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First Snowstorm of 2014 Hits Livingston

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The new year has begun with a snowstorm that is bringing heavy snow, blizzard-like conditions and subzero wind chills. 

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for all of North Jersey from 6 p.m. Thursday to 1 p.m. Friday. 

The NWS predicts 6-10 inches in most North Jersey areas and blizzard-like conditions Thursday night into Friday morning with wind gusts up to 35 miles per hour and wind chills as low as 15 degrees below zero.

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

Power-Outages And Downed Wires

The storm could cause 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, DeCamp Bus Lines Cross-Honoring Tickets Through Friday

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.

Livingston Express Shuttle Remains In Service

There are no interruptions to the Livingston Express Shuttle schedule as of 3 p.m. Thursday, according to the township.  

For the shuttle's daily schedule, click here.

Snow Ordinances In Effect In Livingston

There is no overnight parking granted Thursday night and into Friday morning, 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.

Livingston School District After-School Activities Canceled

Livingston Public Schools canceled all after-school and evening activities for Thursday due to the predicted snow storm, according to the district. 
 
Only the after-care programs run by the YMCA and JCC will be open as normal.

The impact concussion screening at Livingston High School has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 13. 

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