CLARK, NJ — The National Weather Service has announced a Winter Storm Warning for Union County is in effect from midnight Tuesday until 4 a.m., Thursday. Governor Phil Murphy has declared a state of emergency for the entire state beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesday night.
According to a bulletin issued by Union County, heavy snow is possible with snow accumulations of six to 12 inches or more possible. Snow is expected to start after 10 p.m. on Tuesday evening.
Union County officials reminded residents that a Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions that will make travel very hazardous or impossible. They are advising those that must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in their vehicle in case of an emergency.
For updates and to view service advisories affecting Union County services, visit www.ucnj.org
Union County announced that the following facilities and programs will be affected on Wednesday, March 7:
- Home delivered meals and congregate meals are both suspended.
- The Union County Paratransit System will be available only for medical trips and the Route 22 Shuttle.
- The ASK senior outreach event at the Linden Public Library is canceled. Please visit the County website, ucnj.org, for other ASK events in March.
- The Wednesday Sheriff’s sale is canceled.
- The “Branches Against Bullying” event is canceled.
- Warinanco Sports Center, Trailside Museum and the Watchung Stables will all be closed.
Clark Township issued a reminder to residents via Facebook to remove all cars from the streets when the snow begins falling as required by township ordinance.
Residents along county or state roads are also reminded that both the State of New Jersey and the County of Union prohibit parking on the roadways under their jurisdiction when they are snow covered.
PSE&G warned that downed power lines and power outages are possible, the announcement said:
The saturated ground, the weight of the wet snow, and wind gusts have the potential for bringing down utility lines and tree limbs. Residents are reminded downed wires should always be considered “live.” Do not approach or drive over a downed line and do not touch anything that it might be in contact with. Call 9-1-1. Power outages should be reported to PSE&G (1-800-436- 7734).