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Blizzard Warning: 1/26/15 2:30 PM
The Governor has issued a State of Emergency for our area from Monday afternoon through Tuesday evening.
There are no driving restrictions at the time of this message but if you look out your window, you can see that conditions are deteriorating very quickly.
The Governor has closed all government offices for tomorrow and asked for all residents to limit unnecessary driving tonight and tomorrow. If conditions deteriorate as expected, an official and enforceable travel restriction may be ordered.
Also, the governor asked to please keep parked cars off the roadways so snow removal and emergency vehicles can get through.
If the power goes out and internet goes down, you can tune into AM radio station 530, to hear emergency notifications from both the Scotch Plains and Fanwood Police Departments and Office of Emergency Management.
1/26/15 6:00 AM
The Scotch Plains Police Department is closely following the severe weather forecast for our area. The latest track provided by the New York Office of NOAA's National Weather Service shows an increasing forecast confidence. A Blizzard Warning is in effect from 1 PM Monday 26 January until 7 AM Wednesday 28 January 2015.
Heavy Snow with Blizzard conditions is expected with 18-36 inches of snow based on current weather models. Wind speeds will be increasing to 25-40 mph with gusts up to 50-65 mph.The storm is expected to begin in our area Monday morning and will become heavier by late Monday afternoon into the evening. This will severely affect the afternoon commute.
The heaviest snow and wind is expected between Midnight and 1 PM Tuesday27 January 2015. Rates during this time could be 2-4 inches per hour and snowdrifts could exceed 3 feet.
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS of blowing and drifting snow, making roads impassable will be seen Monday through Tuesday night.
POWER OUTAGES are likely due to heavy wet snow, icing, and high wind gusts. The colder temperatures will also mean higher snowfall amounts.(More)
Brian T. Mahoney Chief Of Police
The Scotch Plains Police Department is committed to providing excellence in police service. Our goal is to improve the quality of life for all residents. We will promote the highest ethical and professional standards in law enforcement and uphold respect for individual rights and human dignity. Currently the Department currently has (43) sworn law enforcement officers and (5) civilian personnel and has several divisions that handle the wide variety of services it provides.
430 Park Ave.
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076