first storm of the New Year is headed our way Thursday and Friday and officials
are asking residents to prepare.
In Morristown, the mayor’s office has opened up garages for residents to use at no charge from Wednesday evening until Saturday afternoon. Residents will be asked to show their driver’s license as proof of residency.
Garages available will include:
- Dalton Parking Garage on Cattano Avenue
- ANN/Bank Parking Garage
- Dehart Garage
- Vail Parking Deck across from South Street
The Morristown Office of Emergency management is also reminding residents that they will be opening up a warming center on the 3rd Floor Senior Center located at the Morristown Town Hall at 200 South Street on Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Morristown Office of Emergency management said that residents without heat or electricity should call 973-390-1575 for assistance.
Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty said Wednesday that his Department of Public Works and other town offices were preparing for the storm.
"We are going to be prepared for the next round of storms as we always are," Dougherty said. "It is going to get very, very brutally cold. We will have town hall open and we want you to check on your neighbors. It is going to be very very cold. Single digits."
Over in Morris Township, police are advising that due to the potential for significant snow Thursday into Friday residents are being asked to remove vehicles from the road during snow removal.
“Residents are encouraged to assist the Department of Public Works by removing all vehicles from the road during snow removal operations. While parking is prohibited only in designated areas, the Township would ask that you be courteous to your neighbors, our DPW professionals and all our first responders, and help to keep our roads as clean and accessible as possible,” Morris Township Police said in a statement.