Updated at 10:32 p.m.
Schools closed early and three municipal meetings were called off Monday.
WESTFIELD, NJ — With slick conditions in the forecast for Monday afternoon, schools let out early and plow trucks took to the streets to clean up the slushy mess in the second day of a two-day winter storm.
Snow fell atop of leaves piled on roadsides making it impossible for the department of public works to plow curb-to-curb. Even so, officials urged residents to get their vehicles off of the streets.
“We do encourage everyone to move their vehicles off the road regardless,” said Kim Forde, spokeswoman for the town. “But we do not anticipate ticketing or towing without curb-to-curb plowing.”
By 8:10 p.m., 2 inches of snow had fallen in nearby Cranford, and the Weather Service predicted 3 to 5 more inches of snow would fall before 7 a.m.
Westfield municipal offices closed at 3 p.m. and three municipal meetings scheduled for Monday night were called off due to inclement weather: Planning Board, Board of Health and Recreation Commission, officials said.
As of Monday night, new dates had yet to be determined for a public hearing on the town’s master plan update, which was anticipated for the Planning Board session; and a public hearing on a local law to regulate the sale of vaping devices.
It was the second of day of a slushy storm that had postponed some winter activities in Westfield but not the annual tree lighting Sunday.
While the Weather Service predicted Tuesday’s high temperature near 39 degrees, wind chill values were anticipated to make it feel between 20 and 30 degrees.
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