GREEN BROOK, NJ -- The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for the northern New Jersey area, including all of Somerset County. The North Plainfield and Green Brook area are pretty much guaranteed 2 feet, and are on the edge of the 1-foot range.
The snow has already started as of 6 a.m., and there should be between 2 and 4 inches by dinner time. Starting in the evening, blizzard conditions with high winds and snow accumulation of up to 4 inches an hour could occur.
The school systems in both communities have already announced early closings for Monday, and are expected to be closed on Tuesday, although no announcement has been made.
North Plainfield Police Chief William Parenti and Green Brook Police Chief G. Christopher Kurz have both promised to keep TAP into North Plainfield and Green Brook updated on road closings and other emergencies to help keep the public aware.
There are no travel restrictions yet, but unnecessary travel is discouraged. Emergency services are already expected to be severely taxed, and car accidents or other avoidable and non-life threatening emergencies could keep them from getting to a severe emergency in time to save life or property.