Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Systemwide adjustment in effect from 2 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday.
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Wednesday, March 6
New Jersey Transit will offer systemwide cross-honoring from 2 p.m. Wednesday until the end of the day Thursday due to the coming storm, NJ Transit announced Tuesday afternoon. Customers who travel along the Montclair-Boonton, Morris-Essex and Raritan Valley lines will be able to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode—rail, bus or light rail. Rail and light rail crews and equipment are on standby to quickly respond to downed trees, power outages or other issues that may arise, and NJ Transit will position locomotives at strategic locations in an effort to respond as quickly as possible should a train become disabled, officials said. NJ Transit will continue to operate on a weekday schedule, depending on the impact of the …
Friday, February 8, 2013
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 …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
As some remain without power, DPW crews braced for winter storm.
Not even two weeks have passed since Tropical Storm Sandy literally left the tri-boro in the dark, but just as most had their power restored, a nor'easter made its way to the area Wednesday. "It's definitely going to be a challenge," Kinnelon police Lt. John Schwartz said. Schwartz said low-hanging wires remained on some borough roads and could affect the Department of Public Works' ability to use the larger plow trucks. "We may have to re-distribute our plow trucks," he said. Additionally, DPW crews are beginning to get fatigued from working extra hours to clean up roadways and assist with damage from Tropical Storm Sandy. Bloomingdale DPW Superintendent Al Gallagher said his crews have also been working extra hours the past two weeks. "…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Power has been restored to millions of customers since Hurricane Sandy caused damage across the state, but a new storm could undo many repairs.
A Nor'easter headed toward New Jersey could slow the cleanup from Hurricane Sandy and even cause more power outages, Governor Chris Christie said Tuesday. Forecasters have predicted the storm will hit New Jersey Wednesday and could bring gusts of 50 or 60 miles per hour. Crews cleaning up from Hurricane Sandy and restoring power are not allowed up in their bucket trucks if winds hit 40 miles per hour or more. "If you've gotten power, some of you may lose power again," Christie said. More than 11,000 crews have been working to restore power in New Jersey since Hurricane Sandy caused outages for about 2.76 million customers across the state. As of Tuesday morning, Atlantic City Electric had about 100 percent of their customers back on, …
Monday, November 5, 2012
National Weather Service now calls storm 'significant.'
Monday, November 5, 2012
Hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans still reeling without power as temperatures took a decidedly colder turn the last two nights now face the prospect of a major Nor'easter striking the state Wednesday into Thursday. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for the tri-state area, and it's predictions have grown more dire in recent days. "A significant coastal storm will likely impact the tri-state region Wednesday and Thursday," the service said Monday. "Confidence continues to increase that strong, gusty winds ... rain/wintry precipitation ... coastal flooding and additional beach erosion will result from this system." The storm is set to strike a little more than a week after superstorm Sandy, and the …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Storm-ravaged NJ could see snow/wind as gas shortage, widespread outages continue
Sunday, November 4, 2012
A Nor'easter could sock Sandy-battered New Jersey in the middle of next week, the National Weather Service is predicting. "This storm has the potential to bring strong, gusty winds ... rain/wintry precipitation .. and coastal flooding to the tri-state area," the NWS said. The possible storm, coupled with temperatures in the 30s the next few nights, underscores the urgency to restore power to weary residents. The NWS, however, says the storm is not a sure bet, despite the service issuing a hazardous weather outlook. "There is still uncertainty to the exact track this storm will take," it reported.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
A collection of reader-submitted photos of the snow storm.
By now, New Jersey is probably sick of hearing the word "snow." But despite harsh driving conditions, snow can actually be quite peaceful, with the silence it brings by keeping everyone in their homes. Some readers were brave enough to go outside and photograph what they saw. Kinnelon-Butler Patch asked those readers to send us some of their photos. We'd love to post your photos as well. Please feel free to send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.