Stay Off Roads, Be Careful in Storm, Mayor Urges

Nor'easter hits township while many are still recovering from Sandy's damage.

While the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy continues to leave about 25 percent of the township without power, officials spent Wednesday prepping for the Nor'easter.

The latest storm, which began hitting North Jersey Wednesday and will continue into a snowy mix on Thursday, has had township officials preparing by getting the snow and plow trucks ready, Mayor Russell Felter said.

Felter urges residents to remain cautious on the roads during the snow storm.

"We are concerned," he said. "We're telling people to be careful. If they don't have to be on the roads, don't be on the roads."

The OEM also released a statement about the dangerous conditions outside, and said residents should try to stay inside.

"High winds and snow could cause more trees and wires to come down making travel hazardous," the statement said.

Felter said the OEM met Wednesday morning to go over both work being done for Sandy and the Nor'easter, and said the township is ready to take on the next storm.

The comfort centers will be open at Camp Jefferson and the Senior Center on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The OEM said they will continue to update about future comfort center times.

All Jefferson schools will remain closed until Monday, because of the conditions outside and work needed to be done at the high school.


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