Rain, Snow Sleet: Schools Announce Delayed Openings, Closures

Somerset County school districts, police, and transit agencies are preparing.

For the third consecutive day, residents in some parts of New Jersey can expect a rough ride to work when they wake up Wednesday morning.

The forecast is for rain, snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 4 p.m., then a chance of rain and snow between 4- 5 p.m, according to the National Weather Service at 4:50 a.m. Wednesday.

After 5 p.m.,  there is a possibility of rain, snow, and freezing rain. The high is expected to be near 34.  We could get 0.1 to 0.2 of an inch of ice and 1-3 inches of snow and sleet. The threat of snow and ice buildup may lead to tree limbs falling on power lines, resulting in power outages. 

Another coastal storm may roll in Sunday into Monday, bringing with it the potential for significant snow. 

Public workers are asking people to clear vehicles from the streets wherever possible to allow snow plows to do their work. 

Bernards Township
For Wednesday, February 5, all municipal offices will have a delayed opening of 2 hours.

NJ Transit
Trains on a storm schedule on all rail lines which is described as an enhanced holiday schedule, such as MLK Day. Delays expected on buses and light rail. Full systemwide cross-honoring in effect. 

Somerset County
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Somerset County-Operated Senior Centers are closed Feb. 5. Read more here.

Schools information

Bernards Township Public Schools 
Closed - February 5, 2014
Due to the weather conditions, all Bernards Township Schools will be closed today.
This is an update from previously announced delayed opening.

Somerset Hills Regional School District
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - Closed 
The Somerset Hills School District will be closed today due to weather conditions.
This is an update from previously announced delayed opening.

Hillsborough School District
School closed for icy conditions

Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District
Due to the extreme weather and hazardous road conditions, all schools will be closed on Wednesday, February 5, 2014.

Watchung Borough Schools
Closed due to snow

Green Brook Township Public Schools/ Watchung Hills Regional HS
Due to potential hazardous weather conditions, GBTPS and WHRHS will be closed on 2-5-14

This list will be updated as more information is received. Email updates to Editor Christina.Johnson@patch.com


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