January 4, 2018 Winter Storm Notice #1

The US National Weather Service New York NY has issued a Winter Storm Warning that is in effect until 1 a.m., Friday, January 5, 2018. The forecast is for heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Snowfall rates of up to 1 inch per hour are possible this morning into early afternoon. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are expected. The Springfield Office of Emergency Management is monitoring the situation and departments are taking necessary precautions.

The timing of the storm may affect the ability to clear roads sufficiently in time for the morning commute. Motorists are advised to plan accordingly, leave sufficient time for travel, and drive carefully.  Unnecessary driving during the storm should be avoided.  As always, per municipal ordinances, an on-street parking prohibition exists on all roads in the event of snow accumulation to allow for plowing and the passage of emergency vehicles. Vehicles parked in the streets may be ticketed and/or towed. Property owners must clear their sidewalks within 24 hours after the conclusion of snow fall. It is also prohibited to plow, blow or shovel snow into the streets.

  • Updates as well as announcements about closures or delays of Township offices will be posted on the municipal website at http://www.springfield-nj.usNon-essential municipal offices will be closed Thursday, January 4th.
  • School closings and delays are determined by Springfield Public Schools and announcements will be made through their communication channels.
  • Thursday garbage collection will be rescheduled for Saturday collection.  Friday garbage collection will remain as scheduled.
  • To report power outages, contact the electric company by visiting FirstEnergy/JCP&L or call 1-888-LIGHTSS  (1-888-544-4877).  Downed wires should immediately be called in to your electric company or local police/fire departments. Customers should never go near a downed power line.
  • To report a gas leak, contact the gas provider (PSE&G) by calling 1-800-436-PSEG (7734).

Full details about the hazardous weather outlook are available at http://www.weather.gov

Tips for Shoveling Snow

  • Get the latest forecast
  • Push, don’t lift
  • Wear breathable clothes
  • Wear warm boots
  • Drink water