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Winter Storm Warning Issued for East Brunswick; School Canceled

Residents urged to prepare for extreme cold over next few days.

With a winter storm looming, East Brunswick schools have canceled all sports and related scholastic activities scheduled for Thursday evening.

However, the closings will not affect the ASK Programs today. 

All schools will be closed, Friday, Jan. 3 due to the winter weather conditions.

Residents are reminded that a township ordinance requires all vehicles to be removed from the streets to allow for snow removal by public works. 

There will be no trash or recycling pick-up on Friday. Trash and recycling will now be picked up on Saturday. Residents are asked to clear a path to your front door and shovel around any fire hydrants to assist Fire and EMS personnel in case of an emergency.

Residents are also asked to not shovel or blow snow in to the street.

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11 a.m.

East Brunswick is under a winter weather warning starting at 6 p.m. Thursday with extreme cold on the way.

Police are asking residents to avoid traveling Thursday evening into early Friday morning. 

Light snow is expected to begin falling between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., with heavier snow developing between 7 and 10 p.m. Snow is predicted to increase during the evening, with two to three inches expected by midnight, with steady to moderate snowfall through the night. Wind will gusts will range between 15 to 25 mph with wind chill from zero to -5.

Snow will end early Friday with a few flurries through the morning. The high temperature will remain in the mid-teens with the wind chill between zero and -5.

Heavy snow, ice and strong winds can also increase the possibility of downed wires leading to power outages. The anticipated cold temperature can lead to increased calls to PSE&G for customers with insufficient heat. Response times may be longer than usual, the company warned today.

To report downed wires or power outages, customers should call PSE&G’s Customer Service line at 800-436-PSEG. Customers with a handheld device can report power outages and view the status of outages by clicking My Account at pseg.com.

General outages are available at www.pseg.com/outagecenter.

Tips for snow emergency kits: 

  • A battery powered radio.
  • A corded telephone. (Cordless phones will not work if the power is out.)
  • Flashlights and extra fresh batteries.
  • A first-aid kit.
  • Bottled water and an adequate supply of non-perishable food.
  • A non-electric can opener.
  • Matches and candles with holders.
  • Extra blankets and sleeping bags.
  • A list of emergency phone numbers, including PSE&G’s Customer Service line: 1-800-436-PSEG. Call this number to report power outages or downed wires.

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