UPDATE: Westfield Schools Go Remote for Second Day Due to Icy Conditions

WESTFIELD, NJ — A winter storm dropped 3 to 4 inches of snow on the area Thursday, but town officials reminded residents that it’s not over yet.

A National Weather Service advisory in effect until 7 p.m. Friday predicts an additional 1 to 3 inches of snow will fall. In Westfield, this means residents need to keep their cars of the streets, town officials said.

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Public works crews will be plowing through the night and, officials said, those people parked in Lots 1 and 3 due to the storm must move their cars by 6 a.m. Friday so that the lots can be cleared.

“Crews will also be doing plowing touch ups and salting as needed tomorrow,” the town’s announcement said.

Grand Sanitation, the recycling contractor hired by Westfield, told the town they were not able to complete all of Zone 4 pickups Thursday due to road conditions.

Officials said the recycling hauler will return to the missed areas of Zone 4 Friday and will pick up in Zone 5 on Saturday.

Following all-remote instruction and an abbreviated day Thursday, the school district in the evening said it would update parents in the morning if the weather necessitated another change to the schedule.

“If we are not able to open for hybrid instruction tomorrow, we will update you early AM,” the district said in a text message. “It will depend on weather/road/sidewalk conditions.”

Email Matt Kadosh at mkadosh@tapinto.net | Twitter: @MattKadosh

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