VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ – With a blizzard warning in place until 7 a.m. Sunday, the National Weather Service has increased the forecasted snow totals for Verona and Cedar Grove. The original estimate of 8 to 12 inches has now increased to closer to 11 to 17 inches, with 9 to 13 expected today and an additional 2 to 4 inches this evening.
Gov. Chris Christie declared a State of Emergency Friday night and is urging residents to stay off the roads. All NJ Transit services are suspended until further notice and 35 mph speed restrictions are in place on both the Garden State Parkway and the NJ Turnpike.
Verona and Cedar Grove cancelled all events and activities for the weekend. Click here for a complete list. In addition, all on-street parking is banned in both towns to allow the snow plows to clear the roads as quickly as possible.
According to the National Weather Service, the snow should subside after midnight tonight. Forecast for Sunday is mostly sunny, with a high near 31 degrees, but wind chill values of 5 to 15 degrees and wind gusts as high as 23 mph.