SPARTA, NJ- Due to a Winter Storm Warning currently in effect and the forecast over the next 24-hours of extreme weather conditions for our region, the Sparta Township Chief of Police, and Emergency Management Coordinator, Ernest I. Reigstad has ordered the Sparta Township Municipal Building to be immediately utilized as a “GO 2 Center.”

A “GO 2 Center” is not a designated shelter.  You cannot sleep, eat or shower at this location.  This center is established for those Sparta residents who need a safe location in which to warm up and recharge their electronic devices.

If you should lose power at your residence and need such assistance, you are urged to come to the Sparta Township Police Department located in the lower level of the Municipal Building and sign in at the Communications Center window which will be marked with “GO 2 Center” placards.  The center is currently open and shall remain open until such time yet to be determined by the Chief of Police.

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For hours of operation and other relevant information, please go to the Sparta Township Website at and the Sparta Police Facebook page.  Local media outlets will be advised via press release. 


Sparta Board of Education Work Session meeting is cancelled for tonight and rescheduled for Thursday, Jan 23.  They will have a closed session at 6:30 and open to the public at 7:30.

All Sparta after- school activites and athletics are cancelled.

All Rec Basketball games and practices scheduled at the High School and Middle School are cancelled for tonight

This article will continue to be updated throughout the day.



Sparta schools will follow an EARLY DISMISSAL SCHEDULE today

For Mohawk Avenue School AM KKindergarter and AM PreK are on regular schedule.  PM Kindergarten and Pre-K are cancelled.

Ms. Loyer and Ms. Bahnatka's classes will be dismissed at 1:15.

Alpine School will release students at 1:05 p.m.

Helen Morgan will release students at 12:05 p.m.

Sparta Middle School will release students at 12:40 p.m.

Sparta High School will release students at noon.

All after school activities are cancelled as well.