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South Orange Monitoring Storm, Essex County Issues ‘Snow Emergency’ March 3-4

From SouthOrange.org:

Photo by Mark Kovacs, South Orange Avenue, November 15, 2018.

March 3, 2019 – Winter Storm

The Township of South Orange Village Office of Emergency Management is monitoring the impending Winter Storm.

Please check the website for updated information throughout the storm.

Weather:

PRECIPITATION DEVELOPING AS: Rain/Snow ON (DAY): Tonight AT APPROXIMATELY: 4-6pm

PRECIP CHANGING TO: Snow BETWEEN: 5-7pm

PRECIP COULD MIX WITH: Sleet/Rain BETWEEN: 11pm-3am THEN CHANGING TO: Snow AFTER: 3am

ACCUMULATING SNOW OR SNOW/ICE OR ICE EXPECTED TO END: Monday AT APPROXIMATELY: 6-8am

FIRST INCH ON PAVEMENT EXPECTED BETWEEN: 8-10pm

THREE INCHES ON PAVEMENT EXPECTED BETWEEN: 9-11pm

SIX INCHES ON PAVEMENT EXPECTED BETWEEN: 4-6am

TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION: 3-6 INCHES

TOTAL ICE ACCUMULATION: TR- .10 INCHES

TEMPERATURE AT THE ONSET OF PRECIPITATION: 37-41 DEGREES

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE DURING PRECIPITATION: 32-36 DEGREES

TEMPERATURE AT THE END OF PRECIPITATION: 29-33 DEGREES

AVERAGE WIND DIRECTION AND SPEED: NE 8-15 MPH

REMARKS: Low pressure heads out of the Carolina’s tonight to a point south of Long Island tomorrow morning. Rain to snow to a mix, then back to snow overnight. Skies clear quickly after 9am.

Emergency Alerts and Non-Emergency Notifications:

The Village’s Alerts & Notifications system allows residents to subscribe to our notification service for all levels of Emergency Alerts as well as subscribe to specific non-emergency Notifications covering a variety of Village services and topics. Please update and check your subscription to ensure that you are getting all requested notifications. http://www.southorange.org/610/SO-Alerts

Emergency Protocols:

Sunday night into Monday travel is highly discouraged. If you have an on street parking permit, please move your vehicle to the nearest municipal lot (preferred lot during a snow event is the Third and Valley Garage levels 4 and 5)

If you have a fire hydrant in front of your home please keep it clearly visible and accessible as it could save your home – or even your life.

Residents are required to clear snow as best as possible from their sidewalks within 12 daylight hours following snowfall. Do not shovel snow into roadways, as it puts emergency vehicles in danger. Please be careful when shoveling and take frequent breaks.

Shoveling snow into the street is prohibited and will result in the issuance of a summons which will require a court appearance and fine.

Please do not stretch extension cords across road ways as it creates an unsafe condition for you and our emergency personnel.

Municipal Offices: 

No change at this time.

Parking Authority:

No change at this time.

Winter Recreation Program Participants:

In the event of bad weather and/or hazardous travel conditions that requires the closure of buildings and/or program cancellations, there are 2 ways to be notified:

CODE-A-PHONE AND TWITTER

1)     Call the department code-a-phone at 973-762-0748. If there is no announcement for the current day, activities will be held as scheduled.

2)     Set up “twitter” account to receive notifications IMMEDIATELY to your mobile device. To do so, go to www.twitter.com, create a free account, and follow “SOrangeRec”.  Again, if you receive NO notice, all activities are on as scheduled.

Essex County:

Essex County has declared a “Snow Emergency” effective March 3, 2019, to enforce traffic regulations for no parking and tow-away zones on all County roads.

Third party reporting:

Please report any power outages to PSEG at: 1-800-436-PSEG (7734)

You can view the PSEG outage map: http://outagecenter.pseg.com/external/default.html

Additional information:

If there are power outages, the Village asks all residents and neighborhood associations and groups to do their best to check on any residents that may be elderly or have special needs

Emergency calls for police, fire or medical service will be triaged and high priority calls will be answered first

Non-emergency information and requests for service can be submitted via Report a Concern at http://www.southorange.org/597/SO-Connect or by downloading the app GovAlert on your mobile phone. Understand non high priority requests may not be responded to immediately.

Due to current weather conditions use great caution while driving Monday morning as there may be icy conditions.

Please report any power outages to PSEG at: 1-800-436-PSEG (7734)

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