Township Digs Out Of Winter Storm Jonas, Schools Closed

2016 Blizzard Dig Out - 6 (1)

Winer Storm Jonas dropped about 24 inches of snow on the township.

Township residents spent Jan. 24 digging out of or playing in the average 24 inches of snow that Winter Storm Jonas dumped on the Eight Villages.

One lingering effect of the storm, which began Friday evening and didn’t stop until about 24 hours later, was the cancellation of school for Jan. 25.

Board of Education president Ed Potosnak said that “after consulting with the Chief of Police, the township and our maintenance crew,” schools Superintendent John Ravally decided to close schools for the day.

“We’re very grateful for the tremendous effort by the BOE staff and township personnel to clear roadways and walkways,” he said.

Township Department of Public Works staff and private contractors worked on clearing roads “around the clock,” and scaled down the operations at around 7 p.m. on Jan. 24 “to allow workers adequate rest to ensure that the roads can be cleared in the safest way possible,” according to an announcement from the township.

Plowing operations were scheduled to resume at 6 a.m. Jan. 25, according to the announcement.

The National Weather Service warned of icy patches on roads and sidewalks, and snow that melted during the day Jan. 24 froze as the sun set.

The next batch of precipitation expected to hit the township may come in the form of rain Tuesday afternoon, according to the NWS.

2016 Winter Storm Jonas



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