WESTFIELD, NJ — Commuter parking lots have been plowed and Westfield's roads are open, Mayor Andy Skibitsky announced via the town’s website Monday evening, although the job took longer than originally hoped.

“The crews continue to work on roads and at this time all arterial, collector, secondary and tertiary roads have been opened. In addition, the commuter parking lots have been opened and the shopper lots are being cleared as I write this message,” Skibitsky wrote.

“All shopper lots will be open later tonight. The town apologizes for the inconvenience this morning for the commuters that arrived at the lot and were unable to park,” he said. “It was the town’s intention to have the commuter lots open in time for the commute but our crews needed a rest for safety reasons after working 35 hours straight and they needed to check in on their own families.

“When they returned this morning at 5 a.m. the task took longer than anticipated. The commuter spaces that remain snow-covered in the main lot are expected to be cleared tomorrow,” he said.