Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Precipitation expected to begin Wednesday, linger until Thursday, meteorologist says.
What many hope will be the final snowfall of the winter season is expected to be mild in accumulation but heavy in wind gusts, according to the National Weather Service. A low-pressure system making its way through the Mid-Atlantic is approaching New Jersey and will bring approximately two inches of precipitation to the northern portion of the state Wednesday through Thursday, National Weather Service meteorologist Mitchell Gaines said. Snowfall is expected to begin early Wednesday, then mix with rain in the afternoon and return to snow by night, Gaines said. Winds will gust between 20 and 25 miles-per-hour, Gaines said, but could climb to as high as 40 miles-per-hour at times. Lingering rainfall will end by Thursday morning, Gaines said.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Heights public schools will have a half-day on Friday due to the blizzard warning which predicts more than 12 inches of snow accumulation for the area.
UPDATE - 12:30 a.m. Hasbrouck Heights public schools will have a single-session day on Friday due to the impending storm, according to the district's website. The borough's DPW and emergency management are preparing for what may be the first big blizzard of the year. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for the area starting early Friday morning. The weather service reports snow accumulation of 10 to 14 inches is possible along with wind gusts up to 45 mph. The heaviest snow is expected to hit Friday evening into Saturday morning, forecasters said. Visibility of one quarter mile or less is possible at times. In Hasbrouck Heights, storm preparations began Wednesday and Thursday, according to Mike Kronyak, borough …
Snow is likely to start hitting the area early Friday morning.
A "significant winter storm" is expected to hit Bergen County from early Friday until Saturday afternoon and could cause blizzard conditions, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS issued a winter storm watch from Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon, predicting 6-12 inches of snow and some ice from sleet and freezing rain. Visibility could be limited to several hundred feet due to heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain. Driving conditions may be "dangerous." Winds are expected to blow at 20 or 30 miles per hour, with gusts hitting as much as 50 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. The gusts may bring down some tree limbs and could cause power outages. The storm could be even worse, according toMark …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Officials say it may cost about $17,500 to have the debris taken away by an outside company, less than half of what it would cost if borough workers were to transport the pile.
The Department of Public Works is looking to have the 3,640 cubic yards of tree debris collected from the October snowstorm removed in the most cost-effective manner possible — prior to any future snow storms. The massive pile at the DPW yard measures about 64-feet in width, 128-feet in length and is about 12-feet high, according to estimates provided by Mike Kronyak, borough administrator. Standing as tall as a one-story building, the pile will need to be cleared away soon as the DPW yard will be needed for snow removal. Kronyak said DPW Superintendent Bill Spindler has been looking at estimates from outside companies, who would be hired to grind up the debris and haul it away. The cost for this process would be more cost-effective than …
Monday, October 31, 2011
Utility companies are working around the clock, but restoration will likely be slow-going, officials say.
Nearly 157,000 North Jersey residents are still without power due to the unseasonably early nor'easter that blanketed the northeast this weekend, and many are likely to remain in the dark until Thursday, authorities said. In Bergen County — one of the hardest hit regions, Governor Christie said during a press conference Monday —utility companies are working to restore power to some 83,000 residents. Public Service Electric and Gas and Rockland Electric reported a 30 percent improvement since Sunday, but despite ongoing efforts, the restoration will take longer than usual, Lt. Dwane Razzetti of the Bergen County Office of Emergency Management said Monday. More manpower is needed to handle individual customers with short circuit issues, …