STORM WATCH: Morris County ready for state’s first major snowstorm of the season

The Morris County Emergency Operations Center is fully staffed and ready to go. It will be monitoring the roadways as the snow falls Monday night.

News 12 Staff

Feb 27, 2023, 5:42 PM

Updated 509 days ago

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Crews in Morris County are ready to deal with New Jersey’s first major snowstorm of the season.
The Morris County Emergency Operations Center is fully staffed and ready to go. It will be monitoring the roadways as the snow falls Monday night.
“The center is always staffed and certainly staffed to a much more significant level during storms,” says OEM director Jeffrey Paul.
Parts of New Jersey could see up to 6 inches of snow by Tuesday morning, particularly in northern areas of the state in higher elevations.
“The good news is that it’s an overnight plowing operation, so the public should be off the roads by the time the heavier snow comes,” says Paul.
Paul says his staff is hoping to see most of the snowfall cleared up around 7 a.m. Tuesday. If that winds up being the case, schools could still face delays and commutes might be longer than normal.
“If you have the luxury of staying home or work at home, stay tight until the roads get plowed out and conditions are better,” Paul says.
Anyone who experiences a power outage during the storm is reminded to report that outage to their utility provider instead of calling the police.
“Truly limit 911 for true emergencies. They do a great job in the center, but it’s better to deal with emergency calls and not getting inundated with nonemergency activity,” says Paul.
The snow was expected to start falling by Monday evening.


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