Hackettstown prepares for Winter Storm Niko (VIDEO)

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) –  The Hackettstown Department of Public Works crews are preparing for the first winter storm of the year despite sunny skies and record warmth Wednesday.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for all of Northwest New Jersey.

According to WeatherWorks, snow will begin after midnight and should end by midday on Thursday. Snowfall totals will range from 7 – 11 inches across Northwest New Jersey.

“Presently the town has a full supply of salt,” DPW Superintendent Scott Armstrong said.

The DPW workers realize that many Hackettstown residents travel to work or school and depend on the crews to clear over the 100 roadways in the town. In order to clear these streets, Hackettstown utilizes its fleet of 9 trucks and 1 loader.

“The DPW is also responsible for clearing the municipal, town hall, fire department parking lots and more,” Armstrong said.

For tips on how you can prepare for a winter storm click HERE.

Storm information from JCP&L click HERE.

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By: Jay Edwards
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