Warren Snow Photos, Police Urge Caution For Icy Roads

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Snow-covered Mountain Ave. approaching Wagner Farm Arboretum late Friday afternoon. By Linda Sadlouskos
Snow-covered Mountain Ave. approaching Wagner Farm Arboretum late Friday afternoon. By Linda Sadlouskos
After calling Thursday night for area residents to stay off the roads while a snowstorm was in progress, Warren Township municipal offices and also Watchung Hills High School and township schools are closed on Friday.

However, the Warren Township branch of the Somerset County Library system was scheduled to reopen at 1 p.m. on Friday. The library at 42 Mountain Blvd. is following the schedule of the county library system.

On Friday, Warren Police Lt. Herbert Hentschel said most locals had heeded warnings to stay off roadways on Thursday night, which provided great assistance to all county and municipal workers who were clearing off snow.

One accident reported

He said one accident was reported on King George Road North of Washington Valley Road.

As of early afternoon, the roads in Warren had be mostly cleared off, with some residual snow left on the surfaces, Hentschel said.

He added the township's DPW supervisor said that vehicles and equipment were still out mid-day clearing and salting the municipal roadways, which would continue until the end of the day.

Salt may not work in extreme cold

However, Hentschel said that salt will not be able to work when temperatures drop into negative digits overnight on Friday.

"I would advise anyone who is traveling this evening to use extra caution on the roadways," Hentschel said. The Warren Police Department will be out this evening monitoring the roadways for these conditions and address any areas that need attention, he said.

With temperatures dropping, some side roads, and even Mountain Avenue, still had snow and slush on them even late on Friday afternoon.


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