RANDOLPH,NJ- Randolph Township Schools will be closed on Friday, Jan. 3.

Tonight's snow storm will be accompanied by winds gusting to 35 mph. If you lose electricity, contact JCP&L immediately at 1-888-544-4877.

If necessary, the Randolph Community Center on Calais Road will be open Friday morning at 8:30 am serving as a warming shelter for residents and a charging center for cell phone and computer devices. The Community Center has WiFi access.

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Garbage and Recycling Collection

Due to the pending snowstorm, the collection of garbage scheduled for Friday, January 3 will begin at 9:00 a.m. Snow plows will be opening streets late tonight into the morning hours. Please be sure to have your garbage cans at the curb between 7-9 a.m.

Due to the impending snow storm, Friday's Recycling Collection for Route 4 is delayed until Monday. All recycling for Route 4 should be placed curbside no later than 7 a.m. Monday. Please do not put out your recycling before Sunday.

 

With severe winter weather in the forecast, below are important outdoor natural gas meter and appliance venting safety tips to ensure public safety and the continuity of service:

To ensure the safe, proper operation of natural gas appliances, such as a furnace and water heater, and to prevent a potentially hazardous buildup of carbon monoxide within your home, ensure that outdoor vent openings and air intakes are not obstructed by snow or ice.

·Exercise caution removing snow or ice from your natural gas meter assembly. Use your hands or a broom, not a shovel, to brush away snow or ice from your meter and regulator. Never kick or hit your gas meter or its piping with a hammer or any hard object to break away built-up snow or ice.

Following a weather emergency, ensure the gas meter is visible at all times and accessible to emergency responders.

Heavy snow and ice may weigh down power lines and tree limbs, causing them to fall. If a natural gas meter  is damaged or gas line is exposed, immediately leave the area and call the 24-hour emergency response line, at 1-800-492-4009 from a safe location.