It’s been cold, it’s been snowy, it’s been windy and almost always, the air has been very dry. To make matters worse, we’re told to wash out hands often to avoid spreading cold and flu germs.
Jersey Central Power & Light, New Jersey’s second-largest utility company, has been given tentative permission to raise customers’ bills to pay the costs it incurred to restore power following the storms in 2011 and 2012.
A fresh shipment of rock salt reached New Jersey just in time for another round of snow Wednesday morning.
The streets in Jersey City have been battered by snow and freezing temperatures and are now pockmarked with potholes.
Potholes, road salt and other wintertime hazards have wreaked havoc on cars all across the region.
The National Weather Service says flooding may be exacerbated by clogged road drains that have been blocked by snow and ice.
The U.N. chief said he was counting on Bloomberg’s “dedicated and visionary leadership” to help countries around the world address the climate change phenomenon.
The cargo ship is to arrive from Chile on Thursday. The salt is being supplied by International Salt, a primary supplier for the state.
Even as crews patch potholes, new and existing craters continue to surface.
The warmer conditions on Wednesday provided the first chance for some in the Riverdale section of the Bronx to dig out from piles of snow. One man out shoveling on Wednesday said his car has been buried in the snow for three weeks.
New Jersey Senate president Steve Sweeney held an event Wednesday in Perth Amboy to push for his proposed Sandy Bill Of Rights. The bill is designed to better inform and interact with victims of the Oct. 2012 storm.
Republican Staten Island councilman Vincent Ignizio said the freeze-thaw cycle, salt and plows have taken their toll. The councilman has also called on the mayor to beef up the DOT budget.
New Jersey was expected to receive a critical supply of rock salt that was held up by the Department of Homeland Security because it was being carried on a foreign ship.
The early morning snow caused some slippery road conditions and limited visibility, prompting delayed openings and some closures at schools across the region.
Fire officials said the last thing the responding firefighters need to do is get out the shovels to uncover a hydrant.