Morristown fire station open as warming center; NJ Transit cross-honoring tickets during cold wave

Morristown’s  Speedwell Avenue Firehouse will serve as a warming station for residents affected by the frigid weather, Mayor Tim Dougherty’s office announced on Monday.

The third floor of the fire house will be open to the public from 10 pm Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, through 8 am on Wednesday, Jan. 8.

The Seniors Center in town hall also will double as a warming station between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.

Overnight on Monday the mercury is expected to plunge to 3 degrees, and wind chills could feel like minus-20, according to the National Weather Service, which has issued a wind chill advisory  through Wednesday morning.

Residents with weather-related emergencies should call the town Office of Emergency Management at 973-390-1575.

NJ Transit will cross-honor tickets on Jan. 7 and Jan. 8, 2014, because of the extreme cold weather.

According to the agency, that means customers can “use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode—rail, light rail or bus—including private bus carriers.”


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