Friday, February 8, 2013
More than a foot of snow possible, according to National Weather Service.
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Friday, February 8
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 …
Heavy winds are expected from the snowstorm hitting the Pascack Valley.
Some Pascack Valley residents were lining up at local gas stations Friday morning, as a snowstorm began dropping snow in the area. The National Weather Service has predicted heavy winds, with gusts reaching between 30 and 50 miles 50 hour, could knock down tree limbs and cause power outages as part of the storm. Lines in Westwood and Hillsdale Friday morning were not as long as in the days following Hurricane Sandy last year, but drivers were still lined up down the block to Washington Avenue waiting for the Express Gas in Westwood. At the Gulf in Hillsdale, employees had set up cones to direct drivers through one line. There were lines of customers waiting three or more deep throughout most of the morning. The line at Petro Two on …
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Friday, February 8
A snowstorm began dropping snow on the Pascack Valley early Friday morning. Want to share your photos of the storm with other area residents? Click on the "upload photos and videos" button above. Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Jim Leggate at Jim.Leggate@patch.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Washington Township residents will be able to warm up and charge devices if they lose power during the snowstorm.
Washington Township officials have opened up the Jack Woods Senior Center in the Municipal Complex as a warming center Saturday and Sunday. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for eastern Bergen County, predicting as much as 14 inches of snowfall possible by Saturday afternon. Heavy winds are also expected, which could knock down tree limbs and cause power outages. The warming center will be available anytime Saturday and Sunday. Residents just need to stop by the Police Department to inform them that they're going in the center, then they will be able to warm up inside and charge electric devices. The National Weather Service has predicted temperatures could hit a lot of 10 degrees Saturday night. If there are …
Westwood, Hillsdale and Pascack Valley Schools announced they would hold an early dismissal Friday because of the winter storm "Nemo."
Local schools announced they would hold early dismissals Friday due to the snowy weather. In Westwood Regional Schools, pre-school students will be dismissed at 12:05 p.m., elementary schools at 12:45 p.m., middle school at 12:36 p.m. and high school at 12:16 p.m. Hillsdale Schools will hold early pre-school from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and late pre-school from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. George G. White School will be dismissed at 12:36 p.m. and the elementary schools at 1 p.m. Pascack Valley High School will also hold an early dismissal Friday. The National Weather Service predicted as much as 7 inches of snow could accumulate Friday. The storm is expected to continue through Saturday. Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Jim Leggate at Jim.…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Shelters and warming centers will be made available if heavy snow and winds cause power outages.
The winter storm expected to hit Bergen County early Friday will likely make a mess on local roads and could cause power outages, officials said during a conference call Thursday afternoon. County services are preparing for the worst, officials said. Barry Leventhal of the Bergen Office of Emergency Management said they would be opening their emergency center in Mahwah at 6:30 a.m. Friday and keep it open until at least 3 p.m. Saturday. Leventhal recommended that residents prepare emergency supplies including food and water for three days, as well as a radio and batteries. Residents should also check on any elderly neighbors, he said. Heavy winds may bring down tree limbs and knock out power in some areas. County Executive Kathleen Donovan…