And now, the deep freeze…

The snow looks pretty atop the Presbyterian Parish House...but don't let that fool you. Temperatures are icy. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

The snow looks pretty atop the Presbyterian Parish House…but don’t let that fool you. Temperatures are icy. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

The sun is out and the snow looks pretty.  But don’t let that fool you!

It’s only 14 degrees as we write this, and the National Weather Service is warning of “dangerous wind chills ranging from 5 below to 10 below zero.”

Gusty winds are expected to blow around the snow this afternoon, Jan. 3, 2014.  Bundle up if you venture outside!!!

And call ahead wherever you are going, because chances are good that your destination is closed.

On Thursday Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency and directed non-essential state workers to stay home Friday. Superior Court in Morristown is closed.

THEY SHOULD HAVE PARKED INSIDE. The Morristown Parking Authority opened its garages to residents. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

THEY SHOULD HAVE PARKED INSIDE. The Morristown Parking Authority opened its garages to residents during the storm. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

As we reported, the Morris School District and Morris Plains borough schools are closed. 

Morris County government offices are opening at 10 am, but the Freeholders’ reorganization meeting has been moved from Friday to Saturday, Jan. 4, at 10 am.

The county’s Senior Nutrition program sites are closed and home delivery of meals is suspended. Shelf-stable meals were provided in advance to home-bound clients, according to the county.

The Morristown & Township Library is closed.

From 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, the third-floor Seniors Center at Morristown Town Hall (200 South St.) will serves as a warming station for anyone who needs it.  Town residents also can park free through Saturday afternoon inside Morristown Parking Authority garages at Cattano Avenue (Dalton garage), Ann/Bank Street harage, the DeHart Street garage and the Vail Mansion parking deck (accessed from South Street).

The Minstrel staff, meanwhile, is optimistic that the show will go on Friday night, featuring Nashville singer-songwriter John Flynn and gospel-tinged singer Reggie HarrisCheck back here or at The Minstrel site, or call 973-335-9489 to make sure. Showtime is 8 pm, at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morris Township. Admission is $8 plus what you think the show is really worth; children 12 and under get in free.

John Flynn and Reggie Harris are scheduled to play The Minstrel, weather-permitting.

John Flynn and Reggie Harris are scheduled to play The Minstrel, weather-permitting.



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