SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit is preparing for the arrival of Winter Storm Juno, a relatively slow-moving, major winter weather system that is expected to bring with it colder temperatures, high winds, and snowfall totals exceeding 12 inches, and perhaps as much as 20-30 inches.
“The Division of Public Works (DPW) has been applying salt and brine to roads in anticipation of a major snow event Monday into Tuesday,” reports City Administrator Christopher Cotter. “Our snow removal planning efforts for a storm begin as soon as forecasts of impending weather events are received from the National Weather Service, and the DPW develops a snow removal plan unique to the individual storm. The primary focus in always on public safety.”
Winds at sustained speeds of 25-35 miles per hour (MPH) are anticipated, with gusts up to 50 MPH possible. Temperatures will eventually sink into the teens as a low.
- Strong winds will combine with the snow to produce low visibility and blizzard or near-blizzard conditions Monday night through Tuesday.
- The winds could also cause some tree damage and power outages from coastal northeast New Jersey to coastal parts of New England.
Tapintosummit.net previously published a column -- authored by Lynn Reed, Sales Associate at Keller Williams-Summit -- regarding storm preparedness, in which Reed listed important telephone and website information for local utilities, City agencies, and emergency services. This information should be kept close at hand during severe weather situations.