Monday night winter storm update for the Princeton region

Snow mixed with sleet on Monday evening to make driving conditions even more hazardous in the Princeton region. The sleet will change back to snow Monday night. According to weather forecasts, the snow will be heavier along and northwest of I-95.

In some areas, an estimated 11 to 12 inches of snow has fallen already, with another one to three inches of snow possible on Tuesday. The snow is expected to end on Tuesday night.

Road conditions will continue to be hazardous on Tuesday. Do not drive unless it is essential. Police report that conditions on bridges and ramps are horrible.

NJ Transit rail, light rail, and bus service will remain suspended on Tuesday due to the storm.

Mercer County offices will be closed Tuesday, including the Mercer County Clerk and Surrogate’s offices. All branches of the Mercer County Library System will be closed for a second day. All virtual programming will take place as scheduled. 

Trash pickup and recycling in municipalities across the region is being postponed again due to the winter storm. In Princeton, trash is scheduled to be picked up Wednesday through Saturday. Recycling will be picked up on Saturday.

Don’t forget to remove your vehicles from the streets. Most municipalities require you to remove your vehicles from public streets so the streets can be plowed. You also must remove ice and snow from your sidewalks after the storm ends.

If you lose power and you are a PSE&G customer, call 1-800-436-7734, If you lose power and you are a JCP&L customer, call 1-888-544-4877. 

Check on older neighbors and shut-ins, and help them clear snow if you are able. Many have small pets and need help to clear an area so they can go out. Make sure your neighbors have power and food.

The state’s six vaccine mega-sites will remain closed on Tuesday, Feb. 2. Individual healthcare providers will be reaching out via phone, email, and or text to reschedule any appointments.

  • Atlantic (AtlantiCare) – Rescheduled to Friday
  • Bergen (Hackensack Meridian Health) – Rescheduled during extended hours throughout the week
  • Burlington (Virtua) – Rescheduled during extended hours throughout the week
  • Gloucester (County Health) – Rescheduled to Wednesday
  • Middlesex (RWJBarnabas) – Rescheduled to Friday
  • Morris (Atlantic Health) – Rescheduled to Thursday

The state’s vaccination call center will remain open to pre-register people who don’t have internet service, answer questions, and provide contact information for vaccination sites. The call center is not currently scheduling appointments until the storm’s impact is assessed. To reach the New Jersey Vaccination Call Center, dial 855-568-0545.