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The Caldwells Dig Out Of First Snowstorm Of 2014

This is what you need to know on Friday.

The first major snowstorm has come and gone, but subzero wind chills will remain as the Caldwells dig themselves out Friday. 

Between 4 and 8 inches of snow blanketed the region Thursday into Friday morning. 

The Caldwell-West Caldwell and West Essex School district closed Friday due to the snowstorm. All activities and programs are also canceled.

Public-street parking is prohibited when roads are covered with snow. All three police departments have issued alerts regarding those ordinances, which can be found here: Caldwell PoliceNorth Caldwell Police, West Caldwell Police.

Caldwell municipal offices are closed Friday due to the storm. Offices will reopen on Monday at 8:30 a.m.

Gov. Chris Christie 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.

The following is a rundown of what you need to know.  

Power-Outages And Downed Wires

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

NJ Transit, DeCamp Bus Lines Cross-Honoring Tickets Through Friday

NJ TRANSIT is cross-honoring tickets through Friday, Jan. 3, according to its website. 

Customers can use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode — rail, light rail or bus — including private bus carriers. As of Thursday at 2 p.m., NJ Transit customers are advised of the following:

  • Systemwide:  NJ TRANSIT plans to operate a regular weekday schedule on Thursday. Depending on the impact of the storm, it may be necessary for NJ TRANSIT to modify service as conditions change. 
  • Bus Service:  While every effort will be made to continue operating bus service throughout the state, customers may experience delays or detours on their routes in the event of extreme winter weather conditions.  Customers are advised to plan accordingly and anticipate disruptions to bus service. 
In addition, DeCamp Bus Lines will be cross-honoring NJ Transit tickets/passes Thursday and Friday. 

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North Caldwell Cancels Trash Pickup Friday

Trash pickup for today in North Caldwell is cancelled due to road conditions. Please hold until your next scheduled pickup, North Caldwell Police say. 

Share Your Snow Photos on The Caldwells Patch!

Rather than grumble, grab one of those new digital devices you received this holiday season and start snapping photos!

Email your photos to The Caldwells Patch editor Mike D'Onofrio at mike.donofrio@patch.com, or download the Patch mobile app and add the photo directly from your phone.

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