Winter Storm Watch greets the New Year; free garage parking, warming station in Morristown

Between four and eight inches of snow are possible from Thursday night, Jan. 2, 2014, into Friday, according to the National Weather Service, which has issued a winter storm watch.

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The Morristown Parking Authority’s DeHart Street garage, and other MPA garages, are free to residents through Saturday afternoon so snow plows can clean town streets. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Wind gusts of 30 mph are forecast, with drifting of puffy snow and hazardous driving conditions. Temperatures will only range between 5 and 25 degrees.

Morristown residents can park for free inside Morristown Parking Authority garages starting tonight, Jan. 1, 2014, through Saturday afternoon. Your driver’s license will serve as proof of residence.

The third floor seniors center at Morristown town hall, at 200 South St., also will be open as a warming station on Thursday and Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.

Mayor Tim Dougherty, speaking at Wednesday’s council reorganization meeting, urged residents to take precautions against the bitter cold.

Anyone who loses heat or electricity is asked to call the Morristown Office of Emergency management at 973-390-1575 for help.

NJ Transit, meanwhile, has announced it will cross-honor tickets on its trains, light rail and buses on Thursday.

And Morris Plains police are reminding residents to remove their cars from these borough streets for snow plowing:

Central Avenue

Franklin Place

Glenbrook Road

Granniss Avenue

Grove Avenue

Malapardis Road

Mountain Way

Stiles Avenue

Sunrise Drive

Sun Valley Way

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