Princeton Prepares for Blizzard Conditions
Governor Christie declared a state of emergency for New Jersey earlier this afternoon. Travel is expected to be brought to a stand-still from New York City to Portland, Maine, by the storm. Snow totals of more than 2 feet are expected from southern New Hampshire to central Long Island. Coastal flooding is predicted for the Jersey shore.
“It’s been upgraded to a blizzard,” Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert declared Monday morning. “With the high winds they are projecting, we’re expecting downed trees, wires, and power outages.”
Princeton schools had an early dismissal on Monday. Trash pickup for Tuesday is cancelled and will take place on Thursday.
The Princeton Board of Education meeting that was originally scheduled for January 27 has been rescheduled for February 3.
Power outages should be reported to PSE&G at their emergency number (1-800-436-7734).
“And if anyone wants to report a power outage to Access Princeton (609-924-4141), we can help track and continue to advocate for power to be put on,” Ms. Lempert said.
Residents are encouraged to stay off the roads so as not to interfere with law enforcement and emergency responders.