SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Interim Superintendent Dr. Gary McCartney canceled school Wednesday “out of an abundance of caution” as the township cleans up after snowstorm “Stella.”
Dr. McCartney made the decision and put out a message on the district’s phone alert system Tuesday evening.
He said there is a likelihood that township roads and sidewalks would re-freeze overnight and closing for a second day would give residents and crews the chance to make sure students can return to classes safely on Thursday.
While South Brunswick did not see double-digit accumulation of snow during the Nor’easter, the storm did bring a good amount of sleet and freezing rain to the community.
With temperatures expected to plummet behind the storm into Wednesday, police are advising residents to be cautious and that roads could become hazardous to travel as nightfall approaches.
Weather forecasters are also saying that snow showers may develop at times during the next few days as temperatures remain in the 30s and lower 40s.
Tuesday saw many businesses closed in the township, as were municipal offices, schools, and scheduled events.
Residents spent much of Tuesday afternoon cleaning off their vehicles and shoveling driveways and sidewalks as the storm departed.
People in northern New Jersey, Pennsylvania, upstate New York, and Connecticut saw up to 30 inches of snow during the storm, according to broadcast reports from those regions.
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