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Latest Snow Storm Hits SOMA: Updates, Closures and More

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - With a winter storm warning issued from the National Weather Service (NWS) from 6 a.m on Wednesday through 6 a.m. on Thursday, their latest forecast calls for heavy snow with total accumulations of 12 to 18 inches expected.

The NWS is predicting "snow this morning will become heavy by afternoon and into the evening."

The NWS forecast also includes that the "heavy snow and wind gusts up to 40 mph could bring down tree limbs and power lines, creating power outages."

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Here are the latest updates for Wednesday, March 21:

South Orange Maplewood School District

  • South Orange Maplewood School District and all of its schools will be closed Wednesday, details here.

Township of Maplewood:

  • No Jitney service.
  • Full storm update from Maplewood here.

South Orange Village:

  • Village Municipal Offices, Library and the Baird Community Center are closed.

  • Full storm update from South Orange here.

Maplewood Police:

  • State of Emergency has been declared in Essex County and Maplewood.
  • There will be no parking permission granted.
  • All vehicles must be removed from the roadway to allow for snow removal.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy

  • Governor Phil Murphy has declared a state of emergency for the entire state beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Other Closures and Cancellations on Wednesday, March 21

  • Naturalization Ceremony has been postponed, according to an update on Facebook from South Orange Village President Sheena Collum.
  • Sadie's in South Orange is closed according to their Facebook page.
  • D&I Fitness in South Orange is closing at noon according to their Facebook page.
  • Cedar Ridge Cafe is closed according to their Facebook page.

This article will continue to be updated throughout the storm.

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