Most of this weekend's big storm — which dropped more than 15 inches of snow on some parts of the Garden State — is behind us, but a little bit of snow could still be ahead for Montclair.

The National Weather Service predicts a 50% chance of snow for Saturday afternoon, and a 30% chance in the evening. Montclair had seen just about 4 inches of snow by around 8 a.m. Saturday, according to the NWS.

Temperatures for the remainder of Saturday were expected to remain around 19 degrees in the daytime, and get down to as little as 7 degrees at night. Wild chills could reach as low as -10.

Sunday, the NWS predicts sunny weather, with a high near 24, but wind chill values still potentially as low as -10. Sunday night should be partly cloudy, with a low around 13 degrees, and west winds starting to calm.

There are several options in Montclair for those who need to get out of the cold, with hours varying by service. Essex County additionally activated its Code Blue alerts this weekend, providing for shelter at several facilities in Newark and Irvington.

Baristanet Saturday reported a salt truck had struck and downed a streetlight on Bloomfield Avenue, at North Willow Street. Township spokeswoman Katya Wowk said she'd been told the vehicle would have been an Essex County truck, as Bloomfield Avenue is a county road. Montclair Local has reached out to county officials for details and is awaiting a response.

Paula Gutierrez said she was happy to find Le French Dad Boulangerie open for coffee on Jan. 29, 2022. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
Paula Gutierrez said she was happy to find Le French Dad Boulangerie open for coffee on Jan. 29, 2022. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
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Mid-day Saturday, a speed restriction of 35 mph remained in effect on the New Jersey Turnpike's Hudson County Extension in both directions, from exit 14 in Newark to the Holland Tunnel. The state issues traffic alerts at NJ511.org. It also issues its own emergency alerts and shares information on resources at ready.nj.gov.

NJ Transit had suspended its bus, River Line and Access Link services Saturday, planning to resume service once conditions allowed. Rail service remained on regular weekend schedules while conditions allowed. Cross-honoring was in effect for all rail, light rail, NJ Transit bus and private carriers. Updates will continue to be posted at NJTransit.com.

DeCamp cancelled its bus services Saturday.

Parking on snow-covered streets is prohibited by township ordinance 327-25. The no-parking prohibition remains in effect for a period of 12 hours after snowfall has stopped in order to facilitate snow removal.

Montclair residents can park their vehicles free of charge in municipal lots and the Crescent and Bay Street decks from 4 p.m. Friday until streets have been cleared of snow.

Rachel and Ryan Hopman enjoy snow tubing in Nishuane Park on Jan. 29, 2022. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
Rachel and Ryan Hopman enjoy snow tubing in Nishuane Park on Jan. 29, 2022. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
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The township reminded property owners in an alert Saturday that snow shouldn't be shoveled into the streets; doing so is illegal under township ordinance 297-33. But property owners are asked to clear sidewalks of ice and snow in front of their properties. Township codes require a path of at least 48 inches wide to be clear. In addition, property owners whose sidewalks lead to crosswalks must remove snow and ice to provide access to the crosswalks as well.

Montclair residents and business can report any power outages to PSE&G by calling 800-436-PSEG (7734) or going to nj.pseg.com/outageandgasleaks. Power outage maps are on PSE&G’s site as well. Residents can also register for My Aerts with PSE&G to report outages by text message and to receive updates. As of mid-day Saturday, no outagegs in Montclair were reported.

— Louis C. Hochman

Iyannah Moore and Kayla Vickers pose with their dog, Supreme, Jan. 29, 2022. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
Iyannah Moore and Kayla Vickers pose with their dog, Supreme, Jan. 29, 2022. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
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Two pedestrians make their way down Midland Avenue on Jan. 29, 2022. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
Two pedestrians make their way down Midland Avenue on Jan. 29, 2022. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
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Norman Cotton clears snow on Central Avenue on Jan. 29, 2022. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
Norman Cotton clears snow on Central Avenue on Jan. 29, 2022. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
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Liza Bachko, owner of Doin' Dishes, sleds in Nishuane Park, Jan. 29, 2022. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
Liza Bachko, owner of Doin' Dishes, sleds in Nishuane Park, Jan. 29, 2022. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
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A truck clears Orange Road on Jan. 29, 2022. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
A truck clears Orange Road on Jan. 29, 2022. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
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Ming Wang clears the walk in front of Long Hing Restaurant on Jan. 29, 2022. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
Ming Wang clears the walk in front of Long Hing Restaurant on Jan. 29, 2022. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
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Iyannah Moore and Kayla Vickers cross Orange Road with their dog, Supreme, Jan. 29, 2022. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
Iyannah Moore and Kayla Vickers cross Orange Road with their dog, Supreme, Jan. 29, 2022. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
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Betsy keeps her eye on the snowball on Jan. 29, 2022. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
Betsy keeps her eye on the snowball on Jan. 29, 2022. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
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A father and daughter cross Midland Avenue with their sled on Jan. 29, 2022. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
A father and daughter cross Midland Avenue with their sled on Jan. 29, 2022. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
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A man clears the sidewalk of Montclair High School on Jan. 29, 2022. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
A man clears the sidewalk of Montclair High School on Jan. 29, 2022. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
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Montclair resident Patricia Conover submitted this photo of the snow accumulations.
Montclair resident Patricia Conover submitted this photo of the snow accumulations.
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