Another round of snow is expected to fall Sunday night into Monday, the National Weather Service said.
WESTFIELD, NJ — Town firefighters rescued a man whose hand got stuck in a snowblower on Saturday, authorities said.
“Firefighters were able to disassemble the machine and free the patient’s hand,” the Westfield FMBA Local 30 said in a Facebook post. “The patient was transported by the Westfield Rescue Squad.”
Full details on the snowblower incident were not immediately available on Sunday.
The National Weather Service predicted another round of snow would fall Sunday night into Monday.
The Weather Service said 5 – 8 inches of snow would fall in Union County and surrounding areas between 1 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday.
“A winter storm warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible,” the statement said. “If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.”
Westfield firefighters also reminded the public to clear snow from fire hydrants.
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Municipal officials on Sunday reminded the public that local regulations require snow to be removed from public areas within 24 hours of a snowfall.
“The town’s snow ordinance requires all snow to be removed from sidewalks within 24 hours after snowfall has ended,” the town’s Facebook post stated. “Please be neighborly and ensure your property is in compliance. The town will be enforcing accordingly in the interest of public safety.”
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