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Montclair Braces For Blizzard-Like Conditions

Township suspends services in anticipation of storm.

Montclair is ready for the first major winter storm of 2014, according to township officials.
Montclair is ready for the first major winter storm of 2014, according to township officials.

The first major winter storm of 2014 is heading toward Montclair and is expected to bring with it heavy snow, strong winds and wind chills below zero degrees.

The township reported Thursday morning it's prepared for the worst with Community Services employees on standby and ready to salt and clear roads. 

A number of municipal services have been suspended and canceled in anticipation of the severe weather, which is expected to begin around 6 p.m. Thursday and continue through early Friday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. 

  • Refuse and Recycling collection will be suspended Friday.
  • Recycling drop off will be closed Friday.
  • The Senior Citizen bus service will be suspended on Friday.
  • The Evening Shuttle service will be suspended Thursday and Friday nights.

The storm could cause power outages, according to township officials. Residents are reminded to report outages immediately to PSE&G by calling 1-800-436-PSEG (7734) rather than contacting the police department. 

Residents are also asked to use 911 for emergencies only. For non-emergencies, call the Montclair Police Department at 973-744-1234.

Public street parking is prohibited when roads are covered with snow. Here's what you need to know about overnight parking, permit parking, etc.

Also, hold off on bringing Christmas trees to the curb. The township will not collect trees buried under snow, and accumulations of up to 8 inches are possible, the NWS said.

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