight, Thursday, Jan. 2, has been cancelled due to expected snowfall and has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 6. The meeting will be held in the Library Media Center at West Orange High School, 51 Conforti Ave., beginning at 8 p.m.

Seton Hall Prepatory School is also closed.

Essex County Information

Due to the forecasted snowstorm, Essex County Codey Arena will close today (Thursday, Jan. 2) at 7 p.m. and reopen at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 3.

National Weather Service Update

The National Weather Service has upgraded the Winter Storm Watch to a Winter Storm Warning from 6 p.m. tonight until 1 p.m. Friday.

Expected snow accumulations are 5 to 9 inches of powdery snow with winds 15 to 25 mph and gusts up to 35 mph, which can cause poor visibility and some drifting. Wind chills will be zero to 10 degrees below zero for Friday.  Dress warmly.  Temperatures will drop tonight into the teens tonight and stay there on Friday.

If you absolutely must travel, be prepared for an emergency with a flashlight, extra food and water, a blanket, a fully charged cell phone, small shovel, and some cat litter if possible.

The Alternative Press will continue to provide updates as they become available. 

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