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Montclair Digs Out in Single Digit Wind Chill

First major storm closes schools, university.

Shoveling an exit path from a Montclair home. Photo credit: Shelley Emling
Shoveling an exit path from a Montclair home. Photo credit: Shelley Emling
The snowfall from the first major winter storm of the year may be over in Montclair, but a wind chill of three degrees will make for a frigid dig out Friday. 

Between 4 and 8 inches of snow blanketed the region and residents of Montclair are required to clear sidewalks within 24 hours of the snowfall ending.

The township is reminding residents and snow removal services that pushing, throwing or blowing snow into roadways is prohibited in order for road crews to clear streets. Public street parking is also prohibited while roads are covered with snow.

Upper Mountain Avenue will be closed from Laurel Avenue to Mt. Hebron Road from noon to 4 p.m. Friday and this weekend for supervised sledding.

Public schools and recreation activities are cancelled Friday. Montclair State University also cancelled classes on campus, but online courses will remain on schedule.

Municipal offices are open, but non-essential personal were encouraged to stay home.

The Montclair Public Library will have a delayed opening at 1 p.m.  

The Montclair Art Museum's Yard School of Art is closed along with the museum store. 

Several businesses are reporting being open on social media, including Raymond's on Church Street and Toast on Bloomfield Avenue. Whole Foods in Montclair had a 10 a.m. delayed opening. 

The governor declared a state of emergency in New Jersey Thursday asking residents to "stay off the roads." 

The northeastern part of the state remains under a winter storm warning until 1 p.m. on Friday.

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