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UPDATE: Stuck in Traffic Durring the Blizzard of 2018

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Twp of Washington NJ, traffic backed up on Pasack road , and Linwood Avenue heading into Ridgewood . The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST FRIDAY .

Ridgewood Mayor Ramon Hache:Update on weather. We have three salters out. Plow blades are being dropped. Municipal Court and Village committee meetings have been cancelled for tonight. Ridgewood Schools evening programs and activities have been cancelled. Best for people not to go out unless necessary. Conditions will get worse before they get better.

AN AREA OF HEAVY SNOW WILL AFFECT SOUTHERN NEW LONDON…FAIRFIELD…SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX…NEW HAVEN…HUDSON…PASSAIC…
UNION…BERGEN…ESSEX…ORANGE…PUTNAM…QUEENS…RICHMOND…BRONX…KINGS…ROCKLAND…WESTCHESTER…SUFFOLK…NEW YORK
(MANHATTAN) AND NASSAU COUNTIES…

At 359 PM EST, an area of heavy snow was located along a line extending from Columbia to Chatham to Brookville to 6 miles south of
Shinnecock Hills. Movement was northeast at 30 mph.

Locations impacted include…Islip, Newark, Jersey City, Jamaica, Yonkers, Paterson, Bridgeport,
New Haven, Elizabeth, Stamford, Flatbush, Norwalk, Danbury, New Rochelle and Flushing.

Visibilities will drop quickly to less than a quarter of a mile in this area of heavy snow. Snowfall rates will average between 1 and 2 inches an hour. Travel will be difficult and should be avoided
where possible.

Icy roads are possible as the snow melts on the roads then quickly refreezes.