Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Precipitation expected to begin Wednesday, linger until Thursday, meteorologist says.
What many hope will be the final snowfall of the winter season is expected to be mild in accumulation but heavy in wind gusts, according to the National Weather Service. A low-pressure system making its way through the Mid-Atlantic is approaching New Jersey and will bring approximately two inches of precipitation to the northern portion of the state Wednesday through Thursday, National Weather Service meteorologist Mitchell Gaines said. Snowfall is expected to begin early Wednesday, then mix with rain in the afternoon and return to snow by night, Gaines said. Winds will gust between 20 and 25 miles-per-hour, Gaines said, but could climb to as high as 40 miles-per-hour at times. Lingering rainfall will end by Thursday morning, Gaines said.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Center Avenue resident writes there was little warning that cars would be towed during snow storm, resulting in financial hardship for many.
Monday, February 11
Editor's note: This letter, sent to Mayor Mark Sokolich, was submitted to Patch as a Letter to the Editor. I am writing about the recent storm that occurred this last weekend from February 9 through February 10, 2013. We received a little more than a foot of snow, and the town did a very good job keeping the roads clean. Unfortunately, they did not do a good job informing residents about their plans, resulting in broken hearts and financial hardship for a number of people. For many residents, instead of digging out our cars, or taking them out of clean, dry garages, they were collecting them on long lines and paying hundreds of dollars in fines. In Englewood, NJ, the Mayor there ordered that all residents be called two times, and emailed…
Saturday, February 9, 2013
With no reported power outages, or emergencies, Fort Lee fared well.
Chief of Police Keith Bendul, said that with no storm-related power outages or emergencies, Fort Lee weathered the storm well. Despite the National Weather Service's pre-storm forecast of heavy winds, and PSEG advisories that storm-related outages may occur, Bendul said, "There were no heavy winds that brought down trees or caused limbs to fall taking power lines down." Bedul commended all emergency services workers and the DPW who worked during the storm to keep Fort Lee and its residents safe. He reported that the DPW worked throughout the night removing snow from Fort Lee's streets and salting the roadways. Bendul advises residents that all parking bans in place during the storm have been lifted and normal parking has resumed on all …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Snow is likely to start hitting the area early Friday morning.
A "significant winter storm" is expected to hit Bergen County from early Friday until Saturday afternoon and could cause blizzard conditions, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS issued a winter storm watch from Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon, predicting 6-12 inches of snow and some ice from sleet and freezing rain. Visibility could be limited to several hundred feet due to heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain. Driving conditions may be "dangerous." Winds are expected to blow at 20 or 30 miles per hour, with gusts hitting as much as 50 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. The gusts may bring down some tree limbs and could cause power outages. The storm could be even worse, according to Mark …
Monday, October 31, 2011
Utility companies are working around the clock, but restoration will likely be slow-going, officials say.
Nearly 157,000 North Jersey residents are still without power due to the unseasonably early nor'easter that blanketed the northeast this weekend, and many are likely to remain in the dark until Thursday, authorities said. In Bergen County — one of the hardest hit regions, Governor Christie said during a press conference Monday —utility companies are working to restore power to some 83,000 residents. Public Service Electric and Gas and Rockland Electric reported a 30 percent improvement since Sunday, but despite ongoing efforts, the restoration will take longer than usual, Lt. Dwane Razzetti of the Bergen County Office of Emergency Management said Monday. More manpower is needed to handle individual customers with short circuit issues, …