Part 2 Of The Snow Storm Is Here

21 12 2008

The second part of the Snow storm has hit us. Expect 2-5 inches of snow, once again leave extra traveling time.


New Jersey Gearing Up

18 12 2008

TRENTON, N.J. – Road crews around the state are gearing up Thursday for a winter storm expected to drop as much as 10 inches of snow in northern New Jersey on Friday.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for Warren, Sussex, Morris, Passaic and Bergen counties for Friday morning through late Friday night.

Forecasters expect the storm won’t hit until morning rush hour, with the worst weather coming late Friday afternoon.

“It looks like northern Jersey is definitely going to be hardest hit with the snow,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Bob Wanton. He said the southern half of the state would mostly see sleet and freezing rain.

State road crews said they were prepared to handle whatever the storm brings.

“We’re in a pretty good situation,” said Joseph Orlando, a spokesman for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, which also operates the Parkway.

“All of our equipment is ready to go; it’s not all worn and torn from an entire season of snow,” he said. “We’re pretty much just under full capacity for our salt.”

Alan Hicks, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, said Newark Liberty International Airport was prepared with 500 tons each of salt and sand, as well as thousands of gallons of deicing fluids and snow removal equipment.

Snow Storm Enroute To North Jersey

18 12 2008

The weather websites are predicting snow on Thursday night (12/18) with little to no accumulation. The precipitation will continue throughout Friday into Shabbos. Expect 6-9inches of snow on the ground. Be careful driving and walking to Shul. More snow is expected again on Sunday.

Get those shovels, ice choppers and salt ready.


UPDATE 12/18/08 3:00 PM: WCBS is predicting accumulations up to 7 inches on Friday. Make sure to call your child’s school for School Closing updates. School phone numbers are as follows: Yeshiva K’Tana – 973-916-1555, ext 5 (no information until Friday AM), YBH – 973-777-0735, Passaic-Clifton Cheder- 973-472-0011. School Closings are also avaialble online at PCJN and at

UPDATE 12/18/08 5:00 PM: New York City N.Y.Alternate Side Parking rules are suspended on Friday, December 19 to facilitate snow removal. Link to New York alternate side parking schedule.

UPDATE 12/18/08 9:45 PM: The following schools are closed tomorrow 12/19/08

Ramapo College Of New Jersey    CLOSED

City Of Passaic Public Schools       

  • YKP Girls Elementary, Girls High School and Pre-school: Closed today.
  • Yeshiva Mkor Boruch: Open with early dismissal at 11:30AM.
  • YBH-Hillel: Closed today.UPDATE 12/19/08 6:57 AM: School Closings Update 
  • The Cheder: is open at this time