Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

Snow

The National Weather Service has posted a Blizzard Warning for Morris County. Snow totals for Morris 20-28 inches with drifting of 5-10 feet.

Governor Chris Christie has declared a State of Emergency in New Jersey, authorizing the State Director of Emergency Management to activate and coordinate the preparation, response and recovery efforts for the current storm, with all county and municipal emergency operations and governmental agencies.

Residents are asked to stay off the roads except for emergency needs. Those who must drive are asked to use extreme caution while traveling across the county and state.

“This weekend’s storm is producing heavy snow and a variety of dangerous travel conditions throughout the state,” said Governor Chris Christie. “I’ve authorized state officials to continue all necessary actions, and we will monitor conditions throughout the remainder of the storm. I encourage all New Jerseyans to drive carefully and remain off the roads if possible so that our first responders and public safety officials can safely respond to any emergency situations.”

In Morris County, according to the National Weather Service, strengthening low pressure will slide by just to our South and East today and tonight bringing heavy snow, strong winds, and blizzard conditions to much of our area.

Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 a.m. on Sunday.

  • Hazard types: Heavy snow.
  • Snow accumulations: 18 to 24 inches.
  • Timing: snow will continue, heavy at times, today before tapering off by early Sunday morning.
  • Impacts: snow will stick to some wires and trees which could cause some power outages especially when combined with gusty winds. Some roads will become impassable at times due to increasing snowfall rates today. In addition, gusty winds will produce areas of blowing snow and reduced visibilities.
  • Winds: north 15 to 25 mph with some gusts up to 35 mph.
  • Temperatures: in the mid to upper 20s today.

Road conditions across the state are available at the New Jersey Department of Transportation website at http://www.511nj.org/.

 

 

Please stay warm and stay safe.