Closures and cancellations for Thursday, March 8 (Updated 8 a.m.)

The library in downtown Princeton on Wednesday afternoon. Photo: John Parker.

As of  5 a.m. on Thursday, about  8,800 PSE&G customers in Mercer County were still without power. Almost 90,000 PSE&G customers across the state still do not have power.

In Princeton, almost 2,300 customers are without power, which is 17 percent of PSE&G’s customers in the municipality. Power is expected to be restored by 10:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 10. In South Brunswick, about 4,000 homes are still without power, and almost 100 power lines are down, police said.

Dinky shuttle service is suspended, and bus service is being provided by NJ Transit as a replacement. Some trains to New York have already been cancelled for Thursday morning. Others are operating with delays. Leave extra time if you are commuting by train. SEPTA is operating on a regular schedule Thursday.

Many roads across the region are still impassable because of downed poles, and wires, snow, ice, and tree debris.

Following is a list of cancellations and delayed openings for Thursday. Send your closures and cancellations to editor at or text (609) 375-8920.

School Closures

Mercer County Community College will open at 11 a.m.
Princeton Theological Seminary will open at 10:30 a.m.

Princeton University will open at 10 a.m.
Rider University and Westminster Choir College will open at 9:30 a.m.
The College of New Jersey is closed

Chapin School
East Windsor Regional

Hopewell Valley Regional
Lawrence Township
Mercer County Special Services
Princeton Academy
Princeton Day School
Princeton Public Schools
Princeton Charter School
South Brunswick
Stuart Country Day
The Hun School
The Pennington School
Trenton Public Schools
West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional
Wilberforce School


Two hour delayed opening for all state offices.
South Brunswick municipal offices closed

Community Organizations and Events

From Princeton Acquatics: Due to the winter storm currently hitting our area, all morning (5am-7am) rentals and masters swimming at DeNunzio for tomorrow March 8th will be cancelled. Please know if the university is closed or opens late tomorrow, rec swims might also be impacted.

Small dogs, big tree. Witherspoon Street in Wednesday. Photo: John Parker.