WARREN, NJ- The National Weather Service (NWS) in Mount Holly has issued a Winter Storm Warning and Hazardous Weather Outlook from noon on Monday through 7 p.m. Tuesday. A major snowstorm with the potential for up to 24 inches of snow is predicted as of 4:15 p.m Sunday.
All schools will have an early dismissal on January 26. All after school and evening activities are also canceled. The early dismissal times are as follows: Watchung Hills- 12:05 ,Middle School - 12:45, A.L. Tomaso School - 12:50, Central School, Mt Horeb, and Woodland School - 1:20 p.m. Due to the impending snowstorm there will be no lunch at
Warren Middle School.
All United flights leaving from area airports on Tuesday have been canceled.
The National Weather Service says," Please be prepared to alter plans and monitor future forecasts issued later today for any changes." In addition, light snowfall on Monday morning could cause slippery conditions in the Warren area.
As of 3:45 a.m. Monday, snow has started to fall in Warren.
According to the National Weather Service, there will be life-threatening conditions and extremely dangerous travel due to heavy snowfall and strong winds with whiteout conditions. Secondary and tertiary roads may become impassable. Strong winds may down power lines and tree limbs.
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.
TAP into Warren will update to reflect new information as it is released.
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