What to expect in Montclair from the big Friday-Saturday snowstorm
Snow is in the forecast for Montclair once again, with accumulations possible Friday and likely Saturday a part of a storm that's expected to have big impacts statewide.
As of Friday morning, the National Weather Service was predicting a 30% chance of snow Friday in Montclair during the day, with a high near 33 degrees and light and variable wind.
But snow is expected to pick up overnight and into Saturday. The temperature Saturday will be closer to 18 degrees, with blustery winds — and gusts as high as 37 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Snow accumulations of around 3 to 5 inches.
That's just a fraction of what some other parts of the state are expecting. Blizzard warnings have been issued for several counties along the Jersey Shore, and some parts of southern New Jersey and the Shore could see as much as 18 inches.
Residents can receive township alerts through the Swift911 service.
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.
As of Friday morning, Montclair public and private schools hadn't announced any schedule changes on their websites.
DeCamp bus lines suspended service for Saturday, and expected to resume it on Sunday.
NJ Transit planned to continue to operate on its regular weekday schedule on Friday, but will suspend bus service at the start of Saturday. The company said service would resume later Saturday if conditions permit. It said rail service would continue as long as conditions allow. Updates will be available at njtransit.com.
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.