PISCATAWAY, NJ – The effects of the storms that wreaked havoc across the South are now being felt in Piscataway and the surrounding areas as high winds and rain began overnight from the passing nor’easter, causing the Monday morning closure of River Road at Rivercrest Drive due to a downed tree.  

But according to a Piscataway Police Department announcement released later, the area was cleared and reopened to traffic at about 9:15 a.m.

Officials at the National Weather Service (NWS) have issued an alert for high winds to continue throughout the day and into the evening, warning residents and drivers to expect “a stormy day with wind gust of 50 to 65 miles per hour,” and up to 2-inches of rain could fall.

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Warm temperatures reaching into the 40s in the Piscataway area are keeping this storm from turning into snow.

NWS also cautioned that travel will be difficult and power outages are expected as “the strongest winds are expected to occur this afternoon and evening, blowing down trees and power lines.”

The alert remains in effect until 9:00 Monday night. Residents are urged to secure loose items in their yards, and some property damage could occur.

TAPinto Piscataway will have weather updates about the nor’easter as available.

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