Traffic, power, closings in Dec. 2020’s 1st big snowstorm
The bad news: New Jersey is likely to be hit by its biggest snowstorm in a few years from Wednesday to Thursday.
Our own Meteorologist Dan Zarrow is tracking it closely and will be updating you here frequently all week long. As of Monday night, Dan says snow, ice, rain, wind and coastal flooding all all "still very much on the table.
The good news: We're here to help you through it, with instant alerts on our app, on NJ1015.com and on social media.
Here's what you'll need to know all day long:
SEND US YOUR STORM PICS: Shoot them over via the NJ 101.5 app for Android or iOS, and we may use them on NJ1015.com. Open the menu on the left and hit "Submit Photo/Video."
WEATHER: Keep an eye on New Jersey 101.5 Chief Meteorologist Dan Zarrow's blog on NJ1015.com and the app. Unlike some weather forecasters, Dan's not about to hype news he's not sure of. He'll tell you what he knows, what he doesn't, and why — there's no better way to keep on top of the storm as it develops.
TRAFFIC AND ROADS: Visit NJ1015.com/traffic for current alerts, and download the New Jersey 101.5 app to get notifications as traffic issues pop up. The New Jersey Department of Transportation issues alerts through 511nj.org.
ON THE RADIO, OUR APP & ALEXA: Listen to New Jersey 101.5 anytime on air, online or on your phone by downloading the New Jersey 101.5 app. We're also on Amazon Alexa, both as a 24/7 stream and as Flash Briefings updated several times every day.
SOCIAL: Follow New Jersey 101.5 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Message us with questions and what you're experiencing where you are. We'd love to see your pictures of the storm!
MASS TRANSIT: NJ Transit issues advisories at NJTransit.com and on Twitter @NJTransit. (New Jersey 101.5 will also share news of alerts on Twitter, Facebook and the New Jersey 101.5 app as well)
POWER: PSE&G customers: See PSE&G's power map for outages and report downed trees, gas leaks, other emergencies or outages to 800-436-PSEG. JCP&L customers: See JCP&L's map for outages. Call in issues to 888-LIGHTSS or report your outage online. Atlantic City Electric customers: See Atlantic City Electric's map or call 800-833-7476 for any issues.
STATE EMERGENCY ALERTS: The state Office of Emergency Management issues alerts on Facebook and Twitter. It also posts emergency information to ready.nj.gov.
COMMUNITY ALERTS: Many New Jersey towns use the Nixle system to send alerts. Many others use Everbridge. Check those services and your municipal website, for more information. Several municipalities, schools and police departments also post frequently to their own Facebook pages and Twitter accounts.
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