Winter Storm Warning in Effect for Thursday Evening
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • 5:02pm
EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has now issued a Winter Storm Warning for the entire area stretching from 6 p.m. Thursday until 1 p.m. Friday.
Snow, accompanied by extremely strong winds and frigid arctic temperatures, the lowest we have seen in this area in a number of years, is expected to begin during the early afternoon on Thursday. Accuweather's computer models are forecasting our area to end up with near seven inches of snow when all is done. The worst of the snow and the windy, plummeting temps are expected during the evening and overnight hours on Thursday night. Residents are strongly cautioned to avoid being out on the area roads during these hours.
It is expected that there will likely be snow emergencies issued by some, if not all, of the towns in our area. This may include Milltown, Spotswood, and perhaps East Brunswick and South Plainfield. Residents of the areas should be aware that vehicles should not be parked on town streets if an emergency is declared, nor should people be driving on township roads unless considered essential during an emergency.
Please check with The Alternative Press throughout the storm for updates, including school closings, and other advisories as they become necessary.