Gov. Murphy Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Latest Nor'easter

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TRENTON, NJ -- For the second time in a month, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has declared a state of emergency in advance of a major snowstorm that is predicted to slam the Garden State.

More than 100 school districts -- including the Scotch Plains-Fanwood K-12 district -- have canceled school on Wednesday.

The National Weather Service predicts snow and wind gusts as high as 25 mph overnight. On Wednesday, could be heavy at times. The temperature will fall to around 29 by 8:00 a.m. and with the wind chill, it will feel like 15 to 20 degrees. The chance of snow is 100 percent with an accumulation of 7 to 11 inches possible.

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Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo advises residents that they must remove all vehicles from the roadway to allow the DPW to effectively and efficiently perform snow removal operations. Residents also should ensure that they do not shovel or snow blow their snow back into the roadway after it has been plowed. Additionally, Fanwood's Borough Code 259-22 states that residents must remove all snow and ice from any sidewalk in front of their property within 12 hours of daylight after the snow has fallen.

"Please check on elderly neighbors or those with special needs that may require assistance during the storm," said Chief Trigo.

Scotch Plains police are asking the public to report downed trees that block roadways or damage vehicles or residences. Notify PSE&G of power outages and live wires.

TAPintoSPF will continue to monitor the weather situation and provide updates throughout the storm.

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