SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Bracing for the fourth Nor'easter of March, state, county and local officials are taking precautions and planning for the worst.
Upwards of a foot of snow is expected throughout the day Wednesday, accompanied by high winds.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy declared a State of Emergency at 7 p.m. All state offices will be closed.
South Plainfield Public schools will be closed Wednesday, with all after school events canceled.
All minicipal buildings including Borough hall, PAL and Senior Center will be closed.
The library at the municipal complex will be closed.
Borough Police and the Department of Public Works remind residents that vehicles should be removed from the streets to allow plows and emergency vehicles clear passage.
Mayor Anesh sent out press release earlier today urging residents to remove vehicles from the roadways and the dangers of the impending storm. "Travel on roadways tonight and tomorrow should be done with extreme caution," said Anesh. "If you have a loss of power or see a downed powerline stay away from the power line and contact PSE&G immediately at 1-800-436-7734 or go to their website at PSEG.com. "
Middlesex County College has canceled all Wednesday classes.
Raritan Valley Community College will be closed Wednesday.
Rutgers University will close all offices and cancel all classes on the New Brunswick and Piscataway campuses as of 8 a.m. Wednesday and reopen at 5 a.m. Thursday, March 22. Classes will resume first period at each campus.
NJ Transit trains and buses are expected to be impacted. Major airlines have been canceling flights out of Newark Liberty International Airport as well as Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports in New York City.