Roads, power, NJ Transit — Thursday’s essential snow information
Travel conditions will deteriorate quickly Thursday morning as snow spreads across the state, according to chief meteorologist Dan Zarrow.
"Snow will move in hard and fast with the heaviest snow bands that may exceed 1 to 2 inches per hour," according to Chief Meteorologist Dan Zarrow, adding that the cold ground will allow the snow to stick to all surfaces and accumulate quickly.
The precipitation will turn to sleet and/or freezing rain from south to north during the afternoon and then all rain in South Jersey.
In the rest of the state, "snow will turn to slush, ice will melt, and conditions will still be sloppy," he said.
The DOT issued a Winter Weather Congestion Alert for Thursday and urged people to avoid unnecessary travel. No restrictions are in place.
- NJ Transit expects to operate on a normal schedule on Thursday
- PATCO will operate on a snow schedule on Thursday
- PATH and SEPTA have not announced any service adjustments for Thursday.
- JCP&L, PSE&G, Atlantic City Electric and Rockland & Orange said they are ready with extra supplies and additional personnel should power lines fall. Utilities customers to report outage immediately via their websites, apps or phone.
- 55 flights scheduled to depart Newark Liberty on Thursday and 60 arrivals have been canceled, according to FlightAware.com as of 5 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon.
CORONAVIRUS TESTING/VACCINATION CENTERS
- The state mega site vaccination centers in Burlington County (Moorestown Mall in Moorestown) and Morris County (Rockaway Town Square) are closed on Thursday.
- The community vaccine site at the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in the Somerset section of Franklin will be closed on Thursday
- The Ocean County vaccination center at Toms River High School North has rescheduled appointments to Friday. Residents with appointments on Thursday MUST come at their same scheduled appointment time on Friday
- Appointments for the Monmouth County vaccination center have been moved to Monday due to a delay in receiving vaccine.