Princeton Today: Hello, March

Good morning on this slippery Monday. In honor of Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’s birthday, a poem from “The Cat in the Hat Comes Back”:

There was no time for play.
This was no time for fun.
Cat in Hat This was no time for games.
There was work to be done.
All that deep,
Deep, deep snow,
All that snow had to go.
When our mother went
Down to the town for the day,
She said, “somebody has to
Clean all this away.
Somebody, SOMEBODY
Has to, you see.”
Then she picked out two Somebodies.
Sally and me.

The snow yesterday was not deep, deep, but it was mixed with freezing rain. Patches of area roads are still slippery, so use caution and leave extra time for the morning commute.

Princeton University will open at 10 a.m. today because of the icy roads. No classes will be held before 10. The Princeton Public Schools and the Princeton Charter School will open 90-minutes late today. The Princeton PARCC standardized test has been rescheduled for Tuesday.

Snow and sleet are expected again Tuesday afternoon. The snow will change to rain Tuesday night and Wednesday. Minor flooding is possible. More snow (yes, we know) is possible on Wednesday night and Thursday morning.


Most main roads have been plowed and salted, but many side roads are still icy this morning.

Route 27 will alternate down to one lane at Riverside Drive Monday to Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for traffic signal work. Expect delays. Avoid the area if possible.

The I-95 northbound ramp to Exit 4 (for Route 31) has been blocked off by State DOT personnel due to a roadway obstruction.

Cross honoring is in effect on rail, bus, light rail and private bus carriers today.


stored princeton saleS-T-O-R-E-D – Half art and gift shop, half yard sale hosted by Princeton University visual arts senior Ben Denzer. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lucas Gallery, 185 Nassau Street, Princeton. Free.

Gallery Talk at Stuart Country Day School – Gallery talk by Isabella de la Houssaye in conjunction with ‘Guatemalan Huipiles: Textiles of Color and Culture,’ an exhibition featuring traditional textiles and dress from Guatemala. 11 a.m., 1200 Stuart Road, Princeton. Free.

Kristof_WudunnNicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn Visit Princeton – Pulitzer Prize Winners Nicholas Kristof, Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times, and Sheryl WuDunn, former Business Editor at The Times, talk about their book  “A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity.” 4:30 p.m., Robertson Hall, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. Free and open to the public.

Dear World – Robert Fogarty of Dear World brings his photo project to Princeton University. Lecture at 8 p.m. in Frist Campus Center, room 302. Free and open to the public.

Pia de JongAuthor Pia de Jong Discusses the Immigrant Experience – The Dutch novelist and newspaper columnist, who moved from Amsterdam to the United States in 2012, discusses her adjustment to writing in English and what it has taught her about the immigrant experience. The program will be moderated by Landon Jones, former editor of People and author of “Great Expectations: America and the Baby Boom Generation.” Part of the Princeton Public Library’s Currents: Conversations that Matter series. 7 p.m., Princeton Public Library Community Room.

Paddy Maloney and the Chieftains – Ireland’s premier musical ambassadors return to McCarter. Led by Paddy Moloney, the master of the pipes and tin whistle. Sean Keane on fiddle, Matt Molloy on flute, and Kevin Conneff on bodhran drum. 7:30 p.m. McCarter Theater, 91 University Place.