SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A winter storm is expected to hit New Jersey tonight with peak impacts tomorrow. The storm, which will eventually bring high winds and a wintry mix of rain, sleet, and perhaps some snow, will stall with effects lasting into Wednesday and possiblyThursday.

The Scotch Plains Police Dept urges residents to please take the appropriate precautions and drive safely. Report any issues on municipal roads to 908-322-7100 x7. If there are any issues on County roads, please call County Police at 908-654-9800To report downed power lines or outages, PSE&G customers should call (800) 436-7734, while JCP&L customers should dial (800) 545-7738 or use the automated reporting line at (888) 544-4877For questions about your gas service, call Elizabethtown Gas at (800) 492-4009.

Please tell your friends and neighbors about CODE RED alert system, and stay informed by visiting the Scotch Plains Police Facebook page.