WEATHER

Closures, Service Changes During Winter Storm

The scene in Millburn Tuesday morning. Photo by Michelle Sartor Lang.

The scene in Millburn Tuesday morning. Photo by Michelle Sartor Lang.

By Michelle Sartor Lang
Senior Multimedia Digital Producer

Snow has started in New Jersey, which is making travel difficult and has closed schools and businesses. Gov. Chris Christie issued a state of emergency ahead of the storm.

NJ Transit has made changes to its service for Tuesday. All bus and Access Link service is suspended. The Atlantic City Rail Line is operating on a regular weekday schedule, but all other lines will operate on a weekend schedule. Rail service will not extend west of Raritan on the Raritan Valley Line, west of Dover on the Morris and Essex Line or west of Bay Street on the Montclair-Boonton Line. Pascack Valley Line trains will add Teterboro and Woodcliff Lakes stops. The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail is operating on a weekend schedule with the addition of service — operating every 20 minutes — between Tonnelle Avenue and Hoboken Terminal. Newark Light Rail is operating on a Saturday schedule and RiverLINE service on a Sunday schedule. Cross honoring is in effect for the day.

Road conditions could be treacherous during the storm. Christie urged all residents to stay off the roads so “first responders and public safety officers can safely and efficiently handle emergency situations.” Keep up to date with the latest road conditions at 511nj.org.

Many schools are closed Tuesday. Christie has closed all non-essential state offices for the day.

Power outages are happening throughout the state. Utility companies encourage customers to report issues:

– PSE&G customers can report outages at 800-436-7734. The company offers an outage map and updates customers through its Twitter handle @PSEGdelivers.

– JCP&L outages can be reported at 888-544-4877. Customers can access an outage map and follow @JCP_L on Twitter.

– Atlantic City Electric customers can report an outage at 800-833-7476 or by filling out an online form. The company offers an outage map and uses the Twitter handle @ACElecConnect.

– Orange and Rockland customers can text “OUT” to 69678 or call 877-434-4100 if they lose power. There is also an outage map available and information is available through the Twitter handle @ORUConnect.

The city of Newark has a plow tracker and the streets where parking is prohibited on a special section of its website.

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