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Piscataway: Expected Nor’easter Shuts Down Schools; Town Hall is Open

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The fourth nor'easter in recent weeks is expected to dump over a foot of snow across Central Jersey. Credits: National Weather Service
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Editor's Note: All municipal government departments remain open for business including the Piscataway Town Hall.

PISCATAWAY, NJ — All Piscataway Township Schools will be closed on Wednesday in anticipation of yet another nor’easter snowstorm. All after school activities and events are also canceled.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning with more than a foot of snow predicted to fall across Piscataway and the surrounding Central New Jersey area.

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The fourth nor’easter in recent weeks, the storm is expected to begin late Tuesday evening and last until overnight Wednesday into Thursday. Wind gusts as high as 45 miles per hour and snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour can occur which could limit visibility and bring down additional trees and power lines.

Residents are advised to not drive anywhere during the storm unless necessary. For those who do need to be out in the storm, weather officials suggest bringing a flashlight and extra food and water and a full tank of gas.

Piscataway Township Police will be enforcing a parking ban starting at 11 p.m. Tuesday until 12 p.m. Thursday. No one will be allowed to park on any township street during that time to allow for snow removal operations.

Gov. Phil Murphy has declared a state of emergency for all of New Jersey beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

State offices will be closed, however essential employees needed for emergency response are required to report to work.

And a commercial vehicle ban has been issued for the entire lengths of I-78, I-80, I-280, and I-287 meaning trucks, motorcycles, and recreational vehicles will have to pull over until the storm ends.  

To report power outages, contact the PSEG Outage Center online or call 1-800-436-PSEG (7734).

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