Friday, February 8, 2013
If you can't park in your driveway, police say winter storm parking rules apply to you.
Morris Plains Borough Police have issued a reminder for residents: Because of the winter snow storm affecting the area, special parking rules are in place. Plowing and sanding of borough streets is difficult when vehicles park haphazardly on both sides of the streets, leaving narrowed roadways that restrict traffic and make it difficult for emergency vehicles to do their work, said a police statement. Police said that if it is possible, the best course is to park in one's own driveway during inclement weather. To help the borough provide improved snow plowing and sanding service to citizens and unrestricted access of emergency vehicles, police ask people who cannot park in their driveways to follow the law during and after the storm's …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Residents can park in town garages starting 9 a.m. Friday.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Steady snowfall on Saturday produced between 2 and 5 inches.
A winter storm brought several inches of snow to most of North Jersey on Saturday. The weather system, referred to as Winter Storm Freyr by The Weather Channel, was expected to drop 2 to 5 inches throughout the region. Snow began falling in most areas by late morning and started to taper off late Saturday night. The storm reduced visibility in some areas and caused treacherous travelling conditions. Skies are expected to clear on Sunday with temperatures in the low 30s. Initially forecasters were unsure if Freyr would track into Northern New Jersey or veer out toward the coast but their prediction was confirmed on Friday. According to a report on NJ.com, state Department of Transportation crews early Saturday morning pre-treated highways …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Northern New Jersey to see all snow and no ice or rain from fast-moving storm, expert says.
A low-pressure system originating from the Gulf of Mexico headed for the Northeast will make for a snowy Saturday in northern New Jersey, according to the National Weather Service. The fast-moving storm that has deposited precipitation in other parts of the country will likely produce 2 to 4 inches of snow in Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, Union and Essex counties Saturday, with areas to the north and west—Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Warren counties—likely seeing less, meteorologist Lauren Nash said. “We’re still somewhat uncertain about the absolute track of the storm,” Nash said, “but it seems very likely northern New Jersey will get just snow and no rain or ice.” The snowfall is expected to begin around 7 a.m. Saturday, Nash said, and should…
Track of storm still undetermined; snow could accumulate to several inches.
Just 30 miles could mean the difference between no precipitation and several inches of snow this weekend for Northern New Jersey, according to the National Weather Service. As a low-pressure system works its way to the northeast out of the Gulf of Mexico, freezing temperatures could create some severe weather and “plowable snow” Saturday into Sunday, National Weather Service meteorologist Joey Picca said. As of Thursday afternoon, however, the exact track of the storm was still uncertain, Picca said, and Northern New Jersey will have to wait to see if the system heads toward the coast or straight through this portion of the state. “It’s about a 30-mile difference (east or west),” Picca said. “Depending on that track, it could make a world …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Get out there and build that snowman, and then let Patch readers see it!
Saturday, October 29, 2011
So, the calendar says it’s Oct. 29. But it looks like Mother Nature wants to jump ahead a few months to mid-winter, judging by the looks of things outside. The snow is falling hard, and it doesn't look like it's going to stop anytime soon. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter storm warning for the area, with as much as 1 foot of snow expected in some areas. The snow is expected to fall through most of the day on Saturday and into the evening. This weekend's pre-Halloween storm is expected to pick up during the Saturday afternoon hours, producing as much as 1 to 2 inches per hour, according to the NWS. Reduced visibility will make traveling difficult, the NWS said. The weight of the snow could bring down tree limbs and …
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Villa Walsh, Mountain Way Schools are popular.
With a thick layer of snow on the ground and no school this week, it's time to observe a tradition that our parents and their parents before them held dear–grabbing any rideable object in reach and rocketing down a screaming-fast frozen slope. It may be called sledding, but plastic saucers, inflatable tubes, foam toboggans, cardboard boxes, and even the occasional inflatable mattress can be seen on local slopes. People were sledding at several local sites on Tuesday. The most populated by far was the front lawn of Villa Walsh Academy, a long hill with few trees and plenty of flat space at the bottom for sleds to slow. Because of its sheer size, it takes a long time before this slope gets too slick or starts to show grass, but it's an …
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Residents asked to aid fire departments.
When shoveling your sidewalk, don't forget to lend a hand to the local firefighters by clearing the snow from any fire hydrants near your home. Send us a photo of you doing your part in Morris Township or Morris Plains—or let us know when you're out there shoveling—and we'll personally deliver to you a cup of hot chocolate or coffee and a doughnut. "We ask that people do it as a courtesy," said Tom Tani, a volunteer with the Morris Plains Fire Department. "The hydrants have metal polls attached so they stick up out of the snow and you can see them." E-mail Kathy.Shaskan@patch.com to let us know where you're clearing a hydrant (with a photo if possible), or call 973-270-6275. Let us know where we can meet you. Tani said the optimum …
Monday, December 27, 2010
Downed trees, cars in snowbanks on police report.
According to the Morris Township Police Department, snowstorm-related havoc has, so far, been minimal. Captain Dennis Reilly said that police responded to 35 calls in the 24 hour period that ended at approximately 3 p.m. Monday. These included: Only one summons was issued–a parking violation. Captain Reilly's assessment of the blizzard of 2010? "Over all pretty quiet, knock on wood."
No major incidents reported as of Sunday night in Morris Twp., Plains
- Sue Toth
Monday, December 27, 2010
A blizard warning remained in effect until 9 a.m. Monday in the Morris County area, and officials are warning roads could be treacherous beyond that. The National Weather Service is warning there could be northerly winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour, with gusts of more than 40 miles per hour. It says travel will remain hazardous, with road visibility extremely low. Morris Plains police reached Sunday evening said all appeared calm in the season's first snowstorm–at least so far. There were no downed wires or other significant roadway incidents, police said during the evening. Morris Township DPW workers said they also hadn't heard of any significant incidents on the roads. New Jersey declared a state of emergency Sunday night. No travel …