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Piscataway Braces for Late Winter Storm; Snow Fall Totals of 8-18 inches Expected

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – The National Weather Service placed much of the state into a Winter Storm Warning as a potentially major storm is forecast to hit the area Monday night, possibly bringing more than a foot of snow to much of New Jersey.

As of 9:31 Sunday night, the National Weather Service in Mount Holly said that it is expecting a low-pressure system to develop off the coast of the Carolinas tomorrow and track northeast to the Mid-Atlantic region by Tuesday.

The storm could develop into a major Nor’easter, bringing double digit snowfall accumulations through late Monday night and all day on Tuesday, according to the forecast.

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While the forecasts vary greatly, the most likely totals for the Central New Jersey region, including Piscataway Township, forecasts of about 8-18 inches of snow during the storm seem the most likely, according to officials.

High winds from 10-20 m.p.h., and gusts up to 35 m.p.h., could accompany the snow, causing near blizzard conditions on Tuesday, according to the forecast.

The NWS also warns that the heavy snow could also bring tree limbs down and cause widespread power outages in its wake.

The Piscataway Police issued the following winter storm alert Sunday evening:

Due to the impending winter weather and the possibility of a significant snow fall with accumulations forecast for 8 to 18 inches, residents must remove all vehicles from the road way to aid in the plowing and to allow for the passage of emergency vehicles.

It is the law in Piscataway that no vehicle shall be permitted to park on any street whenever the road is snow covered. Any vehicle parked in violation of this restriction will be ticketed or removed by towing at the owner or operator's expense.

In addition, we ask for the public’s cooperation in not placing or depositing any snow or ice into or upon any township street during snow removal operations. Township Fire Companies ask for your assistance, and ensure that fire hydrants are clear of snow.

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow, which is in effect from 8 PM Monday to 6 PM EDT Tuesday. A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous, if not impossible. Visibility will be reduced at times due to snowfall rates and strong winds. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight... food...and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Residents are encouraged to continue to monitor news and weather outlets for the latest forecast for this storm.

Stay with TAPinto.net for updates and information throughout the storm as events warrant.

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