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Created: February 7, 2013
Updated: February 9, 2013

Updated Saturday: Winter Weather Information

Saturday, February 9th at noon

As of 1400 hours (2pm) Saturday the 9th, a State of Emergency will no longer exist in South Orange.

The Village advises residents to use caution if traveling, as there are still many roads in the area that are slippery and winds can cause snow drifts that reduce visibility.

We also advise residents to use caution when shoveling, and not to overwork yourself.

NJ Transit is resuming train service at noon: http://www.njtransit.com/sa/sa_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=CustomerNoticeTo&NoticeId=2329.

Friday, February 8th 2013 at 2pm

As of Friday afternoon at 2pm, a State of Emergency exists in South Orange, and a State of Snow Emergency exists county-wide in Essex County.

Because of the impending snowfall and high winds Friday afternoon into Saturday, on-street parking is prohibited, and we ask that residents not travel on the roads unless absolutely necessary or an emergency. This will allow emergency vehicles and snow removal crews to be able to perform their jobs most effectively.

The Baird Center at 5 Mead Street will be made available as a shelter tonight and tomorrow as needed. If you need to utilize the shelter, or have any other needs please contact the South Orange Police Department at 973 763 3000 non-emergency, or 9-1-1 for emergencies. If you experience a power outage or see a downed wire, please contact PSE&G at 1-800-436-PSEG (7734).

Check http://1.usa.gov/V1RkaE for the latest weather reports from the National Weather Service.

Visit http://ready.nj.gov/ for more preparedness information.

Please ensure you and your family members are signed up for email/text/voice emergency notifications at http://southorange.org/alerts. You can also follow South Orange on Twitter for real-time updates @SouthOrangeNJ.

Thursday, February 7th 2013 at 4:30pm

The National Weather Service is predicting the likelihood of medium-heavy winds and some significant snowfall through Saturday afternoon. A winter storm watch has been posted for our area. 

Find more information from Weather.gov at: http://1.usa.gov/V1RkaE

Sign up for emergency alerts from the Village at http://southorange.org/alerts, and follow South Orange on Twitter @SouthOrangeNJ for the latest emergency information and alerts.

From the NWS as of Thursday:

  • Thursday Night: Snow likely, mainly after 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 28. East wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Friday: Snow before noon, then rain and snow. The rain and snow could be heavy at times. High near 36. Northeast wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
  • Friday Night: Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 23. Blustery, with a north wind 18 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches possible.
  • Saturday: Snow likely, mainly before 9am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 29. Blustery, with a northwest wind 18 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

If you need assistance at any point do not hesitate to call the SOPD non-emergency at 973 763 3000, or 9-1-1 in an emergency.