SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Springfield NJ and the surrounding area. Up to eleven inches of snow are expected to fall by mid afternoon Thursday.
The Springfield Public Schools will be closed due to inclement weather on Thursday February 9, 2017.
From the National Weather Service as of 7:50 p.m.
Tonight - A slight chance of rain and snow between 1am and 3am, then snow. Low around 29. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. North wind 7 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Thursday - Snow, mainly before 3pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Areas of blowing snow after 11am. Temperature falling to around 25 by 11am. Wind chill values between 10 and 20. Blustery, with a north wind 17 to 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 7 to 11 inches possible.
Thursday Night - Partly cloudy, with a low around 14. Wind chill values between 5 and 10. West wind 7 to 17 mph.
Friday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 29. Wind chill values between 5 and 15. West wind 9 to 13 mph.
Friday Night - A 30 percent chance of light snow. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 26. South wind around 6 mph.
Saturday - Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40.
From Springfield Township
The Springfield Office of Emergency Management is monitoring the situation and departments are taking necessary precautions.
The timing of the storm may affect the ability to clear roads sufficiently in time for the morning commute. Motorists are advised to plan accordingly, leave sufficient time for travel, and drive carefully. Unnecessary driving during the storm should be avoided. As always, per municipal ordinances, an on-street parking prohibition exists on all roads in the event of snow accumulation to allow for plowing and the passage of emergency vehicles. Vehicles parked in the streets may be ticketed and/or towed. Property owners must clear their sidewalks within 24 hours after the conclusion of snow fall. It is also prohibited to plow, blow or shovel snow into the streets.
Updates as well as announcements about closures or delays of Township offices will be posted on the municipal website at http://www.springfield-nj.us.
Full details about the hazardous weather outlook are available at http://www.weather.gov
Stay Safe and Connected During Winter Storm
PSE&G is preparing for the wintry weather forecasted to arrive tonight into tomorrow. Based on the forecast, we will quickly go from record warmth today to six to eight inches of heavy, wet snow that can weigh down trees and bring down power lines. We have additional personnel scheduled and on standby, with extra tree crews and equipment at the ready. We’re prepared for whatever the storm brings our way.
We urge you to be cautious during and after the storm:
- To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, do not run any gasoline powered engine, including generators and snowblowers, in a garage or any other enclosed space.
- Downed wires should always be considered “live.” Do not approach or drive over a downed line and do not touch anything that it might be in contact with.
- To report downed wires or power outages, call PSE&G’s Customer Service line at 1-800-436-PSEG.
- Report outages by logging into My Account at pseg.com or by texting “OUT” to 4PSEG (47734). To receive outage updates by text and/or email, sign up for MyAlerts at pseg.com/myalerts
- Our mobile-friendly website includes an “Outage Map” that is updated every 15 minutes and displays the location and status of power outages in PSE&G’s service area.