Friday, March 8, 2013
Woodbridge woke up to a blanket of snow
People were snickering just yesterday about the snow that was predicted for Wednesday and never came. They're not laughing anymore. Granted, it's only a few inches and most of the roadways are relatively clear. The National Weather Service (NWS) predicted one to three inches for the Middesex County area, with snow to continue through 11 am. Early this morning, the snow tapered off to a light dusting. A combination of rain and light snow are predicted for the rest of the day with the temperature hovering slightly above freezing. If snow's not your thing, there's good news for Saturday. The weather is predicted to hit a high in the 50s with sunny skies. Follow Woodbridge Patch on Facebook, Twitter and sign up for the daily newsletter.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
No big snow storm today for the central New Jersey region.
Just when the snow shovels, boots, and bags of salt have been called up for duty, the National Weather Service (NWS) has backed down on the snowstorm that was supposed to sock the central New Jersey area. The storm that was supposed to dump up to 4 inches of snow in the county has fizzled out. The NWS cancelled the winter weather advisory for the area late Wednesday night. They are saying the Middlesex County region can expect a coating of up to an inch of the white stuff, and that should be mostly deposited on grassy surfaces. A soaking wet rain, though, is expected to accompany what little snow we can expect throughout the day. There were some relatively minor power outages Wednesday. PSE&G reported that 1.170 customers in their service…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Another storm's on the way today. Tell us what you see, but better yet, show us with your pictures
It's another miserable day, weather-wise. The worst of the storm happens later this evening, with up to 4 inches predicted for the Woodbridge area with gusty winds to boot. You might be shoveling the sidewalk, watching the kid next door slide into a teephone pole, or noticing that - as usual - everyone stocks up on bread and mik when a storm is predicted. Take a snapshot, then upload it here, and tell us in the caption what we're looking at. If there's a traffic jam or accident, post it and let us know so we can avoid it (or for the really nosey, so we can rubberneck.) Follow Woodbridge Patch on Facebook, Twitter and sign up for the daily newsletter.
The National Weather Service says that the Middlesex County area can expect 2 to 4 inches of snow and winds gusting to 50 mph before the storm is over at dawn on Thursday
The central New Jersey-Middesex County area may get up to four inches of snow before the winter storm, expected to start late this afternoon, is through with the area. The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting a snowfall of 2 to 4 inches by the time the storm ends by about dawn on Thursday. Mixed precipitation will start around 4 pm, which will turn to rain before another change back into snow this evening. The snow will taper off before it ends. Accompanying the snow is a severe wind advisory. The NWS says that our area will be in for winds ranging from 20 to 25 mph, with gusts of up to 50 mph. The winds are expected to die down about midnight. All this weather is expected to create slushy road conditions. Drivers should be alert …
Monday, November 26, 2012
NJ Transit customers will be able to use their tickets on alternate means of travel beginning Tuesday.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Editor's note: The following information is a press release from NJ Transit. With a blast of winter weather predicted to move into the region late Monday evening, NJ TRANSIT is taking proactive steps to minimize delays, ensure service reliability, and give customers additional travel options. All customers are strongly advised to check njtransit.com before traveling for up-to-the-minute service information before starting their trip. System wide cross-honoring in effect: To give customers additional travel options during expected winter weather conditions, NJ TRANSIT will offer system wide cross-honoring on Tuesday, November 27, enabling customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode-rail, bus or light rail. For …
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
We'll have a break later this morning, but the precipitation resumes later today
Woodbridge residents woke up to an inch of snow this morning, which, given the snow falls since Christmas, seems like nothing. But according to the National Weather Service, the precipitation will resume later today as a hail of freezing rain and sleet, and continue into tomorrow. The winter storm warning doesn't expire until 4 pm Wednesday in the latest weather updates. The NWS is still calling for 2 to 5 inches of snow in the immediate area. The more important warning for township residents, though, is to beware of the ice accumulation that's expected later tonight, which is being predicted to be as much as 2/3 of an inch. That means treacherous driving conditions and slippery sidewalks, so stock up on the salt! Weather alerts will …
The McCormac administration says they'll move money around to cover future snow clean-ups
The township's $600,000 snow removal fund has run dry. Ever since the Christmas blizzard of last year, Woodbridge and the rest of the area has been pelted by snowfalls that have totaled up to almost three feet of snow. That snowfall has to be moved, and that means men, machinery, and lots of overtime. "We've run through it. We'll be looking at other sources to fund snow removal," said town spokesman John Hagerty. The blizzard in December cost the town approximately $280,000 to clean up. The most recent storm, which dumped a foot of snow on Woodbridge last week, cost about $250,000, Hagerty said. The McCormac administration will be for ways to move money around to pay for future snow clean-ups, if the barrage of snow so far is any …
Monday, January 31, 2011
The National Weather Service is calling for another 2 to 4 inches of snow,and a ton of ice,starting tonight.
More snow and ice is coming our way, according to the National Weather Service. Snow is scheduled to begin later tonight, followed by sleet and freezing rain on Tuesday, and finally transitioning to icy rain on Wednesday morning. It's unclear how much snow we'll be getting on this round of precipitation, but the NWS is estimating a final total of up to 4 inches. Weather forecasts will be updated as they are received.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
It seems like a little-known ordinance, but the law requires you to clear the public sidewalks around your home
When the next snow storm hits, remember that as far as Woodbridge is concerned, your property doesn't stop at the end of your driveway. You are responsible for clearing the public sidewalks around your home of snow and ice, and you have until 8 pm the day after the storm to do it. If you don't, you can face a fine of a $100 a day for a first offense and $1,000 a day for subsequent offenses during the winter if you make this a habit. There is a township ordinance that specifies the fines, the timeline, and what the police can do if they see there's a snow removal issue around your domicile. There are some obvious reasons for requiring homeowners and businesses to clear the walkways: there couldn't be enough Public Works employees to begin …
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Thanks to the snowfall, Woodbridge's high schoolers get an extra day of studying for their upcoming exams, and a delayed opening on Friday.
Another heavy snowfall has brought another day off for students throughout New Jersey. For Woodbridge's high school students, though, this was a particularly joy-filled day. First, for the obvious reason that school is cancelled, but secondly, because today was the first day of final exams. "When Honeywell called our house last night, I was so excited, I stopped studying and starting watching American Idol with the family instead," said Colonia High School student Ambica Trehan. Honeywell is an instant alert system that calls the house of parents and guardians and informs them about any new updates or safety concerns. It was implemented back in 2007 by Vincent Smith, who was the superintendent of schools at the time. It works well to …