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Hackettstown gets ready for approaching winter storm (VIDEO)

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – Hackettstown Department of Public Works is preparing for the potential of significant snow Wednesday into Thursday from Winter Storm Gail.

Hackettstown-based WeatherWorks is predicting 10 to 18 inches of snow for the area and the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

The Hackettstown Department of Public Works has 13 trucks that will be ready to hit Hackettstown’s 33 square miles of roads, Supervisor Scott Armstrong said.

The salt shed is loaded up as well, ready to treat the roads and keep them safe for those who have to be out traveling, Armstrong said.

The Department of Public Works is also responsible for clearing the municipal parking lots, firehouses, rescue squad building and a mile of town owned sidewalks.

“If you do see a vehicle plowing snow, keep your distance,” Armstrong said.

Hackettstown has issued a Snow Emergency beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16.

No parking will be allowed on any streets in Hackettstown, except the municipal lots. Anyone that has a vehicle on a town street should remove it by 5:00 p.m. and vehicles must remain off the streets until the snow emergency has been lifted.

“A ticket will be issued and your vehicle will be towed in left on the street,” police said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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