Livingston Digs Out Of First Snowstorm Of 2014

Here's what you need to know about the storm on Friday.

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The first major snowstorm has come and gone, but subzero wind chills will remain as Livingston residents dig themselves out Friday. 

Between 4 and 8 inches of snow blanketed the region Thursday into Friday morning. 

Livingston School District closed Friday due to the snowstorm. The district cited the "serious snowstorm and state of emergency" as the reason it canceled classes, according to the district website. All activities and programs are also canceled.

There is no overnight parking granted while streets are snow covered, according to the Livingston Police. In addition, the police will tow all cars that become stuck in the snow on roadways during the storm. Those owners will also receive a summons.

Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency in New Jersey Thursday asking residents to "stay off the roads." 

The northeastern part of the state remains under a winter storm warning until 1 p.m. on Friday.

The following is a rundown of what you need to know.  

Livingston Police Contact

Residents are also asked to use 911 for emergencies only. For non-emergencies, call the Livingston Police Department at 973-992-3000. 

Report Power-Outages 

Residents are reminded to report outages immediately to PSE&G by calling 1-800-436-PSEG (7734) rather than contacting the police department. 

NJ Transit Cross-Honoring Tickets

NJ TRANSIT is cross-honoring tickets through Friday, Jan. 3, according to its website. 

Customers can use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode — rail, light rail or bus — including private bus carriers. As of Thursday at 2 p.m., NJ Transit customers are advised of the following:

  • Systemwide:  NJ TRANSIT plans to operate a regular weekday schedule on Thursday. Depending on the impact of the storm, it may be necessary for NJ TRANSIT to modify service as conditions change. 
  • Bus Service:  While every effort will be made to continue operating bus service throughout the state, customers may experience delays or detours on their routes in the event of extreme winter weather conditions.  Customers are advised to plan accordingly and anticipate disruptions to bus service. 

In addition, DeCamp Bus Lines will be cross-honoring NJ Transit tickets/passes Thursday and Friday. 

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Share Your Snow Photos on Livingston Patch!

Rather than grumble, grab one of those new digital devices you received this holiday season and start snapping photos.

Email your photos to the Livingston Patch editor Mike D'Onofrio at mike.donofrio@patch.com, or download the Patch mobile app and add the photo directly from your phone.

Library Closed Friday

Livingston Library is closed Friday. The library catalog and electronic databases are available at livingston.bccls.org, or www.bccls.org.

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