NUTLEY, NJ - As predicted, heavy, wet snow started falling on the township late Sunday afternoon and continued into the night.
Nutley Public Schools oringally called a delayed opening for Monday Mar. 4, then after consulting with the Nutley Department of Public Works made the decision to cancel school on Monday. Monday will be the last "planned" snow day. Should the district need to make up additional snow days, those days will be taken from upcoming school holidays. 2019 Graduations will not change.
Nutley DPW crews were out clearing roads Sunday night. As the forecast calls for more snow, crews are expected to work well into the morning.
In the 9 o'clock hour Sunday night, the Nutley Fire Department, with assistance from the Bloomfield Fire Department, responded to a house fire on Walnut St. There were no injuries reported and it appears there was not significant damage to the structure. TAPinto Nutley is waiting on official word from the fire department regarding the fire.
As the snow continues to fall, and cling to overhead wires, there is a possibity of wires coming down because of the snow on them, or falling branches. PSEG has crews ready to respond should the need to restore service arise.
The Township of Nutley issued a Winter Snow Storm Bulletin Sunday afternoon. Winter Storm Bulletin No. 1 Details about emergency procedures and protocols are included in the bulletin
While returning from the Walnut St. house fire, TAPinto Nutley reporters shot video of the snow on Walnut St. The vide was shot about 9:45 p.m. Sunday Mar. 3
Part of what made this snow storm particulaly dangerous is the weather earlier this weekend. Relatively warmer ground temperatures caused the first snowfall to melt, producing icy condidions under the new snow.
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