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Most of the snow will fall in the evening hours.
Several inches of snow are expected Wednesday and Wednesday night in Somerset County, according to the National Weather Service. According to the NWS, reports are currently calling for rain and snow, mostly rain, throughout the day, with more snow in the evening and after midnight. Mitchell Gaines, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, said they are expecting a mixture of rain and snow, with rain mostly in the afternoon before it switches back to some snow in the evening. Snowfall Wednesday into Thursday will probably be about 3 inches. Gaines said the chance of rain and snow showers will linger through Thursday, and the storm should wind down throughout the day. In addition to the possible snow, Gaines said, …
A combination of rain and snow made travel difficult.
Public works employees said they had sanded and salted on Friday, and would continue to work to clear roads through the night as needed. On Saturday morning, Mayor Carolyn Gaziano has scheduled cross-country skiing at the Environmental Education Center at 11 a.m. if there is four inches of snow. Otherwise, she said she will conduct another walk as part of the Mayor's Wellness Campaign. The Bernards Township Library announced the building closed at 3 p.m. and the Somerset Hills YMCA also said its facilities closed at 6 p.m. on Friday. Both asked the public to check back Saturday and check for reopening times. Due to the weather conditions, all Bernards Township schools also closed early on Friday, the Board of Education announced. Meanwhile…
Snow continues to fall mid-afternoon.
The local snowfall that began around lunchtime on Saturday is expected to add up to about 2 to 4 inches of white stuff during the day in the Basking Ridge and Bernardsville area. The National Weather Service says that snow is due to wrap up before 7 p.m., and tonight's weather should be cloudy with a low of 24 degrees. New nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible, the weather service says. Sunday is due to be cloudy, the Weather Service says.
Basking Ridge and Bedminster residents among those in five reported accidents on slick roads.
Even without appreciable accumulations this week, a slick covering of snow topped by an icy rain made driving bad enough on twisting, hilly borough roads to apparently cause five accidents reported to borough police in the last few days. Two of the accidents took place within 10 minutes of each other on Meeker Road during Wednesday evening's snow and slushy storm, according to police reports. Police Lt. Demmings Hoadley said that Reid Marston of Basking Ridge was heading on Pill Hill Road in the direction of Meeker Road, but reportedly was unable to stop at the intersection of both roads because of slick road conditions. Marston's car apparently slid across the road and struck a tree at about 4:44 p.m., Hoadley said. Bernardsville police, …
JCP&L outage map said hundreds of households without power on Wednesday due to weather.
JCP&L blamed "severe weather" for the 176 Bernards Township households and 408 Bernardsville customers reportedly without power as of 10:15 p.m. Wednesday. However, the outages, reported earlier in the evening, were mostly resolved by about 10:30 p.m., according to JCP&L's outage map. As of about 12:40 p.m. on Thursday, the number of outages reported in Bernards were less than 5 — but were up to 46 in nearby Bernardsville, after being less than half of that on Wednesday night. The power company's outage map offered the assurance that crews were working to restore electricity for affected customers. A reader reported that power had gone out along Route 202 by Douglas Road in Bernardsville at about 6:30 p.m., and borough police confirmed …
Police advise motorists to stay home if possible.
A layer of snow topped with an icy rain made for a nasty mix late Wednesday afternoon. Police reported at least six minor fender benders or cars off the road as of shortly after 4 p.m. Bernards Township Police Capt. Ed Byrnes said no serious injuried had been reported as of that time. However, he said that Martinsville Road between Valley Road and I-78 was snow covered, with bad driving conditions and two vehicles stuck, and the township had contacted the Somerset County public works department requesting salters for that location. Byrnes said township police were advising motorists to stay off area roads as much as possible. Police Lt. Mike Shimsky also said that township and county department of public works trucks were already out …
Areas close to New York City could see flooding, National Weather Service reports.
Santa may have left plenty of goodies under the tree, but Mother Nature is about to leave a mess outside in Northern New Jersey. According to the National Weather Service, Morris, Passaic and Bergen counties can expect anywhere from 3 to 5 inches of snow to blanket the area, with precipitation first appearing between 1 and 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Compounding the snowfall, meteorologist David Stark said, is the potential of up to a quarter-inch of ice. The storm, which may also bring wind gusts of up to 45 miles per hour, won’t lighten up until sunrise Thursday, Stark said. Essex and Union counties can expect more of a freezing rain and rain mix, which may begin as snowfall, Stark said. Those areas could also see mild to moderate …
Most areas see light accumulation, slick driving conditions.
Many North Jersey residents woke up Tuesday morning to a rare white Christmas. The first measurable New Jersey Christmas snowfall in a decade was expected to produce 1 to 2 inches in some areas by Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service. A winter weather advisory was issued Monday into early Tuesday morning with snow and freezing rain expected. Precipitation began as snow in most areas Monday night at about 7 p.m., causing slick and hazardous driving conditions on some roads. Storms on Wednesday and Saturday could produce more snow, according to the NWS. How does the scene look in your neighborhood? Tell us in the comments and upload photos to this article.
Township police report many minor accidents.
Bernards Township police reported shortly after noon on Tuesday that there were road crews out, but many minor accidents on snow and slush-slicked roads, said Lt. Mike Voorhees. Police Capt. Ed Byrnes also reported that vehicles were getting stuck on steep Allen Road in The Hills development, and a fender bender had occurred on Martinsville Road by the Marriott as of about noon. "Roads are hazardous," Byrnes said, but "We assume once the salt and plows get [out]. better coverage the roads will improve. However, he added that police encourage people to minimize their driving, drive slowly and exercise caution. "Usually we experience more minor accidents and stuck vehicles in the first snow storms of the season," Byrnes added.