Newark reminds residents of city social service partners as Nor’easter dumps over 7 inches of snow on parts of New Jersey
A powerful Nor’easter and Winter storm battered much of NJ during the overnight hours.
The National Weather Service said the northeast (bomb-cyclone) posed many hazards as heavy snowfall, with significant accumulations, caused high winds and coastal erosion near beaches in Monmouth and Ocean counties.
Blizzard-like conditions will continue until about 1 p.m., with dangerously cold highs near 25 degrees.
The National Weather Service said wind chill values between zero and 10 degrees would create icing and roads would freeze around NJ.
Forecasters say northerly winds between 25 and 29 mph, with gusts of up to 40 mph, will have snow to blow for much of the day.
Parts of NJ should get about 7 inches, mostly in South Jersey.
The National Weather Service advises if you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle for emergencies.
Consult local Ministry of Transportation information services for the latest road conditions.
While Newark Neighborhood Services has worked successfully to keep streets clear of snow on major roads and corridors, the city has advised residents to be cautious in freezing weather.
The Honorable Mayor Ras J. Baraka activated the city’s “code blue” enforcement until Saturday after temperatures of 25 degrees or less hit the city.
A team of city employees, volunteers, clergy and community leaders were observed in several parts of Newark and Penn Station to help the less fortunate and “unaddressed individuals” get on their feet. shelter Friday.
NJ’s largest city also reminded residents of emergency shelters operating in extremely cold weather and its partnerships with social service agencies.
For more information on shelter services, contact the shelters listed below or the Office of Homeless Services at: (973) 877-9481, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.