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UPDATE: Lawrenceville Prepares For Snow; After-School Activities Canceled

Light snow is expected to begin between 4-7 p.m. on Thursday.

The Lawrenceville area prepared Thursday for snow that is expected to begin falling between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

All activities and building use for Lawrencville schools were cancelled after 6 p.m.  The 4 p.m. swim meet and basketball games were to be played, the district said on its website.

Stay tuned for a decision about Friday, the district said.

Heavier snow is expected to develop between 7 and 10 p.m. Snow is predicted to increase during the evening, with two to three inches expected by midnight, with steady to moderate snowfall through the night.

Wind will gusts will range between 15 to 25 mph with wind chill from zero to -5.

Snow will end early Friday with a few flurries through the morning. The high temperature will remain in the mid-teens with the wind chill between zero and -5.

Heavy snow, ice and strong winds can also increase the possibility of downed wires leading to power outages. The anticipated cold temperature can lead to increased calls to PSE&G for customers with insufficient heat. Response times may be longer than usual, the company warned today.

To report downed wires or power outages, customers should call PSE&G’s Customer Service line at 800-436-PSEG. Customers with a handheld device can report power outages and view the status of outages by clicking My Account at pseg.com.

General outages are available at www.pseg.com/outagecenter.

Tips for snow emergency kits: 

  • A battery powered radio.
  • A corded telephone. (Cordless phones will not work if the power is out.)
  • Flashlights and extra fresh batteries.
  • A first-aid kit.
  • Bottled water and an adequate supply of non-perishable food.
  • A non-electric can opener.
  • Matches and candles with holders.
  • Extra blankets and sleeping bags.
  • A list of emergency phone numbers, including PSE&G’s Customer Service line: 1-800-436-PSEG. Call this number to report power outages or downed wires.

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