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Winter Storm Euclid Hits Sussex County

December 26, 2012 at 4:47 PM

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ - Sussex County is currently being blanketed by Winter Storm Euclid, which started with a few small flurries around 2 p.m. today in southern sections of the county, and snow is now falling steadily around the county.

Euclid is the fifth major winter storm to hit the nation since November.
Less than two weeks following Hurricane Sandy, Sussex County residents, many who were still in the dark from post-Hurricane Sandy power outages, had to endure the effects of Winter Storm Athena. Winter Storms Brutus, Caesar, and Draco, impacted the Northern Plains, and the Midwest, during their respective periods, between November 11, and December 21.
 
Unlike its winter storm siblings, Euclid was born on the other side of the country over the weekend, in the Sierra Nevada Mountain range of California. Before departing its origin state, Euclid dropped over six feet of snow. Euclid made stops in Denver, Santa Fe, Dallas, and Little Rock, before making its way through the central states, including Indiana, and Ohio. 
 

Dallas saw its first Christmas snowstorm since 1975, and, Amarillo, Texas, which also had about four inches of the white stuff last year, its first back to back White Christmas, since 1894 and 1895.   
 
According to the National Weather Service, Winter Storm Euclid is expected to dump fur to eight inches of snow over Sussex County through Thursday, as well as a quarter inch of ice. Snow is expected to mix with sleet, and freezing rain, tonight into tomorrow.
 
Winter Storm Euclid is projected to continue through the area, and then proceed north to cities including, Buffalo, N.Y., and Burlington, Vt.
 
Residents are cautioned to stay off the road.
 
Byram Township Fire Department has already posted a message on its Facebook Page, "Please use caution, and stay off the roads during the snowstorm."
 
The Sparta Theatre, which initially posted on its Facebook Page, it would stay open for the 5:30 p.m. showing of "Parental Guidance (PG)," now indicates it is closing its doors for the night, and canceling that showing.
 
"To any ticket holders for any of the cancelled shows for tonight, will be reimbursed tomorrow," the theatre wrote. "We do apologize for the inconvenience. Safety is our priority."
 
 
The Alternative Press of Sussex County will continue to keep readers informed as this storm passes through the county. Click here to follow us on Facebook, where news and information, will also be posted.

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