Newark Department of Public Safety Warns of Hazardous, Icy Road Conditions Friday Morning

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NEWARK, NJ – An overnight cold front and passing storm could produce snow, freezing rain, icy roads and flooding during Friday’s early morning commute in and around Newark. Drivers in the region are advised to use caution and plan for delays.

Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara reports that due to tonight’s anticipated snow, freezing rain and sleet, many streets may become flooded and should be avoided. Drivers are also advised to use caution due to possible icy conditions.

“Snow is expected to begin before midnight, followed by freezing rain and sleet continuing into Friday. Rain is expected to end late Friday afternoon. The listed locations should be avoided due to flooding conditions or the potential for flooding,” O’Hara said Thursday night.

“The Department of Public Safety is coordinating responses to burglar alarms, flooding conditions and other weather-related incidents through the combined use of Police, Fire and Office of Emergency Management Personnel,” the Newark Department of Public Safety warned in hazardous weather statement. “Special attention should be given to unsecured outdoor furniture, awnings, refuse and building materials. For fire safety, please utilize flashlights, instead of candles, should you lose electricity due to this weather event.”