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Cranford Issues Storm Warning

Residents are asked to remove vehicles from roads.

Credit: Patch file photo.
Credit: Patch file photo.
The following information was provided by the Township of Cranford.

The Township of Cranford is under a winter storm warning until 1 p.m. on Friday with accumulation expected between 6 to 9 inches. 

The heaviest snow is said to start around 8 p.m. and continuing until early Friday morning between 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The snow will taper off by late morning Friday.

The Cranford Police Department says heavy winds will continue through Friday night with gusts of 25-35 mph and temperatures will be 10-18 degrees with wind chill of 0 to -10 degrees Friday. Residents should avoid going out if they don't have to, Cranford PD said.

Residents are asked to remove any vehicles from the roadways to assist the DPW in keeping the roads clear. Residents living in the downtown that normally park in municipal parking lots are to park in the parking deck, starting on level 2. If the garage is at capacity residents may also utilize the upper parking lot at the Centennial Avenue Pool complex. This is the lot closest to Centennial Avenue. 

ALL residents who park on a State or County road are required to remove their vehicles from the roads when snow covered. These residents may also utilize the parking deck in the event they have nowhere else to park.

These roadways include: 

North Avenue (State Rt 28) 
Centennial Avenue 
Raritan Road 
Walnut Avenue 
Springfield Avenue 
Kenilworth Boulevard 

TOWNSHIP OFFICES, POOL, & RECREATION CENTER WILL NOT OPEN UNTIL NOON FRIDAY. All programs scheduled before noon at the pool or recreation center are cancelled. The Senior Bus will not start until noon and will operate on an abbreviated schedule. If the storm is worse than expected these offices and programs may be canceled completely. All State Offices are closed Friday. 

St. Michael School in Cranford will be closed tomorrow. Check back for more information on school closings. 

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