Winter storm update: Three state COVID-19 vaccine megasites will be closed Thursday (updated)

An ice carver creates an ice sculpture on the green on Palmer Square on President’s Day. Photo by James Hyatt.

The COVID-19 vaccination megasites in Burlington, Middlesex, and Morris counties will be closed Thursday due to the anticipated winter storm.

Burlington appointments will be moved to Friday, Feb. 19, while Middlesex and Morris appointments will be moved to Saturday, Feb. 20. Healthcare workers will contact people to reschedule appointments at the three megasites. The Atlantic, Gloucester, and Bergen megasites will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday.

A winter storm warning is in effect from 4 a.m. Thursday to 10 a.m. Friday. A heavy mixture of precipitation and a light glaze of ice are anticipated. The Mercer County area is expected to receive four to six inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service.

Hazardous road conditions could affect Thursday morning, Thursday evening, and Friday morning commutes. Snow could be heavy at times Thursday morning and early afternoon. A change to sleet and freezing rain is expected by late afternoon or evening. Light wintry precipitation is expected to continue into the daytime hours on Friday.

Travel could be very difficult. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

According to NJ Transit, regular train and bus service are expected to continue to operate, but officials caution that commuters should allow extra time for travel because delays are possible.

In Princeton, recycling is back on a normal schedule and bins have been removed from 27 N. Harrison St. Trash pickup in Princeton has been postponed until Friday.

In West Windsor, trash collection is delayed a day, and recycling will be picked up on Saturday.

In Lawrence, trash pickup for Thursday has been postponed.

South Brunswick Schools are working remotely. The South Brunswick Library is closed.

The Griggstown Causeway has been reopened after being closed due to flooding.

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