WESTFIELD, NJ — With a blizzard warning going into effect at 1 p.m. Monday, Westfield’s department of public works spent the morning gearing up for a tough couple of days.

“For the time being, we are getting the roads salted and the plows and all other equipment prepared,” said Greg O’Neil, Westfield’s director of public works. “The main message we’d like to get out to the residents is to please have all vehicles removed from the roadways. The amount of on-street parking significantly hinders snow plowing.”

Westfield Police Chief David Wayman made it clear that cars parked on streets where parking is prohibited during snow between 3 p.m. Monday and 6 a.m. Wednesday will be ticketed and towed.

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Students at Westfield Public Schools have four-hour sessions Monday. Many private schools and businesses are closing up shop early, as well.

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