WESTFIELD, NJ — As a blizzard warning continued Tuesday afternoon for Westfield and surrounding towns, Police Chief David Wayman warned of potentially worsening road conditions.
“I encourage everyone to stay home as cleanup continues and the roadways become icy as the temperature drops,” Wayman said.
The town of Westfield issued a snowstorm update Tuesday afternoon on its website, www.westfieldnj.gov:
The latest National Weather Service forecast calls for the blizzard warning to remain in effect until midnight tonight. Snow mixing with sleet is expected to return to all snow before all precipitation tapers off later this evening. Temperatures will remain in the mid 20s throughout the day, dropping into the teens overnight. Potentially dangerous icing conditions will result.
Please continue to stay indoors and stay safe. The police chief advises that the road conditions are very dangerous.
All hands are on deck as all of the town’s plows are out working in every section of town. The mayor and council members are riding along in plows to assess the conditions and measure progress.
To keep the 9-1-1 lines open for true emergencies, please do not call the police department to inquire about when your street will be plowed. Instead, please refer to the “Order in which Streets are Plowed” and the “Snow Plowing Portal.”