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NJ TRANSIT ANNOUNCES FULL, SYSTEMWIDE CROSS-HONORING MARCH 4TH AHEAD OF WINTER STORM

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Ridgewood NJ, As another blast of winter is forecasted for the state later today into Monday morning, NJ TRANSIT anticipates regular weekend service for the remainder of the day Sunday and regular weekday service for Monday, March 4th on its rail, bus and light rail, as long as weather conditions permit safe operation.  Access link paratransit service will be operating with service adjustments due to the weather. Parts of New Jersey are forecasted to experience heavy snow and icy roadway conditions with rapid freezing of wet surfaces. The possibility of strong, gusty winds could impact the overhead wires on rail and light rail service.

Systemwide Cross-Honoring in Effect on March 4th:  To give customers additional travel options during the expected winter weather conditions, NJ TRANSIT will offer full systemwide cross-honoring for the entire service day on Monday, March 4, enabling customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode—rail, light rail or bus—including private bus carriers. 

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Governor Murphy and the Murphy Administration Urge Residents to Prepare for Latest Winter Storm

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Ridgewood NJ, Governor Phil Murphy and the Murphy Administration are asking New Jersey residents to prepare for a winter storm that will affect the area throughout the day and into tonight. Colonel Patrick Callahan and the New Jersey State Police have activated the State Emergency Operations Center to monitor the winter storm conditions expected to last through tonight.

The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) has been in contact with all 21 county emergency management offices, 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, and the New Jersey Department of Transportation and its contractors activated this morning with up to 2,500 plows and spreaders available to keep State highways clear and safe for motorists.

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Winter Storm Watch Sunday Afternoon thru Monday Morning

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Ridgewood NJ,the National Weather Service WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING…

* WHAT…Moderate to heavy snow possible. Total snow   accumulations of 5 to 7 inches possible. 
* WHERE…Portions of northeast New Jersey, most of southern   Connecticut and portions of southeast New York. 
* WHEN…From Sunday afternoon through Monday morning. 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The   hazardous conditions could impact the Monday morning commute. 

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

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Village of Ridgewood Snow Reminders

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Ridgewood NJ the Village of Ridgewood list of resident reminders during a winter snow event .

REMINDERS ABOUT VILLAGE SERVICES AND SNOW

We are experiencing a snow event today, which will change over to a mixture of snow/sleet/rain.  There is a high chance of roadways freezing tonight.  Tomorrow’s temperatures will be pleasant, so most of the snow/ice will probably melt during the day.  Please stay off the roads this evening, so that our crews can do their work. Overnight parking on the street will not be allowed tonight, Wednesday, February 20th.

REMINDERS ABOUT GARBAGE PICKUP DURING SNOW EVENTS

As a reminder, if it is snowing when you leave your home in the morning or if it is icy, please place your garbage cans at the end of your driveway for collection. The Village will resume rear yard garbage collection as quickly as possible after the snowstorm, but please continue to put your garbage cans at the end of your driveway until you have a clear path to them.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping our Village employees safe.

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NJDOT advising motorists to plan ahead for Wednesday’s storm

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TRENTON  NJ, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today issued a Winter Weather Congestion Alert and are implementing the Department’s Business Day Protocol for Wednesday, February 20, based on the forecast for expected snow and freezing rain beginning tomorrow morning and continuing throughout the day, which may result in difficult driving conditions, particularly during the Wednesday evening commute.

The Department is advising motorists to plan ahead and to consider curtailing travel tomorrow if possible. Snow is expected to begin tomorrow morning in South Jersey and move north. It is expected to intensify in the afternoon and at some point it is expected to turn to freezing rain, which may cause difficult driving conditions.

NJDOT will be deploying the necessary resources in advance of the storm and is coordinating its response with NJ Transit and the toll road authorities to ensure the best response for New Jerseyans.

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EARLY DISMISSAL FOR RIDGEWOOD SCHOOLS

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Ridgewood NJ, IMPORTANT WINTER STORM MESSAGE: Schools will have an EARLY DISMISSAL on Wednesday, February 20. Children will be dismissed at the closing times posted below. Cafeterias will not operate and lunches will not be provided. Students will attend school as follows:

RED Program: 9-11 a.m.

Kindergarten – Grade 5: 8:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Grades 6-8: 8:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Grades 9-12: 7:47 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

All after-school programs are also cancelled. Please stay safe and warm! Pass the word!

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Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency

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TRENTON NJ, Today, Governor Phil Murphy declared that New Jersey will enter a state of emergency beginning Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 5:00 a.m. ahead of the anticipated winter storm. The storm is expected to start tomorrow and continue throughout the day. Executive Order No. 57 declares a state of emergency across all 21 counties in New Jersey, allowing resources to be deployed throughout the state during the duration of the storm.

“As a winter storm is expected to impact our State, we are urging residents of New Jersey to drive with caution and use their best judgment during this time,” said Governor Murphy. “We are actively monitoring the storm and are prepared to deploy any resources available to ensure the safety of the roads.”

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2 to 5 Inches of Snow Expected Today

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Ridgewood NJ, accrding to the National weather service there is a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST WEDNESDAY…

* WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches expected, with locally up to 6 inches in far western Orange County. Snowfall rates up to one inch per hour are possible at times this afternoon and evening.

* WHERE…Interior portions of the Lower Hudson Valley, Northern Fairfield and Western Bergen and Passaic counties.

* WHEN…Light snow develops late this morning, then possibly mixes with or changes to rain for a few hours this afternoon across most of the advisory area. The precipitation returns to all snow this evening, before ending later tonight/early Wednesday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning and/or evening commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. Check local Department of Transportation information services for the latest road conditions.

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Village of Ridgewood Snow and Ice Reminders

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Ridgewood NJ, looks like more ice than snow but just a few house keeping reminders from the Village manager :

First don’t for get to bring your cans to the curb.
As a reminder, if it is snowing when you leave your home in the morning or if it is icy, please place your garbage cans at the end of your driveway for collection. The Village will resume rear yard garbage collection as quickly as possible after the snowstorm, but please continue to put your garbage cans at the end of your driveway until you have a clear path to them.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping our Village employees safe.  There is no garbage or recycling pickup on Monday, January 21st, due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. 


And secondly be a good neighbor .All sidewalks in residential districts must be cleared within 24 hours of the snow falling. Please do not place snow into the street; instead, place it back onto your own property.  In addition, if you have a fire hydrant on your property, please clear it of any snow accumulation.