Princeton Today, Jan. 24: Sunshine, Closings, Community Works and More

Photo by Lynne Kossow.

Public works crews continued to clear secondary roads in some towns Sunday night and early Monday morning. Some crews were given a needed night of rest after working non-stop for two days. A Princeton Wawa manager worked for more than 40 hours straight to make sure Princeton and West Windsor crews and first responders were fueled with coffee.

Most roads are passable now, but the West Windsor Police Department cautions that there are lots of icy patches. Drive with caution and leave extra time for your trip. Some trains are running behind schedule by about 20 minutes, while some others are canceled. The Dinky shuttle is not in service and has been replaced by a bus. Chambers Street in Princeton is closed for snow removal today. Cold Soil Road is also closed between Keefe and Carter roads for snow removal today.

Today’s high is a frosty 36 degrees, but mostly sunny skies should help start the melting process.The rest of the week promises to be warmer, with lots of sunshine, bringing puddles and slush to a road near you.

It’s back to business for many shops and companies today, but most schools in Central New Jersey are closed because of the weather. Students rejoiced when they learned the news Sunday after groaning Friday and Saturday that they had been cheated by Jonah because of the Saturday timing. High schoolers are now directing their sympathies to students at the Lawrenceville School and the Peddie School, the only two major schools in the area that are open today.

School Closures:

Princeton Area

Princeton Public Schools
Princeton Charter School
Cherry Hill Nursery School
Crossroads Nursery School closed.
Hopewell Valley Regional School District
Montgomery Schools
West Windsor-Plainsboro schools
The Chapin School
The Cambridge School
The Hun School
The Pennington School
The Lewis School of Princeton
Princeton Day School
Princeton Academy
Princeton Friends School
Stuart Country Day
University League Nursery School
Kendall Park Schools

Other Area Schools
East Windsor Regional
Ewing Public Schools
Hamilton Township Schools
Robbinsville Schools
South Brunswick Schools
Trenton Public Schools
Mercer County Special Services

Higher Ed

The Institute for Advanced Study is open.
Princeton University is not in session this week. Libraries will be open.
Princeton Theological Seminary is closed.
Mercer County Community College is closed.

Day classes on Rider University’s Lawrence and Princeton campuses are canceled, but classes starting at 4:30 p.m. will be held.

The College of New Jersey will postpone the beginning of Spring semester by one day. Classes will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 26.


NJ Transit and SEPTA are both back on a regular schedule with some delays. The Dinky is not in service and has been replaced by a bus. Some customers tell us trans are delayed or simply fail to arrive, however. Others are delayed by about 20 minutes.

All PATH rail service resumed Monday morning except for Newark to Journal Square.

The Port Authority Bus Terminal is open.

Philadelphia Airport, La Guardia, Newark Liberty and J.F.K, airports are open, but many flights scheduled for Monday have already been cancelled. For all airports in our area, check with your airline to confirm your flight before you head out.

All Port Authority bridges and  tunnels have reopened.

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.

In Lawrence, there is no trash collection. The makeup date is Sat. Jan. 30th.

In West Windsor, trash will be picked up.

Monday Events

The annual Princeton Community Works Conference is on for Monday night. The conference for nonprofits and volunteers will be held at the Frist Campus Center at Princeton University at 5 p.m. Walk-ins welcome. (Please pay by cash or check.) More details at

Princeton Arts Council classes cancelled.

Princeton YMCA open as scheduled.

The Princeton recording studio of Learning Ally is closed to volunteers on Monday.

Hopewell Valley Chorus: New season will now start February 1. (January 25 rehearsal canceled.) Details at

For other Monday events, check out our community calendar on If you have a Monday event or closing to add to our list, send an email to Send your snow photos too!

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