MORRISTOWN, NJ - Another winter storm will hit Morristown on Tuesday night, according to the National Weather Service and county officials, bringing with it snow accumulations of 8 to 12 inches and high winds.
On his Twitter account, Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesday night.
“We are particularly concerned w/ Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex and Warren counties, which are still reeling from this past weekend’s #noreaster,” Murphy said in a tweet.
Heavy snow may begin as early as 7 p.m. and could fall at rates between 1 and 3 inches per hour, making travel “very difficult to impossible,” weather alerts said.
“With each forecast update, we have increased confidence that we will be dealing with a major storm, with potential snowfall totals significantly increasing,” said the Morris County Office of Emergency Management in a statement.
A winter storm warning and hazardous weather outlook are in effect from 7 p.m. Tuesday through 3 a.m. Thursday, said the National Weather Service.
Similar to Friday’s nor’easter that, according to county officials, left more than 20,000 JCP&L customers in Morris County without electricity, heavy snow and high winds of up to 35 mph could mean even more power outages throughout the area—including Madison.
More than 14,000 Morris County residents still do not have power, according to county OEM officials.
“We recognize that we are in for a major storm and are planning accordingly,” they said.
County and state officials urge residents to remain safe and be prepared for the coming snow. For additional information and to learn more about storm preparedness, visit ready.nj.gov or click here for tips from Morris County.