Saturday, February 9, 2013
Kinnelon OEM warns that wind could still bring snow-laden branches down.
Just over a foot of snow was dropped on the tri-boro as the Kinnelon Office of Emergency Management shared information on their Facebook page from the NOAA declaring 12.5 accumulated inches of snow fell in Butler on Friday. "Branches are laden with heavy snow, so some additional branches may come down," the Kinnelon OEM said. While residents dug out their driveways Saturday morning, the Kinnelon OEM said little to no power outages were reported during the storm and no significant damage had been called in. The snow, itself, is particularly moist and heavy, OEM said while warning residents to be careful while shoveling. "This snow has a higher than average moisture content and is heavier than normal. Often first responders have to attend …
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Saturday, February 9
Friday, February 8, 2013
Police ask residents to park in driveways so plows can come through.
Police are warning residents not to park their vehicles on borough roadways as plow trucks and salters make their way through the tri-boro to clear roadways. Kinnelon police sent Nixle alerts out twice Friday asking subscribers not to park on borough roads. "Be advised it is prohibited to park on snow covered roads," police said. "Vehicles left upon the road are subject to fines according to BO 88-22." Fines can also be imposed on drivers who do not clear off their cars before driving with snow on them. This can cause a safety risk to motorists surrounding the snow-covered car. Butler and Bloomingdale have similar parking bans that ask residents not to park on streets, not only during and after snowstorms, but during certain times …
Heavy snow, winds blow through the area.
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Friday, February 8
Areas from eastern Pennsylvania to the top of Maine had snow fall from the nor'easter. We're asking you to help share your photos, videos and information about what the weather looks like in your neck of the woods in the tri-boro. We'll be contributing to the gallery too. It's easy to upload photos and videos to this article – all you need to do is hit the "Upload Photos and Videos" button at the top of the text. Also feel free to share your power outage and road closure information with us in the comments section.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Emergency management officials will keep in touch with residents through Facebook.
The Kinnelon Office of Emergency Management is already warning residents to prepare for snow, power outages and cold temperatures as the winter storm threatens the tri-boro on Friday. The nor'easter could dump more than 10 inches of snow on the area and cause temperatures to drop to the 20s by Friday night according to the Kinnelon OEM. New Jersey Register Ready is available for those in need of extra assistance getting to safety during the storm and the Kinnelon Police Department is also prepared to help anyone in need. Sean O'Neill, the Kinnelon OEM online coordinator, said the volunteers are hoping to keep in touch with residents through Facebook, as was proven succesful following Superstorm Sandy. Kinnelon was praised as operating one …
Up to 16 inches of accumulated snow predicted in some areas of Morris County.
As the nor'easter makes its way to the region, the Morris County Office of Emergency Management is keeping a close watch over the pending storm and warning residents to prepare. According to Jeffrey Paul, director of the Morris County OEM, snow will be scattered and light until Friday evening. "We are gearing up for additional snow, sleet and ice accumulations which will become steadier and heavier towards Friday evening as the colder air moves in resulting in the bulk of the anticipated snow accumulations," he said. "Forecasts suggest that this will be a long duration and intense storm which will likely last over a 24-hour time frame." The National Weather Service predicted between 10 and 16 inches of snow in Morris, Sussex and Warren …