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“It’s snowing, the roads are terrible, stay home. Thank you!”

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Midland Park  NJ, our neighbor to the north , Midland Park is the home of the best snow storm quote for the Blizzard of 2018 . From the Midland Park Police Department’s Facebook page, that’s says it all  :

Midland Park Police Department
November 15 at 5:21 PM ·
Traffic Advisory….
It’s snowing, the roads are terrible, stay home. Thank you!

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Morris County GOP Chair Ron DeFilippis Slams Governor Murphy and the Trenton Democrats for Partying in Atlantic City while NJ Residents are Stranded for Hours

As Governor Murphy Parties in Atlantic City, NJ Residents are Stranded On Roads for Hours

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PARSIPPANY NJ, Due to the poor preparedness and response to the State’s first snowstorm of 2018, hundreds of thousands of residents across the state were stranded on major highways that were not prepared, plowed, salted or cleared for upwards of over twelve hours. Despite the fact that the snowstorm was predicted 3-4 days before it hit, there was still little to nothing done to prepare for the turmoil and danger the storm caused.

“While the Governor was partying at the League of Municipalities in Atlantic City, our friends and neighbors were stuck on NJ highways for up to 14 hours in some areas. The danger and havoc that the lack of preparation caused on residents should be unforgivable. This is what happens when people vote on emotion and not practicality. You elect people into office that have no experience or right being there”, said Morris County Chair Ron DeFilippis.

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Assemblyman Christopher P. DePhillips Calls Murphy’s storm response was “simply unacceptable “

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Trenton NJ,  Assemblyman Christopher P. DePhillips has joined in on the call for hearings into Governor Murphy’s paltry response to a nor’easter that slammed the state with snow yesterday, causing a myriad of problems for drivers across the state.

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Senator Joe Pennacchio Blasts Murphy Administrations Terrible Response to Winter Storm

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Trenton NJ, Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-Morris, Essex, Passaic) released the following statement on Governor Murphy’s administration’s response to yesterday’s winter storm:

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New Jersey State Police have responded to 555 motor vehicle crashes

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Trenton NJ, As of 9:30 p.m., the New Jersey State Police have responded to 555 motor vehicle crashes and 1,027 motorist aids in NJSP patrolled areas since midnight.

Yesterday  the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) activated the State Emergency Operations Center at 7:00 a.m. this morning in order to monitor the winter storm conditions expected to last through Friday. NJOEM has been in contact with all 21 counties and members of the Emergency Response Bureau are working with their counties to address any storm related needs. State Emergency Management Partners have been notified and will continue to coordinate with NJOEM on any traffic and power concerns.

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Murphy Administration Totally Drops the Ball on Snow Emergency

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Ridgewood NJ, the intensity of yesterdays storm seemed to catch officials by surprise .  Both New Jersey and New York officials seemed totally unprepared .

As New Jersey found itself  barraged with snow on the roads, causing massive delays, angry commuters have been making their feelings towards the state’s storm response known on Facebook and Twitter, responding to Governor Murphy’s updates on his public pages.

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NJ TRANSIT SERVICE INFORMATION FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

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Ridgewood NJ, As snow and icing conditions alleviate and conditions improve following yesterday’s storm, NJ TRANSIT will operate regular weekday service for Friday, November 16th. Customers should expect delays and potential cancellations due to residual effects of the storm.
Gladstone Branch rail services will be suspended. NJ TRANSIT bus, rail and light rail tickets and passes are being cross-honored system-wide along with private carrier buses.
Customers are strongly advised to build in extra travel time and visit njtransit.com, access NJ TRANSIT’s Twitter feed at @NJTRANSIT or listen to broadcast traffic reports. Additionally, NJ TRANSIT will provide the most current service information via the My Transit alert system (www.njtransit.com/mytransit), which delivers travel advisories to your smartphone. Service information is also available by calling (973) 275-5555.

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Ridgewood Schools : Delayed opening on Friday, November 16

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Delayed opening on Friday, November 16
Dear Parents/Guardians/Staff:
Due to the hazardous road conditions expected in the morning, all Ridgewood Schools will operate under the delayed opening schedule on Friday, November 16.
Under the delayed opening schedule, the school day will begin two hours later than usual.
School bus schedules will operate two hours later. Please keep in mind that snow drifts, icy roads and walkways may cause additional delays. For students who are walking to school or to bus stops, please allow extra time and use caution.
Elementary school children who have not ordered lunch must bring a bag lunch to school. There will not be sufficient time for children to go home for lunch when there is a delayed opening.
Thank you and please drive safely.