SUMMIT, NJ - As the Hilltop City prepares for the imminent arrival of 'Winter Storm Harper', the City of Summit is updating residents regarding the weather system's expected impact, and emphasizing saftey precautions community members should be taking to ensure the safety of all.

Ahead of the expected storm, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy declared a State of Emergency effective at noon today, and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management has implemented a partial travel restriction and authorized the removal of abandon vehicles along roadways when needed. 

Current weather reports indicate snowfall should begin in Union County between 6 and 8 p.m., with a predicted accumulation of one to three inches of the white stuff overnight. Temperatures are expected to rise in the morning hours, bringing rain and creating siushy conditions.

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Union County is under a flash flood warning until 1 p.m. Sunday.

Temperatures are expected to drop to seven degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday evening alone, and residents are advised to:

  • Be prepared for ice on sidewalks and roadways.
  • Take extreme caution while walking or traveling.
  • Travel only if absolutely necessary.
  • Keep cars in driveways and off streets to allow Division of Public Works crews to remove snow and effectively treat ice on roadways.