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Mayor Issues Message & Bernards Schools Closed Before Wednesday's Winter Storm

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Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Township Mayor John Carpenter posted the following message on Tuesday afternoon to residents on the township’s website and Facebook page regarding the township’s preparation for the upcoming Winter Storm Toby. 

Bernards Township schools closed

By later Tuesday, Bernards Township schools were declared closed in anticipation of Wednesday's storm. All school activities, practices and evening events are canceled for the day, according to the Bernards Township school website.

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Even later, Bernards Township announced that its municipal offices at 1 Collyer Lane would be closed tomorrow.

State Gov. Phil Murphy declared a State of Emergency for New Jersey beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday ahead of tomorrow's anticipated nor'easter.

The National Weather Service predicted earlier on Tuesday that between 12 and 18 inches of snow accompanied by strong winds will hit central New Jersey in the storm.

Message from Mayor John Carpenter: 

Dear Fellow Residents, 

The National Weather Service has again forecast significant snowfall with potential severe wind gusts to impact our area into Wednesday morning. I would like to assure everyone that our municipal staff and emergency services including Emergency Management, Public Works and Police are again preparing to deal with this storm and remain at the ready. All equipment has been checked and staff remains available for this event. 

We have been in contact with JCP&L who assure us that they are preparing for this storm by staffing additional dispatchers and analysts at regional dispatch offices and working to secure mutual assistance crews from other areas to help with potential restoration efforts. 

The township will again issue periodic updates over Facebook, Twitter, township e-service and website should the need arise. Should warming centers or shelters need to be opened, they will be publicized through these mediums as well.

As a reminder, please do not go near, touch or drive over downed power lines even if you believe they are not energized. JCP&L customers are urged to contact them directly to report power outages by calling 1-888-544-4877 as this is the quickest way to get into their queue. Please make sure to check on neighbors who may be elderly or unable to get around. Lastly, please refrain from calling 9-1-1 unless it is a life threatening emergency. 

Thank you and be safe.

 

In a press release, JCP&L said they are taking additional steps to prepare for possible weather impacts that include:

- Staffing additional dispatchers and analysts at regional dispatch offices

- Airing radio ads telling customers how to prepare for storms

- Checking equipment and vehicles to make sure they are ready to operate in heavy snow conditions

- Communicating with emergency management officials, state officials, regulators and local officials about storm preparation efforts

- Ramping up storm updates on social media and on the company website.  Follow JCP&L on Twitter @JCP_L, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JCPandL or online at www.jcp-l.com

- Communicating with customers regarding storm preparation tips and safety reminders

- Continuing efforts to secure mutual assistance crews to help with restoration efforts.

JCP&L customers who are without power are encouraged to call 1-888-LIGHTSS.

 

 

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