National Weather Service Provides Update on Snowfall
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 • 9:20am
WEST ORANGE, NJ - The National Weather Service is currently reporting that Tuesday's snowfall, which began in the early morning hours and not at 9 a.m. as previously reported, is expected to run until about 4 p.m. and dump 3-5 inches in the area before disspating:
MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO FALL ACROSS THE AREA INCLUDING NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY...PORTIONS OF THE LOWER HUDSON VALLEY...NEW YORK CITY...SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT...AND WESTERN LONG ISLAND THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE MORNING. THIS WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES DOWN TO A HALF TO QUARTER MILE. TEMPERATURES WILL DROP TO RIGHT NEAR AND BELOW THE FREEZING MARK SHORTLY AFTER THIS MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW BEGINS...ALLOWING FOR SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WHICH WILL BE MAINLY BETWEEN 3 TO 5 INCHES BY EARLY AFTERNOON. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS WILL BE POSSIBLE. THIS WILL CREATE SLIPPERY AND HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS. ANYONE DRIVING ON THE ROADS SHOULD DRIVE EXTRA SLOWLY AND CAREFULLY AND EXPECT DETERIORATING CONDITIONS THIS MORNING.
As of 9 a.m., the only road closed in West Orange was Mt. Pleasant Avenue at Pleasant Valley Way, and the Department of Public Works was en route to determine the situation.
Driving conditions on Eagle Rock Avenue remain treacherous. West Orange Public Schools remain open, although parents may keep their children home or pick them up from school without penalty of absence.
The Alternative Press will continue to provide updates as they become avaialble.