WARREN, NJ - New Jersey and New York City have declared a state of emergency as of 6 p.m. Monday. All Warren schools are closed on Tuesday due to inclement weather and poor road conditions. All after school and evening activities are canceled.
"This severe winter storm is expected to produce tonight through Tuesday afternoon significant snow accumulations, winds gusting up to 60 miles per hour, freezing temperatures, widespread coastal flooding and hazardous whiteout travel conditions,” Christie said.
The National Weather Service now says as much as 30 inches of snow could fall.
“Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle and wait for help to arrive,” the National Weather Service warns.
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In declaring a State of Emergency, the State Director of Emergency Management is authorized to activate and coordinate the preparation, response and recovery efforts for the storm with all county and municipal emergency operations and governmental agencies. Commuters are asked to use extreme caution while traveling across the state.
“During these threatening conditions, I urge all New Jerseyans to remain off the roads so our first responders and public safety officers can safely and efficiently handle emergency situations.”
New Jersey roads are expected to be impassable due to significant amounts of heavy, blowing, and drifting snow, low visibility and whiteout conditions, with the highest impact expected from late Monday night through Tuesday afternoon. Forecasted snow accumulations from five to more than 20 inches are expected in some areas of the state.
Due to the severe winter storm, the State of New Jersey has authorized the closing of state offices on Tuesday, March 14 for all non-essential employees. Essential employees should report to work on their regular schedule.
ALL Somerset County government offices and programs will be closed Tuesday, March 14, due to the predicted snowstorm that is expected to impact much of New Jersey.
The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ work session and regular meeting originally set for March 14 have been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 21, at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
All Somerset County Transportation services have been canceled for March 14. For more information, contact the county Transportation Division at (908) 231-7116 or 1-800-246-0527 or TransportationDiv@co.somerset.nj.us
Recycling pickups in Hillsboroughhave been postponed to Wednesday, March 15. Recycling collections in Millstone have been moved to Thursday, March 16.
The following senior centers operated by the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services will be closed Tuesday, March 14: Hillsborough, Montgomery, Quail Brook, Warrenbrook and the Senior Wellness Centers in Bernards and Bridgewater.
There will be NO Meals on Wheels deliveries on March 14. Clients are asked to use the non-perishable meals sent out earlier in the season. If clients do not have frozen meals, or if they have lost power, they can use Heater Meals, shelf-stable meals that come in an orange box. Directions for heating are on the box. Heater Meals are NOT intended for use in a microwave oven.
For more information about senior services and programs, contact the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services at (908) 704-6346or toll-free at 1-888-747-1122.
The Intoxicated Driver Resource Center class that was scheduled from 4 to 10 p.m. on March 13 and March 14 has been cancelled. Call (908) 704-6304 for more information.
Raritan Valley Community College has canceled all classes and events for March 14 at all locations.