Blizzard 2016 live chat Saturday: Traffic, power, closings & more
If you're looking to keep up on how the massive snowstorm hitting NJ this weekend affects you, this is the post to bookmark.
We'll be keeping the live chat below open all day Saturday. Tell us what you're seeing in your neighborhood or through your organization — and see what your neighbors all around NJ have to say, too.
YOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO THE STORM
ON THE RADIO: Listen to New Jersey 101.5 anytime on air, online or on your phone by downloading the New Jersey 101.5 app. (In addition to weather and news updates, we'll be playing music all weekend)
WEATHER: Keep an eye on Dan Zarrow's blog all weekend. Dan's got the most reliable forecasts around — he'll tell you what he knows, what he doesn't, and why.
EVACUATIONS: As of Friday night, evacuations had been ordered in Barnegat and recommended in several other towns. Is yours on the list?
FLOODING: High tides are expected to cause coastal flooding — possibly some of the worst we've seen since Sandy. Here's where, and when, to expect some of the worst.
MASS TRANSIT: As of Friday night, NJ Transit planned regular bus and train service, with system-wide cross honoring Saturday and Sunday. NJ Transit issues advisories at NJTransit.com and on Twitter @NJTransit. (New Jersey 101.5 will also share news of alerts on Twitter, Facebook and the New Jersey 101.5 app as well)
POWER: We'll be reporting on major outages via NJ1015.com and the NJ1015.com app. ALSO: PSE&G customers, see PSE&G's power map for outages and report downed trees, gas leaks, other emergencies or outages to 800-436-PSEG. JCP&L customers, see JCP&L's map for outages. Call in issues to 888-LIGHTSS or report your outage online. Atlantic City Electric customers: See Atlantic City Electric's map or call 800-833-7476 for any issues.
SCHOOL CLOSINGS: Announcements are updated in real-time at NJ1015.com/closings. Are you a school official? You can register your district at the link as well.
USING A GENERATOR? Here's how to keep safe. Carbon monoxide poisoning caused five New Jersey deaths in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.
IF YOU HAVE TO DRIVE: The best plan is to stay off the roads. If that's not an option, here's what leaving snow and ice on your car could cost you.
ENJOY THE STORM
LIKE SLEDDING? Here's some of the best hills for sledding around New Jersey.
MAKE THE MOST OF THE STORM: Stay off the roads until things calm down, but once NJ's coated in snow, there's all sorts of opportunities to have fun outdoors.
GET COOKING: Dennis & Judi have suggestions for comfort food. What are yours?