WARREN, NJ - Weather conditions have closed some roads in the area and necessitated other closures and delays as a blizzard is hitting our area.

Hillcrest Road, Washington Avenue and Warrenville Road are closed due to weather conditions until further notice, police advised.

A blizzard warning remains in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday along the Jersey shore and for portions of central and southern New Jersey.

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CONDITIONS ARE WORSENING CAUSING ROADWAY SHUTDOWNS, ACCIDENTS, AND STRANDED VEHICLES..STAY OFF ROADWAYS IF POSSIBLE, police advised at 10:37 a.m

Mount Bethel Road is shut down between Mountain Boulevard and Mount Horeb Road in Warren. 

Mountain Ave is closed between Route 22 & King George RD. until further  notice in Green Brook.

Speed is reduced on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway.

All WYBA gyms are closed today Thursday January 4. All recreation practices and travel home games and practices are cancelled.For travel away games you should contact your coach.

 NJ TRANSIT bus, rail and light rail are cross honoring passes/tickets system wide due to the storm.

New Jersey has authorized a two-hour delayed opening from normal start times for all non-essential state employees. State Courts are closed.

All area schools are closed.

The Watchung Hills Board of Education meeting will be held as scheduled at  7 p.m. 

Pinto is collecting garbage.

All 10 Somerset County Library branches will be closed until 1 p.m. due to weather. Stay safe at home and cuddle up with your next favorite eRead: somerset.overdrive.com

Visibility could be reduced to a quarter of a mile or less at times, and snow-covered roadways will create hazardous travel conditions. Drivers are urged to use caution.

In the event you lose power, contact your local power provider and not Police Communications unless an emergency exists:

PSE&G: 800-286-9247

JCP&L: 800-285-0515

 

Help the Department of Public Works with snow removal by removing your vehicle from the side of the road. Do not push snow from your driveway back onto the street and do not call 9-1-1 about snow removal from your street.

After the storm, remember to clear all snow and ice for your vehicle, sidewalks and fire hydrants.