A List of Princeton Area Closings for Friday


As of 8 p.m. Thursday night, we confirmed that the following area public schools are closed tomorrow: Cranbury, East Windsor, Ewing, Hamilton, Hillsborough, Hopewell, Lawrence, Mercer County Special Services, Mercer County Technical Schools, Montgomery Schools, Princeton Charter (on break), Princeton Public Schools, South Brunswick, West Windsor.

We confirmed that following private schools are closed: American Boychoir School (still on winter break), Chapin School (break), Cherry Hill Nursery, The Hun School (break), The Lawrenceville School (break), Peddie in Hightstown, Pennington School (break), Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart (break), Princeton Day School (break), Princeton Friends, St. Ann School in Lawrence, St. Paul in Princeton, Stuart Country Day (break).

Princeton University is closed. Princeton Theological Seminary is closed. The Institute for Advanced Study is closed (originally announced delayed opening). Rutgers University is closed until 5 p.m. Mercer County Community College is closed.

State and County Offices

All state offices are closed Friday. The governor has declared a state of emergency. Only essential personnel must report to work.  Mercer County offices are closed, Mercer courts will be closed. Somerset County offices have delayed openings.

The Mercer County Police Academy graduation ceremony scheduled for Friday has been postponed until Jan. 6, time TBD.

The Mercer County Freeholder reorganization meeting scheduled for tonight has been postponed.


Most municipal offices and courts will be closed or have delayed openings. Check with your clerk to be sure your town hall is open before you head out. Princeton municipal offices will also be closed (a change from previously announced delay). West Windsor Municipal offices will open at 11. Montgomery municipal offices will remain closed all day (a change from previously announced delayed opening).

Many municipalities do not allow on-street parking during snow storms. Princeton, Hillsborough, Ewing and Trenton have asked residents to remove their cars from the streets so the plows can get through.

If your trash collection was scheduled for today it will be picked up tomorrow.

Other Activities

The Princeton Public Library is closed for the day.

ETS is closed.

Princeton Center for Yoga and Health has cancelled:

9:30 am Easy Flow
10:30 am Extra Gentle Yoga
12 pm $5 Lunchtime Vinyasa Flow class

*The 5:45 pm Yin Yoga class is also canceled.