January 31, 2021
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–The New Jersey State Police is urging New Jersey residents to prepare for a nor’easter that will affect the entire state. From late Sunday night through Tuesday morning, most of New Jersey will be under a Winter Storm Warning.
The storm is expected to create hazardous travel conditions statewide, so if you do not need to travel, please stay home to allow crews to safely treat our roadways. If you must travel, here are some safety tips to follow:
• Drive slowly. It’s harder to control or stop your vehicle on slick or snow-covered surfaces
• Increase the following distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you, which will help prevent rear-end crashes on slick roads
• Make sure your cell phone is fully charged before you leave for your trip
• Pack bottled water, blankets, and dry food goods in the event you get stranded
• Leave a friend or family member a travel itinerary so that they can alert police should you get stranded and/or lose cell service
• Make sure your gas tank is full before you leave in case you get stuck in traffic
• Top off your windshield washer fluid to clear salt from your windshield
• Pack a few bags of sand or cat litter, which can create traction for vehicles stuck on slippery road grades
If your vehicle becomes disabled during the storm, follow these safety rules:
• Call 9-1-1
• Stay inside your car. You are safer inside your car than outside
• Turn on your hazard lights
• To avoid asphyxiation from carbon monoxide poisoning, don’t run your car for long periods of time with the windows fully up. If you must run your vehicle, clear the exhaust pipe of any snow and run it only sporadically — just long enough to stay warm
The best way to avoid storm-related travel hazards is to stay off of the roads, but if you must travel, please take the time to prepare. Before you leave, make sure you check for the latest weather updates.
Winter Storm Warning
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
1050 AM EST Sun Jan 31 2021
Hunterdon-Somerset-Middlesex-Mercer-Upper Bucks-Lower Bucks-
Including the cities of Flemington, Somerville, New Brunswick,
Trenton, Chalfont, Perkasie, Morrisville, and Doylestown
1050 AM EST Sun Jan 31 2021
…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 1 PM EST TUESDAY…
* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 16 to 22
inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.
* WHERE…Portions of central, northern and northwest New Jersey
and southeast Pennsylvania.
* WHEN…From 5 PM this afternoon to 1 PM EST Tuesday.
* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The
hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Snow develops late this afternoon and
will last through Monday night or early Tuesday. Snow may be
heavy at times on Monday.
If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.
The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.