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Cranford To Get a Fresh Coat of Snow, Sleet and Ice on Wednesday

Another day, another snowstorm. Schools, township offices, police and other agencies are preparing.

A dangerous mix of sleet, snow and freezing rain has been predicted by the National Weather Service in Mount Holly. 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. 

Township Offices
10 a.m. delayed opening

Cranford Schools
Cranford Public Schools will be closed today, Wednesday, February 5, 2014 for safety reasons. 

Cranford Police

Operations Captain Joseph Van Bergen issued a Severe Weather Update for Wednesday at 8:25 p.m.

The National Weather Service reports the following information about tomorrow's storm. 

Snow totals from this storm in our area are expected to be 4-6" and ice totals of .35". Light snow expected to begin late this evening before midnight with temperatures in the mid 20s. Heaviest precipitation will be after midnight through Wednesdaymorning. This will be very wet, heavy snow. 

Snow will transition to a freezing rain/snow/sleet mix in our area between 4-6 am Wednesday. 
Snow Totals between midnight - 6am: 1-4" 
Ice Totals between midnight - 6am: Trace-.15" 

Snow Totals between 6am - Noon: 1-2" 
Ice Totals between 6am - Noon: .2-.3" 

The NWS indicates that no matter the exact snow/ice totals this is a high impact event. Very wet, heavy snow combined with ice and snow from Monday's storm will make for hazardous/icy road conditions impacting both the morning and evening commutes. 

Threats of falling trees and power lines are expected due to the weight of the ice and snow. The potential for numerous power outages is high. 
Please refer to earlier email with information from PSE&G about outages. 

Temperatures will remain near freezing during the daytomorrow, dropping into the 20s at night so the NWS is not expecting the snow/ice to melt away quickly.

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.

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