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Nor'easter Closes Local Schools Thursday

Storm expected to bring a foot of snow to the area.

While the sun had yet to go down on Wednesday without a drop of precipitation to hit the roads, local schools decided to take a pre-emptive strike on the approaching nor'easter and shut their doors Thursday.

Washington Township Schools and the West Morris Regional High School district made the decision just before 5 p.m., as did many other area schools, with anywhere between six and 18 inches of snow, freezing rain and ice forecasted to blanket the area. 

The storm comes just a week after all local schools were forced into two closings and two delayed openings to start the month, as snow continues to accumulate in the area. 
Denis Mclaughlin February 12, 2014 at 05:23 PM
Everything should be closed...except for the hospitals.
Tracy Tobin February 13, 2014 at 06:27 AM
Washington Township (Morris County) DPW has ongoing snow clearing operations in progress. Still a good day to stay off the roads if possible. For those who remember the Duke Energy Emergency Response teams from Sandy, Ron Osbourne and his team are deploying to Eastern Carolinas today. Storm restoration work down South is a major effort for them this year.
Hookerman February 13, 2014 at 07:47 AM
As long as the power doesn't go out, I'll be happy.
Joseph Keyes February 13, 2014 at 08:53 AM
Thank you to our DPW for their efforts this winter. Beacon Hill is alway passable, WT trucks and plows have been constant reminders of how it should be done.
Tracy Tobin February 13, 2014 at 09:53 AM
First Washington Township (Morris) DPW crew came on at 1:00 a.m. Both crews are working now through rest of the day. Enough road salt on hand for this storm plus a reserve for anything behind it. Please avoid any unnecessary travel.
Tracy Tobin February 13, 2014 at 12:18 PM
Please do not plow or use snow blower to move snow out into the roadway. It makes it harder to clear, and keep clear the streets and roads in our town. Hidden mounds of compacted snow are a hazard to anyone driving. If you have a service that plows your driveway, tell them not to push the snow into the roadway
Guy Patterson February 13, 2014 at 12:20 PM
Thanks for keeping us informed!
Joanne February 13, 2014 at 12:37 PM
they should have added to the NIxle report that when traffic does resume, motorists should also be advised it is the law to clean their cars of the snow BEFORE driving. People have been ridiculous in the last few snow storms, some just cleaning a circle in their windshield for heavens sakes. And no excuse for SUV's or trucks either, use a broom if your vertically challenged, or stay home. I've been behind them ,and getting hit with flying debris is no fun, and the piles they leave in intersections and hills are equally bad for that matter. again, thank you again to the WTDPW!
Tracy Tobin February 13, 2014 at 04:41 PM
I had my wife's car over at the Auto Inspection Center in Randolph. They were turning away vehicles with snow on their roofs. Still saw tractor trailers on Route 10 with snow on top of the trailers.
Tracy Tobin February 13, 2014 at 04:44 PM
DPW supervisor has notified me that there is a possibility of another snow storm Friday night into Saturday.
Tracy Tobin February 13, 2014 at 04:47 PM
On another Storm Related blog, from Bergen County, the discussion degenerated into a debate about allowing shopping on Sunday. Some of these people just can't stay on topic.
Tracy Tobin February 13, 2014 at 04:49 PM
Good call by the schools re closing today. By getting the word out early, they gave residents the chance to make arrangements for their children.
Tracy Tobin February 13, 2014 at 06:24 PM
Latest weather update from Morris County OEM is predicting 3-6" more snow between tonight and tomorrow morning. What did we do to make the weather gods so angry with us?
Joseph Keyes February 13, 2014 at 08:22 PM
Thanks Tracy, always glad to hear more good news....
Joseph Keyes February 13, 2014 at 08:22 PM
..or not!


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