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About 8 Inches of Snow Falls on South Brunswick, Extreme Cold Continues

Conditions on secondary roads improving.

Secondary road conditions are improving Friday with close to 8 inches of snowfall reported overnight in the South Brunswick area.

The National Weather Service Mount Holly's tally for snowfall levels puts South Brunswick at 8 inches of snow at 5 a.m. Most of Middlesex County got between 6 to 8 inches of snow.

Widespread closures of school districts for Friday, along with road restrictions on the Garden State Parkway, have local police encouraging residents to stay home.

South Brunswick Public Works have used 45 crews to clear township roadways since the start of the storm on Thursday. 

South Brunswick Police reported only a handful of motor vehicle crashes during the storm.

“It appears that most residents adhered to the warnings and limited their travel," said South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka. "This has allowed the plows to make good progress and limited the number of motor vehicle crashes and disabled vehicles.” 

South Brunswick schools are closed, Friday, Jan. 3 due to the winter weather conditions. School activities will resume Saturday, Jan. 4. South Brunswick municipal offices are closed on Friday, as will all state offices and agencies after Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency Thursday.

Residents are asked to clear a path to your front door and shovel around any fire hydrants to assist Fire and EMS personnel in case of an emergency.

All campuses of Rutgers University will be closed through 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, according to an updated weather alert from the college. 

Snowfall ended early Friday, as a few flurries continue through the morning. The high temperature will remain in the mid-teens with the wind chill between zero and -5.

Heavy snow, ice and strong winds can also increase the possibility of downed wires leading to power outages. The anticipated cold temperature can lead to increased calls to PSE&G for customers with insufficient heat. Response times may be longer than usual, the company warned today.

To report downed wires or power outages, customers should call PSE&G’s Customer Service line at 800-436-PSEG. Customers with a handheld device can report power outages and view the status of outages by clicking My Account at pseg.com.

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