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Winter Storm Update from South Orange

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New Jersey and Essex County has announced Emergency Declarations which South Orange will also have in affected March 21, 2018, 9 :00 a.m. Please move all vehicles from the road way to allow for the Department of Public Works (DPW) to clear the roads.

Village Municipal Offices, Library and the Baird Community Center will be closed.
Please see a detailed forecast and more information below:

Weather:

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PRECIPITATION CONTINUING AS: Snow /sleet

 PRECIPITATION CHANGING TO: Snow BETWEEN: 8-9am

 ACCUMULATING SNOW OR SNOW/ICE OR ICE EXPECTED TO

 END: Tonight AT APPROXIMATELY: Midnight

FIRST INCH ON PAVEMENT EXPECTED BETWEEN: 9-11am

THREE INCHES ON PAVEMENT EXPECTED BETWEEN: 12-2pm

SIX INCHES ON PAVEMENT EXPECTED BETWEEN: 4-6pm

TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION: 6-12

TOTAL ICE ACCUMULATION: Trace
TEMPERATURE AT THE ONSET OF PRECIPITATION: 33-38 DEGREES

 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE DURING PRECIPITATION: 32-36 DEGREES

 TEMPERATURE AT THE END OF PRECIPITATION: 31-35 DEGREES

AVERAGE WIND DIRECTION AND SPEED: NE 15-30 GUSTING TO 35 MPH
REMARKS: Low pressure will move slowly northward off the Jersey coast tonight, then east of Cape Cod overnight. Light snow early becomes heavier this afternoon into tonight. Blowing snow may inhibit visibilities as well. Some sleet is likely through 9 a.m. this morning. None accumulating snow goes till 3 a.m.

More weather information:

https://www.google.org/publicalerts/alert?aid=da1f18feaa37735f&hl=en&gl=US&source=wweather

SO Alerts: Emergency Alerts and Non-Emergency Notifications:

The Village's SOALERTS system allows residents to subscribe to our notification service for all levels of Emergency Alerts as well as subscribe to specific non-emergency Notifications covering a variety of Village services and topics. Please update and check your subscription to ensure that you are getting all requested notifications. http://www.southorange.org/610/SO-Alerts

Emergency Protocols:

As of March 21, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. all on street parking is prohibited and travel is highly discouraged. If you have an on street parking permit, please park in the Third Street Garage.

If you have a fire hydrant in front of your home please keep it clearly visible and accessible as it could save your home – or even your life.

Residents are required to clear snow as best as possible from their sidewalks within 12 daylight hours following snowfall. Do not shovel snow into roadways, as it puts emergency vehicles in danger. Please be careful when shoveling and take frequent breaks.

Shoveling snow into the street is prohibited and will result in the issuance of a summons which will require a court appearance and fine.

Please do not stretch extension cords across road ways as it creates an unsafe condition for you and our emergency personnel.

Parking Authority:

Jitney service will run regular AM schedule tomorrow morning Wednesday, March 21.

No jitney service tomorrow evening or late night.

No Senior service tomorrow.

No parking enforcement tomorrow.

SOPA office is closed.

All on street permits should park in the Third Street Garage.

No senior bus service.

Third party reporting:

Please report any power outages to PSEG at: 1-800-436-PSEG (7734)

You can view the PSEG outage map: http://outagecenter.pseg.com/external/default.html

Additional information:

If there are power outages, the Village asks all residents and neighborhood associations and groups to do their best to check on any residents that may be elderly or have special needs

Emergency calls for police, fire or medical service will be triaged and high priority calls will be answered first

Non-emergency information and requests for service can be submitted via SOConnect at http://www.southorange.org/597/SO-Connect or by downloading the app GovAlert on your mobile phone. Understand non high priority requests may not be responded to immediately.

The Police Department, Fire Department, Rescue Squad, Department of Public Works and Office of Emergency Management are all staffed up to handle emergent conditions throughout the duration of the storm and operations are being coordinated through the Office of Emergency Management’s Emergency.

The next update will be at 6 p.m.

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