The South Brunswick School District has canceled all classes for Friday.
Residents are asked to avoid traveling for the next several hours as driving conditions become more treacherous. People are also asked to remove vehicles from township roadways to allow for plowing
South Brunswick municipal offices will be closed on Friday, as will all state offices and agencies after Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency Thursday.
All South Brunswick School District after school and evening activities are canceled Thursday. The after school child care program will remain open but parents are encouraged to pick students up as early as possible.
All South Brunswick Township transportation for Friday has been canceled.
The South Brunswick Municipal Building and Senior Center will open on a delayed schedule at 10 a.m. on Friday.***
South Brunswick is under a winter weather warning starting at 6 p.m. Thursday with extreme cold on the way.
As a result, South Brunswick Recreation afternoon and evening programs for Thursday are canceled. St. Augustine of Canterbury School in Kendall Park is closed Friday. The South Brunswick School District has not yet cancelled school for Friday, as of late Thursday morning.
South Brunswick Police are asking residents to avoid traveling Thursday evening into early Friday morning. Township Public Works is preparing to deploy over 40 pieces of equipment to clear the local roadways, according to police.
Light snow is expected to begin falling between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., with heavier snow developing between 7 and 10 p.m. Snow is predicted to increase during the evening, with two to three inches expected by midnight, with steady to moderate snowfall through the night. Wind will gusts will range between 15 to 25 mph with wind chill from zero to -5.
Snow will end early Friday with a few flurries 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.
General outages are available at www.pseg.com/outagecenter.
Tips for snow emergency kits:
- A battery powered radio.
- A corded telephone. (Cordless phones will not work if the power is out.)
- Flashlights and extra fresh batteries.
- A first-aid kit.
- Bottled water and an adequate supply of non-perishable food.
- A non-electric can opener.
- Matches and candles with holders.
- Extra blankets and sleeping bags.
- A list of emergency phone numbers, including PSE&G’s Customer Service line: 1-800-436-PSEG. Call this number to report power outages or downed wires.