WARREN, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy has declared a state of emergency in New Jersey as of midnight on Tuesday.
The governor says Interstates 287 and 78 will be closed to commercial vehicles when the state of emergency takes effect.
Green Brook and Long Hill have Board of Education meetings on Monday night so the call has not yet been made for a Tuesday snow day, A delay was announced on Monday night, but be prepared for Warren Township Schools, Watchung Hills Regional High School, Green Brook, Watchung, and Long Hill schools to make the call to cancel school and all after school activities.
“All Warren Township schools will have a two-hour delayed opening on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. AM preschool and AlphaBest before care are cancelled. We will be monitoring weather conditions in the early morning hours. Any changes to the district's operating status will be communicated by 8:00am.”
“Watchung Hills Regional High School will have a 2-hour delayed opening, February 12, 2019, due to inclement weather and poor road conditions. We will follow a Day 1 schedule with classes beginning at 9:30 am. Please refer to the time schedule below.”
|Time Slot 1||9:30 - 10:07|
|Time Slot 2||10:12 - 10:49|
|Time Slot 3||10:54 - 11:31|
|Lunch||11:31 - 12:11|
|Time Slot 4||12:14 - 12:51|
|Time Slot 5||12:56 - 1:33|
|Time Slot 6||1:38 - 2:15|
“Watchung Borough School District will have a 2 hour delayed opening on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, due to weather conditions. Valley View School will start at 10:15 am. Bayberry School will start at 10:45 am. Preschool classes will start at 11:00 am. Lunch periods will be held in both schools. After school activities will run as scheduled. Best Time will only operate after school.”
Raritan Valley Community College will be closed on Tuesday, February 12. All classes and events have been cancelled.
North Plainfield Schools have a delayed opening at 10 a.m.
The National Weather Service has Issued a Weather Advisory for our area and predicts up to 5 inches of snow and a light glaze of ice to form overnight into Tuesday.
“Plan on slippery road conditions and a long period of snow, sleet, and freezing rain,” the Weather Service said. “The hazardous conditions will impact the morning and evening commutes.”
Gov. Phil Murphy said, “The latest forecasts indicate NJ will get snow and a wintry mix tonight and into the morning.
I am declaring a State of Emergency for the entire state effective midnight tonight.
Please use caution when traveling.”
The Watchung Hills PTO meeting is canceled.. “Considering the fact that the guest speakers are traveling from outside the area and WHRHS families prepping for the impending storm, the PTO has decided to cancel the meeting tonight. New date will be announced soon,” they said.
Jersey Central Power & Light
New Jersey American Water
Forecasters anticipate hazardous travel conditions statewide.
Be prepared for icy road conditions in Warren, especially Hillcrest Rd., Morning Glory Rd., Warrenville Rd., and Washington Ave. 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.
New Jersey State Police Issues Commercial Vehicle Travel Restriction
Colonel Patrick J. Callahan has announced a commercial vehicle travel restriction due to the anticipated severity of the impending winter storm.
Effective Tuesday, February 12, at 12:00 a.m., there will be a commercial vehicle travel restriction for the following roadways:
• I-195 (entire length)
• I-78 (entire length)
• I-80 (entire length)
• I-280 (entire length)
• I-287 (entire length)
• I-295 (entire length)
• I-676 (entire length)
• I-76 (entire length)
The commercial vehicle travel restriction does NOT apply to the following roadways:
• New Jersey Turnpike
• Garden State Parkway
• Atlantic City Expressway
The commercial vehicle travel restriction applies to:
• All tractor-trailers
• Empty straight CDL-weighted trucks
• Passenger vehicles pulling trailers
• Recreational vehicles
Trucks already in New Jersey are encouraged to use truck stops or rest areas during the restriction. In order for road crews to effectively plow, drivers should not park on shoulders.
Residents and motorists should avoid driving unless you are an essential employee needed for emergency response. If you do not have to be on the roads during the storm, please stay home. If you must go out, drive slowly, fill your gas tank, charge your phone, pack blankets, water and non-perishable food items. Visit ready.nj.gov to learn how to prepare for winter weather.
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