Closures Being Announced as Next Snowstorm Heads for Somerset County


BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Closures, snow parking and more are already being announced in Bridgewater and Raritan as Somerset County prepares for a nor'easter that could potentially bring 10 to 14 inches of snow Wednesday.

In Bridgewater, there will be no park and ride service to New York City Wednesday. It will resume Thursday.

The Richard Hall Mental Health Center, in Bridgewater, will be closed Wednesday, as will the Senior Wellness Center, in Bridgewater. Meals on Wheels will not be running.

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In addition, Raritan Valley Community College will be closed Wednesday.

In Raritan, snow parking is available, and all vehicles will need to be removed from roadways when snow has accumulated. Parking will be allowed in the Raritan Train Station lots, Raritan Municipal Building, municipal lot at Thompson Street, Mill Street Parking Lot, Orlando Drive parking area, St. Ann Church on Anderson Street, St. Joseph's Church on East Somerset Street, Zeus Parking Lot on Orlando Drive and Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Loyadham Temple on West Somerset Street.

In Bridgewater, vehicles must be removed from the following roads, according to Bridgewater Township Police:

  • Brown Road
  • Cambridge Lane, from Brown Road to Colonial Way
  • Colonial Way
  • Country Club Road
  • Crim Road
  • Foothill Road
  • Garretson Road
  • Glenwood Terrace
  • Hemlock Drive
  • Hillcrest Road
  • Hunter Road
  • Long Road
  • Meadow Road
  • Milltown Road
  • Mine Road
  • Mountain Top Road
  • Mt. Vernon Road
  • Newman's Lane
  • Papen Road, from Brown Road to Mountain Top Road
  • Rector Road
  • Steele Gap Road
  • Stella Drive
  • Timberline Drive
  • Twin Oaks Road
  • Vosseller Avenue
  • Woodlawn Avenue

County roads to vacate are Finderne Avenue, East Main Street, Chimney Rock Road, Foothill Road, North Bridge Street, Washington Valley Road, Mount Horeb Road and Old York Road.

According to the county, recycling collections will be made in Bridgewater Wednesday as weather conditions allow.

According to the National Weather Service, Bridgewater and Raritan are under a Hazardous Weather Outlook and Winter Storm Warning from 10 p.m. Tuesday until 3 a.m. Thursday. Heavy snow is expected, with total accumulations of 10 to 14 inches.

Travel is expected to be difficult to impossible, with snowfall rates of about 2 inches per hour from around 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

In addition, according to the National Weather Service, widespread power outages are possible from breaking branches and possible trees uprooting.

Keep checking back here for additional updates in advance of and during Wednesday's storm.


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