NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - New Brunswick public schools will have early dismissal and Rutgers University will be closing its offices on all campuses early as winter weather bears down on the Hub City and the surrounding area.

New Brunswick elementary schools will let out at 1:40 p.m. New Brunswick Middle School will let out at 1 p.m. and all secondary schools will let out at 12:56 p.m.

All afterschool activities at the Greater Brunswick Charter School at 429 Joyce Kilmer Ave. have been canceled.

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Rutgers will cancel all classes and close offices on all campuses beginning at 3 p.m. through 5 a.m. Tuesday due to the winter storm.

New Brunswick and the rest of Middlesex County have been added to a winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service.

The winter storm warning will remain in effect until 4 a.m. Tuesday and covers the area as far west as Allentown, Pa. and as far south as Trenton.

According to the National Weather Service, the morning's light rain and drizzle was to change to snow. The snow will become heavy at times into this evening.

Snowfall amounts are forecast to vary across the area, but they should generally be in the 5- to 8-inch range.

Travel will become difficult and hazardous conditions could impact the morning and evening commute.

With snow in the forecast, New Brunswick residents and visitors are asked to monitor this site for the latest parking information.

Gov. Phil Murphy, speaking this morning on WINS-AM 1010, said that state offices will close early this afternoon. He said the state has 2,100 pieces of equipment ready to help with the afternoon commute.

According to a press release issued by the Governor's Office, NJ Transit anticipates regular service on its rail, bus, light rail and Access Link services Monday as long as weather conditions permit safe operation. 

NJ Transit will have personnel and assets in position to address any issues that may arise during or after the storm, which could include downed wires or trees. 
NJ Transit’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is open and closely monitoring weather forecasts and conditions as the storm develops. Key personnel will monitor any impacts to the system throughout the duration of the storm. 
Customers are advised to use extreme caution around bus stops, stations and facilities as slippery conditions may exist. Customers should also build extra travel time into their schedules as residual delays and some cancellations may occur from the residual effects of the storm. 

Before starting your trip, visit for up-to-the-minute service information.  

Customers are encouraged to download or update the NJ TRANSIT mobile app to set up and receive customized service alert information via push notifications.