SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The borough is under another winter storm warning from midnight until 9:00 am Wednesday. Governor Chris Christie has already declared a state of emergency in preparation for the storm. Snow is expected to overtake the area after midnight and slowly change to sleet and freezing rain by morning. In addition to snow accumulations of one to three inches, there is a chance of significant ice accumulation.
The South Plainfield Board of Education has closed all Public Schools for Wednesday February 5, 2014. This snow day will need to be made up because all of the allotted snow days have already been exhausted.
This snow storm will be on top of the eight inches of snow that fell on Monday. South Plainfield Administrator Glenn Cullen said, “we are worried that any significant icing may cause power outages. Most of the snow that fell Monday is still stuck to tree limbs, and any significant icing could cause downed trees and wires.”
Mayor Matthew P. Anesh said, “despite the severe winter weather, South Plainfield still has enough sand and salt on hand to handle this storm, but we could really use a break.”
Governor Chris Christie had this to say about the impending storm: “Tonight’s winter weather is expected to produce snow and ice, creating hazardous travel conditions and affecting areas throughout the state that are already recovering from yesterday’s storm, I’ve authorized state officials to continue all necessary actions to assist, and my Administration will continue monitoring conditions throughout the remainder of the storm. I encourage all New Jerseyans to drive carefully and remain off the roads if possible so that our first responders and public safety officials can safely respond to any emergency situations.”
In addition to the state of emergency, Governor Christie has closed all state offices for non-essential personnel.