UPDATE: Police Urge Caution on Icy Roads
Parsippany buckles down for two-day storm with snow day for schools and closing of other facilities.
Drivers should use extra caution over the next few days, especially at night, when black ice should make roads slick and potentially dangerous, the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department warned Tuesday.
"As this storm is expected to be a two day event, salt supplies will be spread thin and main roads will need to be kept open for our emergency services,'' police said in an advisory. "Black ice will begin to form after dark this evening. Freezing rain also has the potential to knock down tree limbs and power lines.''
Police also reminded drivers to remove all ice and snow from vehicle before driving. Not only is icy build-up unsafe, it's against the law, according to the police department.
Also Tuesday morning, the Parsippany-Troy Hills School district announced that schools will be closed due to yet another snow storm.
The Parsippany-Troy Hills Library announced that it would open at 11 a.m. Tuesday morning but warned visitors to check the site before leaving in case it closes for the day.
The Police Athletic League cancelled all activities.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for much of Northern New Jersey from late Monday night through Wednesday evening with snow, sleet and freezing rain expected the next couple of days.
After a record 16.1 inches fell in January, snow is expected to begin after midnight on the first day of February and will mix with some sleet Tuesday afternoon before changing to freezing rain Tuesday night and possibly ending as snow on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
The storm is expected to produce anywhere between 4 and 10 inches of snow and some ice accumulation. The precipitation is expected to taper off Tuesday afternoon before intensifying again during the night into Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.
Patch will continue to update this story throughout the storm, including any school delays, closures and event postponements.
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