3-5 Inches Blankets Lakewood, Are We Done?

Thursday 8:30 a.m. As in previous storms, we will keep updating this post with all important information pertaining to the snowstorm. The storm is expected to dump up to 15 inches of heavy snow on Lakewood. Send your Erev-Purim-In-The-Snow photos to [email protected]
10:44 a.m. Department of Public Works Head John Franklin told TLS, the trucks have been salting since about 5:00 a.m. this morning. Plowing will begin when accumulation on the ground reaches 3 inches.
12:10 p.m. The Ocean County Library has just notified us that due to the inclement weather, all O.C Libraries will close at 1:00 p.m. today.
12:18 p.m. A reader asked TLS to inform our readers that the driving conditions on the GSP are extremely hazardous due to the snowstorm.
4:12 p.m. The worst of the storm is set to be this evening. A wind advisory is in effect from 4:00 p.m. today through Friday 1:00 p.m
7:30 p.m. Forecasters predicting ‘worst still to come’. Heavier snow expected late tonight into Friday.
Friday 8:25 a.m. Currently about 2-3 inches of snow on the ground, but snow showers are expected to last into Shabbos.
8:28 a.m. TLS spoke with DPW John Franklin moments ago who said they have begun plowing some areas, after salting the roads all night.
8:43 a.m. There are many School closures. Call your School’s snow-schedule number.
8:51 a.m. The GSP is currently being plowed. There are many spin-outs. Please use caution. (TLS-CAC)
9:38 a.m. We are getting reports that the GSP is moving slow. We currently do not have info on Route 9. We will keep you updated.
10:55 a.m. Click HERE to see live cameras of NJ’s Highways. (TLS-60)
11:30 a.m. Route 9 NJ Transit bus service to and from Lakewood is suspended.
12:07 p.m.Staten Island Expressway and Verrazano Bridge are clear and moving well.
12:14 p.m. The 440 is clear and moving well.
12:25 p.m. GSP is moving well.
12:50 p.m. A reader just informed TLS that the roads from Lakewood to Brooklyn are clear and traffic-free.
1:23 p.m. Click HERE to download this week’s Mishnas Chaim on the Parsha.

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  1. National Weather Service Philadelphia, PA
    Point Forecast: Lakewood NJ
    40.09°N 74.2°W Mobile Weather Information
    Last Update: 8:13 am EST Feb 25, 2010
    Forecast Valid: 11am EST Feb 25, 2010-6pm EST Mar 3, 2010

    Hazardous weather condition(s):

    Winter Storm Warning
    Hazardous Weather Outlook

    Today: Snow. High near 36. North wind between 13 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 7 to 11 inches possible.

    Tonight: Snow. Low around 29. Windy, with a west wind between 22 and 32 mph, with gusts as high as 49 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.

    Friday: Snow showers. High near 35. Breezy, with a west wind between 18 and 23 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

  2. National Weather Service Philadelphia, PA
    Point Forecast: Lakewood NJ

    This Afternoon: Snow. High near 37. Breezy, with a north wind between 18 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.

    Tonight: Snow. Low around 29. Windy, with a west wind between 24 and 32 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

    Friday: Snow showers. High near 35. Breezy, with a west wind between 18 and 23 mph, with gusts as high as 47 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

    Friday Night: Snow showers likely, mainly after 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. West wind between 14 and 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Saturday: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. West wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

  3. The latest snowfall reports as of 4:55 pm from The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, NJ: Wantage, 11.0 … Tobyhanna, 7.0 … Marcella, 6.7 … Hopatcong, 6.5 … Newton, 6.5 … Saylorsburg, 6.5 … Scotrun, 6.0 … Albrightsville, 6.0 … Oak Ridge, 6.0 … Andover, 5.8 … Stewartsville, 5.6 … Delaware Water Gap, 5.5 … Easton, 4.8 … Little Gap, 4.5 … Hopatcong Heights, 4.3 … Blairstown, 4.2 … Beachwood, 4.2 … Pomona, 4.0 … Hackettstown, 4.0 … Perkasie, 4.0 … East Texas, 4.0 … Emmaus, 3.8 … Egg Harbor City, 3.5 … Barnegat, 3.5 … Herbertsville, 3.5 … Bayville, 3.3 … Atlantic City, 3.1 … Metuchen, 3.1 … Martins Creek, 3.1 … Toms River, 3.0 … Colts Neck, 3.0 … Swainton, 3.0 … Stroudsburg, 3.0 … Easton Dam, 3.0 … Bethlehem, 3.0 … Allentown, up to 5.6 … Sparta, up to 5.7 .

    But the worst is yet to come.

  4. The latest report from the national Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ is predicting snow through tonight tapering off noontime on Friday with accumulations off 6-12 inches for our areas.

  5. At 7:34 PM, Thursday, at the south end of Lakewood;
    Roads quite clear, been sanded twice. No need to plow as of yet. Snow is lightly falling. I cleaned off the slush this morning and my driveway is still black.

    Official weather report; Possible snow tonight, or maybe rain, or maybe nothing at all. It will also be getting dark and then becoming light again in the morning. The temperature tonight will hover between 25 degrees above and 45 degrees above. For tomorrow’s weather report look out the window when you get up.

  6. National Weather Service

    Tonight: Snow. Low around 29. Windy, with a west wind between 25 and 28 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.

  7. Doesn’t look so bad out there yet but the BOE just canceled school for today which means that there is no transportation causing almost all the girls schools & some of the boys schools to cancel too.

  8. ****************NEWS FLASH*************************
    ITS SNOWING!! AND WILL KEEP SNOWING ALL DAY TODAY AND INTO TOMORROW..BOE cancelled school after speaking with those drivers and police officers on the roads. They don’t want to put any students in jeopardy during snow storms and if it means that schools have to close because of no transportation, well it has to be done. I know it sucks..but why put our children in any dangerous situations when they dont have to be. Not all drivers are the best drivers during snow conditions…if you don’t have to be out..stay home..give DPW, LEMS, LFD and most of all the PD a chance to keep you safe.

    Thank you

  9. many parts of route 9 are not or hardly plowed, you can drive max 30 mph. Old bridge and on is better plowed.
    The good thing is that there are not many cars on the road.

  10. It is very difficult in the snow to function. Please take it easy on the roads. Lakewood has its more than average share of accidents. These roads were designed for less than 1/3 of the traffic we have today. A little slower drive, more concentration on the road & a no texting and talking on the phone (it is asur because of Dina d’malchusa Dina-the law of the land is the law).

  11. If you don’t need to drive you shouldn’t. The roads upstate are worse than the Lakewood area. I’ve seen busses and an ambulance in NYC sliding around, a tractor trailer stuck on an uphill entrance ramp to highway, bus stuck in a snowbank and numerous skids. Listen to the traffic report and number of highways closed due to accidents and fallen trees due to high wind (which has subsided) that is expected to intensify in the afternoon. Yesterday’s heavy wet snow base that turned colder overnight has made traction terrible even for 4 wheel drive vehicles. The roads are extremely dangerous!

    Wherever you intend to go for Shabbos, they’ll be happy to know that you’re safe at home, rather than worry if and when you’ll make it for Shabbos with tremendous delays. Don’t risk getting stuck on the road with young children if the trip is not necessary.

    Driving on Purim will be challenging for experienced sober drivers, so this year feel free to be marbeh Shalach Manos with the closer neighbors and not worry so much about the long list including everyone on the other sides of town. There will be trouble parking and for cars passing on all the basic two way streets. Enjoy Purim and don’t frustrate yourselves with the weather challenges. Everyone will understand.

  12. I gotta tell you, I am pretty annoyed with these weather predictions:

    Wednesday – we predict 12-14 inches by thursday
    Thursday – we predict 12-15 inches by thursday night
    Thursday night – we predict 12 inches by friday morning
    Friday morning – we predict 7-10 inches by friday night

    so nu, i have 3 inches of snow on the ground, where is the storm hiding out???

  13. The storm is hiding a little further up in Passaic blasted with over a foot so far. Taking turns. 2 storms ago Lakewood got blasted and Passaic was spared.

  14. the city should be comended for doing such a great job I just went out and the roads are great.
    Thanks Lakewood city hopefully this is the final storm of the seoson.
    Fraylacha Purim

  15. Now that the snow has stopped it is a good time for all you people who live in Lakewood to SHOVEL OFF YOUR SIDEWALK so people do not have to walk in the streets. If you don’t shovel off your walk and someone is hit by a car due to your stupidity you should be sued. Also, I believe the township has an ordnance that sidewalks must be shoveled. If I drive in town tomorrow and find snow bound sidewalks I WILL CALL THE INSPECTION DEPARTMENT. The law is the law no matter who you are.

  16. Officer Butterwoth is off until tomorrow but I hear he is personally working with the LCSW to ensure Purim is safe for all of our community

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