The bad news: We're in store for a serious snowstorm Tuesday, and it's likely going to imperil traffic, transit and power. Schools could be closed, and other businesses or facilities may have to shut down as the snow slams us.

It'll be particularly nasty for the morning commute. This could be a mess.

The good news: We're here to help you through it.

Here's what you'll need to know all day long:

SEND US YOUR SNOW PICS: Shoot them over via the NJ 101.5 app for Android or iOS, and we may use them on Open the menu on the left and hit "Submit Photo/Video."

SCHOOL AND OTHER CLOSINGS: Announcements are updated in real-time at Are you a school official or the point person for an organization? You can register your district at the link as well.

WEATHER: Keep an eye on Dan Zarrow's blog. Unlike some weather forecasters, Dan's now about to hype news he's not sure of. He'll tell you what he knows, what he does't, and why — there's no better way to keep on top of the storm as it develops.

TRAFFIC AND ROADS: Visit for current alerts, and download the New Jersey 101.5 app to get notifications as traffic issues pop up. The New Jersey Department of Transportation issues alerts through

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)

SOCIAL: Follow New Jersey 101.5 on TwitterFacebook and Instagram. Message us with questions and what you're experiencing where you are. We'd love to see your pictures of the snow!

MASS TRANSIT: NJ Transit issues advisories at and on Twitter @NJTransit. (New Jersey 101.5 will also share news of alerts on TwitterFacebook and the New Jersey 101.5 app as well)

POWER: 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.

STATE EMERGENCY ALERTS: The state Office of Emergency Management issues alerts on Facebook and Twitter.

COMMUNITY ALERTS: Many New Jersey towns use the Nixle system to send alerts. Many others use Everbridge. Check those services and your municipal website for more information.

USING A GENERATOR? Here's how to keep safe. Carbon monoxide poisoning caused five New Jersey deaths in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.

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