More snow Sunday, Feb. 7 for Montclair — Don’t park on the street
The Montclair area is in store for snow again Sunday, Feb. 7 — and that means it's one again time to get your cars off of township streets.
A winter storm warning will be in effect Sunday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. The National Weather service predicted snow might start as early as overnight, heading into Sunday.
On Sunday, the NWS said in its predictions issued late Saturday, the snow could be heavy at times, with up to 7 inches of accumulation. Highs would be around 31 degrees, with wind chills about 20 to 25 degrees. Wind gusts could be as high as 20 mph. Snow should end by around 9 p.m.
In other words: It won't be like the storm we saw in the first days of February, but be prepared. NWS forecasts are updated frequently, so see here for the latest.
Montclair officials have declared a state of emergency beginning 5 p.m. Saturday. Non-essential travel and on-street parking will be prohibited for all vehicles for the duration of the state of emergency.
Parking on snow-covered streets is also prohibited by township ordinance. The no-parking prohibition remains in effect for a period of 12 hours after the snowfall has stopped. Montclair officials warned they'll be ticketing and towing vehicles parked on city streets.
Residents may park their vehicles free of charge in municipal lots and decks from 6 p.m. Saturday until streets are clear of snow.
As of late Saturday, NJ Transit did not expect service interruptions on the Montclair-Boonton or Morris & Essex Lines. Updated advisories are here.
As of late Saturday, Montclair public and private schools hadn't announced any schedule adjustments for Monday.
New Jersey maintains a list of warming stations per county here. As of Saturday, warming stations were listed in the Essex County communities of Irvington and Newark.
— Louis C. Hochman
Photos and videos from the early February storm: