NEW BRUNSWICK - With a winter storm expected to dump eight or more six inches of snow on the city Wednesday, all municipal offices and schools have been ordered closed for the day.
“All non-essential city hall offices will be closed tomorrows, Wednesday, March 7,” city spokeswoman Jen Bradshaw said in a statement posted on the municipal web site.
The school district also announced the closing of all schools for Wednesday.
City parking decks will be opened at 8 a.m. Wednesday for residents to get their vehicles off city streets. Drivers will have to show proof of residency, and they will be able to park in the decks until 8 a.m. Thursday.
"The purpose of snow facilities is to keep Snow Designated Routes open and clear to allow easy passage for emergency vehicles," city police said in statement.
A list of snow routes is available at www.njnbpa.org/parking-info/snow-parking. Vehicles must be removed from the by 8 a.m. Wednesday, or they may be towed, police said. For information for assistance with parking the city advises people to call Parking Services at (732) 667-8100.
Parking will be available at the decks on Morris, Plum and New streets, and the Wellness Center facility.
Gov. Phil Murphy declared of a state emergency beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
“We are particularly concerned w/ Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex and Warren counties,” the governor said in a statement posted on the state web site. He said those northern counties are “still reeling” last weekend’s nor’easter.
The National Weather Service predicts New Brunswick could get four to eight inches of snow on Wednesday and another two inches on Thursday before the storm ends.