Blizzard Warning Issued for Eastern Bergen County

More than a foot of snow possible, according to National Weather Service.

Updated at 1:37 p.m.

A blizzard warning has been issued for eastern Bergen County starting early Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service. 

The weather service released a special weather statement Friday afternoon warning that snow would continue to accumulate into the evening, making dangerous conditions for commuters.

"Drivers should exercise extreme caution or avoid travel if possible," the weather service wrote.

Snow accumulation of 10 to 14 inches is possible along with wind gusts up to 45 mph, the weather service said

The heaviest snow is expected to hit Friday evening into Saturday morning, forecasters said. Visibility of one quarter mile or less is possible at times. 

The weather service warned of the potential for treacherous driving conditions and localized power outages brought on by the winter storm. 

PSE&G said it was preparing for storm, including readying "all available personnel" and arranging for contractors and tree crews to help. 

"Snow, by itself, does not pose a serious problem for utilities, but heavy snow, icing and strong winds can increase the possibility of downed wires and associated power outages. Cars striking utility poles can also cause wires to come down. And cold weather can affect the number of calls we receive from customers with insufficient or no heat," PSE&G said in a statement. 

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