Officials in Wyckoff and Franklin Lakes had several messages for residents as a snowstorm and frigid temperatures hit the region Thursday night and Friday – stay off the roads, and be prepared for the storm.
The Stop & Shop in Wyckoff reported Thursday afternoon that while it had been “very busy” all day, it was not out of essential items like water, milk, eggs, and bread. The grocery store also said it would be remaining open during normal hours Thursday night and Friday.
Officials in Wyckoff and Franklin Lakes released several warnings about the storm.
Officials in Wyckoff warned residents Thursday that they should stay home during the storm if at all possible.
“Heed all warnings regarding roadway conditions and only travel by car if necessary,” Wyckoff Police Chief Benjamin Fox told Patch Thursday. “Use extreme caution when driving on snow or ice-covered roadways. Drive slowly, and plan extra travel time. Persons with medical conditions should be especially careful due to the predicted extreme cold and avoid over exertion if shoveling snow.”
Fox also recommended residents stock up on gasoline for snow blowers and portable generators.
The borough released a warning to residents to stay home during the storm if possible.
“Snow will make for dangerous driving conditions,” borough officials released Thursday.
“In addition, strong winds could result in near blizzard conditions. This may cause scattered power outages. As a precaution, gather water, food, flashlights, batteries and supplies that may be needed if we experience power failures. Check on neighbors that may need assistance. Do not travel during the storm unless it is absolutely necessary.”
The National Weather Center is predicting up to eight inches of snow and temperatures dipping as low as -2 degrees. Check the NWS forecast here.