Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
We continue to monitor what appears to be a “quick hitting storm” that is on track to impact Morris County.
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a “Winter Storm Warning” from midnight tonight until 4 p.m. Thursday. The snow is expected to move into our area overnight tonight, generally developing between 11 p.m. this evening and 1 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) morning.
Data suggests the snow will intensify by 4-5 a.m., with moderate-to-occasionally heavy snow then likely to continue through about noon.
The heavy snow may make many roads potentially impassable for several hours during the worst part of the storm. We also may experience power outages due to the weight of the snow on tree limbs and power lines.
Lingering lighter snow may continue into the afternoon hours, before finally tapering off. Total accumulations of 6-11 inches are forecast at this time. We anticipate rapid accumulations on all surfaces and a significant impact to the morning rush hour.
Please only call 911 for an emergency.
We have provided the link below to the JCP&L 24-7 Power Center. Please use the link and related applications to report a power outage. Please also see the JCP&L message below.
Jeffrey S. Paul
Director, Office of Emergency Management
Morris County Dept. of Law & Public Safety