SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ – Unlike last year, the blizzard of 2016 is living up to all the hype, and if anything the snow, wind and coastal flooding is far worse than what anyone expected. There are reports that snow accumulation totals have exceeded two feet. North Plainfield, Green Brook and Watchung have reported a number of stranded vehicles, and North Plainfield Mayor Michael Giordano said earlier this evening a front end loaded was required to assist in the transport of a patient to a local hospital.
“The Governor has declared a State of Emergency,” said North Plainfield Mayor Michael Giordano. “During the blizzard all non-emergent travel is prohibited. We have a number of vehicles blocking roadways, and we are trying to remove them, but it is making snow removal efforts very difficult.”
The Mayor is right. The storm is making nearly any activity difficult. The heavy snow and high winds have made roads throughout Central New Jersey impassable. Green Brook and Watchung have issued Nixle alerts throughout the day waring motorists to stay off the roads, as well as announcing a number of road closures due to the snow conditions.
New York Governor Cuomo has issued a travel ban for New York City, and a number of local Mayors have already started issuing States’ of Emergencies’ themselves.
The Blizzard Warning is still in effect, and is not forecasted to end until 6:00am Sunday morning. TAP into North Plainfield/Green Brook/Watchung will continue to provide updates throughout the storm.