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Sunday, January 24, 2016

(Almost) all quiet on the Western front

Ain't goin' nowhere soon at 661.

This weekend's snowstorm shows Plainfielders how well things can go when all the pieces fit together.

The weather people got it right and pushed the message out in plenty of good time, making it possible for local, county and state authorities to be well prepared.

In a sight never seen before in my memory, red "Emergency No Parking" tage were hung on parking meters downtown on Friday -- in advance of the storm -- warning people against parking on the streets over the weekend.

As a result, DPW plow crews' job was made immeaasurably easier for not having cars snowed in as they plowed the main streets downtown.

David Rutherford got out for a walk and posted pix of the jaunt from Pemberton Avenue to downtown and back (see here).

NJ Transit shut down the entire system at 2:00 AM on Saturday morning (see here), which has made it blessedly quiet on West 7th Street without the New York buses rumbling by regularly.

That wll probably soon end, as NJT says it will bring trains and buses back online as conditions merit.

As you can see from the photo above, we are still completely snowed in at 661. The pantry is well-stocked and we're in no hurry.

The only excitement was a tow truck's lights awakening me at 3:45 AM Sunday to tow away a disabled car from in front of the next door neighbor's house. Who knows why those folks were on the road!

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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