Greetings on this day of clear skies (and no more snow). Plow crews across the region worked through the night to clear as many roads as possible. Main highways have been cleared and no major accidents have been reported in the Mercer County area on major roads.
The main roads in Princeton were cleared by about 6 a.m. There are still lots of icy patches on the roads, so use caution if you must drive. Many police departments are urging residents to stay off the roads today unless travel is absolutely necessary. This will make it easier for crews to continue to clear and treat the roads. Many secondary roads throughout the region still need to be cleared today. Public works crews ask that you please be patient.
As of 12:30 p.m., are police have reported numerous accidents. Roads are still slippery. Trucks and cars are still getting stuck in the snow.
Watch out for snow and ice sliding off rooftops as you walk around downtown areas.
Roads will refreeze tonight and it will be dangerous to drive.
Princeton received about two feet of snow. We are confirming totals in the region and will update this post later in the day. Check out great blizzard photos from dozens of Planet Princeton readers here.
Cold Soil Road has been reopened. Quaker Road is still closed.
New Jersey State Police officers have handled more than 230 crashes and more than 1,050 calls for aid on state roads since the blizzard began.
As of noon, less than 100 PSE&G customers across the state were without power, including an handful of residents in Ewing Township. A few thousand JCP&L customers are still without power at the shore and in northern New Jersey.
If you lose power call PSE&G at 1-800-436-PSEG (7734). Many JCP&L customers in Hopewell were without power this afternoon. If you are a JCP&L customer and you lose power, call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877).
NJ Transit Northeast Corridor service began operating out of Trenton with the 12:17 p.m. train from Trenton to New York. Other services will resume this afternoon.
SEPTA resumed service at 6 a.m.
PATH rail service is suspended between the Newark and Grove Street stations, with service still available between Grove Street and Hoboken, the World Trade Center and the uptown 33rd Street line in Manhattan. Trains are operating with delays. Service will resume between Grove Street and Newark as weather conditions allow.
The Port Authority Bus Terminal opened at 7 a.m. on Sunday.
La Guardia, Newark Liberty and J.F.K, airports are open, and the airlines have indicated that a substantially reduced schedule will begin at around midday on Sunday. Many flights scheduled for Monday have already been cancelled. Long Island MacArthur airport has cancelled all Southwest Airlines flights until Monday morning, and American Airlines flights remain cancelled through 5:59 p.m. on Sunday. Philadelphia Airport will gradually resume flights today. For all airports in our area, check with your airline to confirm your flight before you head out.
Tunnels and Bridges
All Port Authority bridges and tunnels have reopened.
All port facilities are closed, and will remain closed until Monday, Jan. 25.
Recycling and Trash
In Princeton, recycling collection scheduled for Monday, Jan. 25, has been canceled and rescheduled for Saturday, Jan. 30.
Trash collection scheduled for Monday, Jan. 25, in Princeton has also been canceled and rescheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 26. Please have your containers at the curb prior to 7:00 a.m.
Jammin Crepes in Princeton, Small World Coffee, and Infini-T are all open!
Many shops are still closed. Call stores or check social media pages to make a store you want to go to is open before you head out.
The Princeton University Art Museum is open today for its regular hours, 1 to 5 p.m.
Most area churches are closed this Sunday because of the storm. Check before you go. Nassau Presbyterian Church, Trinity Princeton, and the Princeton United Methodist Church have all announced that they will be closed Sunday.
The Princeton Public Library is open from 1 to 5 p.m.
Terhune Orchards will hold the annual Wassailing Festival Sunday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Princeton University resumed normal operations at noon. Firestone Library and athletic facilities including Dillon gym will reopen at noon. Most campus events are expected to resume this afternoon.The Frist Campus Center will open at 10 a.m., and McCosh health center remains open continuously. The Butler-Wilson dining hall is open on an intersession schedule with brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. TigerTransit will operate on a limited schedule today.
All classes and program at the Princeton Center for Yoga and Health are cancelled. The Suppers Program COOK Talk: Probiotic Food Prep with Dorothy Mullen has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 6, 1 p.m.
Princeton Special Sports is canceled for Sunday, January 24.
All events in the Princeton Public Schools cancelled for Sunday, January 24th.
The PAWS wrestling home meet at Princeton High School scheduled for Sunday has been canceled.
The Grounds For Sculpture will be closed Sunday.
All Montgomery Township School District activities are cancelled for Sunday, including all events sponsored by community groups who use school district facilities.
In South Brunswick, all recreational programs have been canceled. The South Brunswick Senior Center is closed. All activities at at the South Brunswick School District have been canceled. The public library is closed.
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