WESTFIELD, NJ — Snow shoveling, snowman making, sledding and the like could be in the picture for some of this town’s students on Monday.

The Westfield Public School District announced that with a winter storm bearing down on the region, schools would be closed Monday.

The National Weather Service had forecast wet snow along with freezing rain in some parts with 5 – 8 inches expected and a glaze of ice.

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The heaviest snowfall amounts are expected mid to late into the evening, the Weather Service warning issued at 3:55 p.m. stated.

Westfield officials advised the public to keep cars off of snow-covered roadways to allow for plowing.

The full list of eight streets in Westfield with alternate side of the street parking regulations during snow events can be found here on the town’s website.

Earlier Sunday, Governor Phil Murphy declared that New Jersey would enter a state of emergency beginning at 3 p.m. ahead of the expected winter storm. The Governor encouraged New Jerseyans to visit ready.nj.gov for important weather updates and safety information.

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