Snow expected from wee hours of Tuesday lasting all day; cities prepare

Officials predicted blizzard conditions in New Jersey. File photo from #Hoboken, December of 2010.
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Officials predicted blizzard conditions in New Jersey. File photo from #Hoboken, December of 2010.

HUDSON COUNTY — Have you heard? It’s supposed to snow.
As of Monday morning, forecasters expected blizzard conditions at times. The snow is expected to start in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, last through the day, and stop only late that night, accumulating 12 or more inches.
Cities are gearing up and asking cars to be removed from emergency routes. Check with your city to see if they are setting up an emergency command center for those who lose heat. Be careful when traveling and please check on your neighbors.
Hoboken sent out an alert saying they’ll open an emergency operations center. The alert reads, in part:

Advisory: BLIZZARD WATCH IN EFFECT; SNOW EMERGENCY DECLARED FOR HOBOKEN – PARKING PROHIBITED ON SNOW ROUTES AS OF MONDAY 8PM
The City of Hoboken Office of Emergency Management has declared a snow emergency in advance of a major winter storm forecast to impact our area. Parking will be prohibited on snow routes effective 8:00pm on Monday, March 13, 2017 until further notice. The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch from March 14 12:00am until March 15 12:00am. Heavy snow and blizzard conditions are possible with accumulations of 12 to 18 inches and wind gusts up to 50mph. Salt brine will be applied to streets prior to the storm.
Emergency Operations Center
The City will open an Emergency Operations Center starting on Monday, March 13 at 8:00pm. Residents may call the Command Center at 201-239-6644 to report unplowed streets, unshoveled sidewalks, or other non-emergency issues. Please do not call the Police Department with non-emergency issues. For all emergencies, please call 911.
Municipal Offices Open
City of Hoboken municipal offices will be open on March 14, 2017.
For full details, view this message on the web.