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Sleet, Snow, Ice Coming Our Way; Delayed Opening For Schools

Westfield's school district, police, and other public agencies are bracing for a wallop.

For the third consecutive day, residents in some parts of New Jersey can expect a rough ride to work when they wake up Wednesday morning.

The weather forecast for Westfield is snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 9 a.m., then freezing rain and sleet thereafter, according to the National Weather Service at 5 a.m.. Temperatures could reach near 33. We could get as much as 0.1 to 0.3 of an inch of ice, and up to 1 to 3 inches of snow and sleet. The snow may be heavy at times, and the accumulation of snow and ice buildup may lead to tree limbs falling on power lines. Power outages are a possibility. 

Another coastal storm may roll in Sunday into Monday, bringing with it the potential for significant snow. 

Public workers are asking people to clear vehicles from the streets wherever possible to allow snow plows to do their work. 

Westfield Public Schools

Westfield Public Schools will have a delayed opening tomorrow, Wednesday, February 5.
Start times as follows:
WHS: Period 1 Exam report at 9:30 AM; All students in Homeroom by 11:40; check www.westfieldnjk12.org/westfieldhigh for complete schedule
Elementary, grades 1 - 5: 10:00 AM
Intermediate: 9:45 AM
Kindergarten AM - 10:15 AM
Kindergarten PM - 12:50 PM
Pre-K AM: Canceled; Pre K PM: 12:30 PM
Kindergarten WRAP AM - 10:15 AM; Kindergarten WRAP PM - 12:50 PM
Trans K & Leaps/Bounds - 10:00 AM

Please keep alert for any further announcements in the morning in the event of changes in the school schedules.

Westfield Police: 

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from midnight tonight until 6 p.m. tomorrow. 
Snow, sleet and freezing rain is predicted. Travel will be extremely dangerous. 
Due to anticipated significant snow and ice accumulations, Chief David C. Wayman of the Westfield Police Department requests that residents remove their vehicles from the roadway. 

Chief Wayman also advises that parking on the following streets, or the identified portions thereof, is prohibited whenever snow has fallen: 

- Central Ave (entire length); 
- Clark St (between W Dudley Ave & Edgewood Ave); 
- E Broad St (between Mountain Ave & N Euclid Ave); 
- Prospect St (between E Broad St & E Dudley Ave); 
- W South Ave (between Westfield Ave & Central Ave); 
- W Broad St (entire length). 

Parking is prohibited on these streets, or the identified portions thereof, until after the snow has ceased falling and the roads have been sufficiently plowed. 

The Westfield Police Department will continue to enforce these parking restrictions

Town of Westfield

Recycling: Ward 3 residents should put their recyclables at the curb no later than 6 am on Wednesday. See Twitter feed below for latest updates. 

PSE&G

PSE&G’s Customer Service line: 1-800-436-PSEG or pseg.com.

Union County

County of Union Offices and Facilities- Delayed opening Wednesday, February 5th. Offices and facilities will open at 10 a.m.

Courts and Vicinage - Closed on Wednesday

Warinanco Ice Skating Center – Public Session from 10am to 12pm on Wednesday cancelled.

Trailside Nature and Science Center – 10am Two of Us class cancelled

Paratransit - Suspended on Wednesday

Route 22 Shuttle – Will operate on Wednesday

NJ Transit: System cross-honoring in effect. Trains will run on a storm schedule, which is described to be like an enhanced holiday schedule, such as MLK Day. Expect delays on buses and light rail. 

Union County College:  Offices open at 11:30 a.m. and classes resume at noon. Check website for updates.

This list will be updated as more information is received. Email updates to Editor Christina.Johnson@patch.com



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