Westfield Readies for Pre-Thanksgiving Winter Storm

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UPDATE: The National Weather Service has downgraded this warning to an advisory, and says two to four inches of snow are possible.

ORIGINAL STORY:

WESTFIELD, NJ — With a winter storm warning in effect for the Westfield area from 7 a.m. Wednesday until 1 a.m. Thursday, Westfield Police Chief David Wayman is calling for caution. According to the National Weather Service, heavy wet snow will impact holiday travel Wednesday and Wednesday night, and snow accumulation of six to 10 inches is possible.

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“If at all possible, limit your travels,” said Wayman. “Use caution, if you have to drive.”

During a town council conference meeting Tuesday night, Town Administrator Jim Gildea said that PSE&G had already contacted the town about its preparations for the impending storm.

“They’re ready to go with extra crews,” said Gildea.

Town Engineer Kris McAloon noted that leaves are still in the streets, as the town has not yet completed leaf pick-ups, which could complicate matters.

If residents would remove their vehicles from the road to facilitate plowing, it would be greatly appreciated, Wayman told TAP into Westfield.

Parking on the following streets, or the identified portions thereof, is prohibited whenever snow has fallen and remains prohibited until after the snow has ceased falling and the roads have been sufficiently plowed: 

- Central Ave. (entire length) 
- Clark St. (between West Dudley Ave. and Edgewood Ave.) 
- East Broad St. (between Mountain Ave. and North Euclid Ave.) 
- Prospect St. (between East Broad St. and East Dudley Ave.) 
- West South Ave. (between Westfield Ave. and Central Ave) 
- West Broad St. (entire length)

Wayman has advised that Westfield police will enforce these parking restrictions. 

For winter storm tips from the town of Westfield, click here.

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