Heavy Snowfall Expected In Roselle Park Starting Tonight

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Published: February 1, 2015 @ 4:39 PM EDT

For the second time in less than a week, the National Weather Service (NWS), along with other weather services, are estimating that a winter storm could drop between 3-10 inches in Roselle Park and the greater Union County area beginning tonight into tomorrow.

The snow, at his time, is expected to begin during Super Bowl XLIX between 7-8 p.m. with significant accumulations expected to begin after midnight. The storm is predicted to end by early afternoon tomorrow and is also expected to bring ice/rain accumulations that could make for slick driving conditions.

Wind speeds are of between 9-14 MPH are forecast overnight with temperatures remaining in the low 30s throughout the snowfall.

Due to predicted weather conditions on Monday, the Roselle Park Police Department (RPPD) are reminding residents that snow accumulations of 2″ or more require people to move their cars from posted snow streets. Those streets are listed below:

  • Westfield Avenue (the entire length – East and West)
  • Beechwood Avenue
  • Chestnut Street
  • Clay Avenue (between Grant Avenue and Faitoute Avenue)
  • Colfax Avenue (between Chestnut Street and Laurel Avenue)
  • Colfax Avenue (between Laurel Avenue and the south side of Valley Road)
  • Faitoute Avenue
  • Galloping Hill Road
  • Grant Avenue
  • Hazel Street (between West Colfax Avenue and West Roselle Avenue)
  • Lincoln Avenue (between Galloping Hill Road and Locust Street)
  • Locust Street

Additionally, RPPD ask that drivers remove their vehicles before going to bed tonight in order to avoid a summons because most of the accumulation may come overnight while most people are sleeping. Union County Paratransit System also intends to run essential service which include medical trips and the Route 22 Shuttle.

Report of any issues on municipal roads should be reported to RPPD at (908) 245-2300 and only real emergencies should be called in using 9-1-1. Any issues on Union County roads should be directed to the Union County Police at (908) 654-9800.

To report downed power lines or outages:

  • PSE&G customers should call (800) 436-7734
  • JCP&L customers can use (800) 545-7738 or (888) 544-4877
  • Elizabethtown Gas customers can call (800) 492-4009

Caution should be taken if driving or walking tonight.