WARREN, NJ - Happy Spring. Another storm, another snow day, and one more day lost from spring break. Warren Township, Green Brook, Long Hill, Watchung, and Watchung Hills Regional High School and North Plainfield have all made the call to cancel school and all after school activities on Wednesday, Mar. 21.
At Watchung Hills due to exceeding the allotment of emergency closing days, school will be open on Thursday, April 5th (Day 4) and Friday, April 6th (Day 2).
A winter storm warning is in effect until 2 a.m. Thursday, according to an alert from the National Weather Center.
The latest forecast calls for 12-16 inches, with heavy mixed winter precipitation transitioning to heavy snow. The NWS is warning heavy snow with strong wind gusts is likely to cause down trees and power lines. This storm is predicted to be much like the March 7 storm that left thousands of residents without power, and widespread tree damage.
All New York City schools are closed on Wednesday, Mayor DiBlasio announced on Tuesday evening.
Raritan Valley Community College will be closed on Wednesday, March 21. All classes and campus events have been cancelled. Rutgers New Brunswick has officially closed campus for Wednesday, Mar. 21.
At Warren Middle School, the vendor for Thursday, March 22 , has canceled food day orders. If there is school that day, be prepared to pack a lunch.
The Green Brook Board of Education Meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 21 has been rescheduled for March 28 at 8 p.m.
Expect heavy snow with blowing and drifting, slippery conditions and possible closures on Hillcrest Rd., Washington Ave., Warrenville Rd. and Morning Glory Rd. in Warren.
Warren Township Police ask drivers to remember, "Four-wheel drive helps you drive, not stop. Please drive slow and keep your distance between the car in front of you. Stay safe "
Take the time now to clear out the snow around fire hydrants and knock snow off of tree branches and bushes to avoid breakage later. The Warren Fire Dept. said," Just a friendly reminder to all the residents of Warren to please help us by ensuring that your nearby fire hydrant has been shoveled out. Being able to locate and quick utilize fire hydrants is crtical for operations. So while we’re out running fire calls, please please please go outside and shovel out your neighborhood fire hydrant."
Be prepared in case of power outages. Charge your electronics, get batteries, flashlights and candles ready.
I- 78 and I-287 will be impacted along with local roads. Bridges and overpasses are the first to ice over. If driving, reduce speed and allow extra time to reach your destination.
If you do have to go out on the roads, bring emergency supplies and a fully charged mobile phone.
In the event you experience a power outage, be sure to contact your service provider (PSE&G: 1-800-436-7734; Jersey Central Power & Light: 1-888-544-4877).
Do NOT contact the police department unless an emergency exists with your power loss.
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