Sunday, March 24, 2013
Two to four inches of snow is expected.
The calendar may say spring, but nobody told the weather. The National Weather Service (NWS) released a hazardous weather advisory for the region which could bring rain and snow to Morris County as early as Sunday night and into Monday, possibly until early Tuesday morning. Morris County officials said Saturday afternoon they expect two to four inches of "heavy and wet snow" to fall, according to a statement from Jeff Paul, director of the Morris County Office of Emergency Management. Between one and three inches could accumulate on the ground. This is an increase from earlier estimates of one to three inches of snowfall with one-quarter to half an inch accumulation possible. "Snow is expected to arrive around 5 [a.m.]-6 a.m. Monday and …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Precipitation expected to begin Wednesday, linger until Thursday, meteorologist says.
What many hope will be the final snowfall of the winter season is expected to be mild in accumulation but heavy in wind gusts, according to the National Weather Service. A low-pressure system making its way through the Mid-Atlantic is approaching New Jersey and will bring approximately two inches of precipitation to the northern portion of the state Wednesday through Thursday, National Weather Service meteorologist Mitchell Gaines said. Snowfall is expected to begin early Wednesday, then mix with rain in the afternoon and return to snow by night, Gaines said. Winds will gust between 20 and 25 miles-per-hour, Gaines said, but could climb to as high as 40 miles-per-hour at times. Lingering rainfall will end by Thursday morning, Gaines said.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
New Jersey Transit will cross-honor tickets beginning Wednesday afternoon.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a hazardous weather outlook warning for northern New Jersey, including the Chathams, and surrounding regions. A low-pressure system making its way through the Mid-Atlantic is approaching New Jersey. The storm could last until Friday, with snow and rain both expected and wind gusts up to 35 miles-per-hour in the area Wednesday. Snowfall is expected to begin early Wednesday, then mix with rain in the afternoon and return to snow by night. Two to four inches of snow are expected in the area, according to the NWS, and temperatures are predicted to be as high as the mid-40s this week. Lingering rainfall will end by Friday morning in the area. New Jersey Transit will begin cross-honoring tickets at 2…
Friday, February 8, 2013
Downtown Chatham was deserted by 3 p.m. Friday.
As the snow fell and road conditions worsened, Chatham Borough shut down and most traffic was heading towards I-78. The Library of the Chathams closed at 2:30 p.m., not to reopen, Director Diane O'Brien said, until 1 p.m. Saturday. The School District of the Chathams authorized early dismissals for students and staff to ensure their safety. Aida's, Arminio's and Cafe Beethoven were three of the last eateries open Friday. Hardware stores sold salt, shovels, gloves and batteries to residents. How deep is the snow in your area? Stick a ruler in the snow, take a picture of it and upload it to this article! Be sure to include your street or neighborhood so we know where you are.
Snow-covered highways in Morris and Passaic Counties result in closings and accidents along Route 287.
The weather forecast for snow Friday was correct. As snow blanketed the region, schools closed early, events were re-scheduled and people scrambled to get home or to the grocery store.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Officials release safety tips for the nor'easter that hit the area.
Chatham Borough Police released several safety tips for residents as the nor'easter began to hit the area. Those with residents are asked to remove any extension cords from generators that may cross streets to neighboring homes. "In the event there is sufficient snow to require snow plows to clear the streets, these extension cords could be dangerous to workers and residents," a statement on Kevin O'Shea of the Chatham Borough Police Department reads. Police continue to urge residents to assume any downed wire is energized and not to go near them. In anticipation of the nor'easter, brush pickup in Chatham Borough was suspended until Thursday. Mayor Bruce Harris released a statement Wednesday stating utility crews have been erecting poles …
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Residents are being notified by telephone.
Chatham Borough Mayor Nelson Vaughan said Tuesday that he has signed an order declaring a state of emergency in anticipation of the snowstorm. The order was signed at approximately 5:15 p.m., and a copy was sent to the Morris County Office of Emergency Management, Vaughan said. On-street parking is suspended in the borough. Police have the authority to ticket and tow those vehicles left on the street. Residents are being notified via telephone of the state of emergency, and a notice will be placed on the borough's website and local television station, Vaughan said. By declaring a state of emergency, Vaughan said that the police are able to remove any cars parked on the street during the snow storm. "We're trying to get [cars] off the road …
Tickets can be used interchangeably because of anticipated storm.
NJ Transit has put systemwide cross-honoring in effect in anticipation of the snowstorm expected to start Tuesday night. Cross-honoring begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday and continues all day Wednesday. Customers can use their tickets for alternate travel modes—rail, bus or light rail. For instance, a customer. who usually takes the bus to the Port Authority Bus Terminal can instead use his or her ticket to take a train to New York Penn Station. All NJ Transit rail station buildings and waiting rooms will remain open extended hours, including evenings and overnight, throughout the storm. NJ Transit plans to operate rail service on a regular weekday schedule Wednesday. The center doors on single-level rail cars will not be used, because center …
Friday, January 7, 2011
Employees were out in the borough and the township Friday at 5:30 a.m.
Snow removal and road maintenance in Chatham Township is going well as of Friday morning, according to the Department of Public Works. In Chatham Borough, DPW head Bob Venezia said employees would begin to plow the roads after noon, "to get the slush off the roads before tonight when it freezes." The storm, according to Venezia, is likely to move off the coast, where it will reintensify and then head back inland, hitting New York state and likely missing New Jersey. Workers in both the township and borough have been out on the roads since 5:30 a.m., according to Venezia and John Pacelli, the newly sworn DPW director in Chatham Township. Salt has been effective in keeping township roads safe thus far, Pacelli said. "Everything is picking up…