Don’t be fooled! Prepare for more frigid weather, Morristown Mayor urges

If anyone should welcome more frigid weather, it ought to be Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty.

The guy runs a National Hockey League arena, after all.

Icy firehouse. Photo by Marco Catini Photography,

Icy firehouse. Photo by Marco Catini Photography,

“But the flip side is, we’re much more cautious about the piping in the building,” said the Mayor, who is chief engineer at Newark’s Prudential Center, home of the New Jersey Devils.

That’s right. Our winter has been so extreme that even ice rinks are worried about frozen pipes.

Which is why the Mayor is cautioning residents not to let Monday’s balmy upper-30s temperatures fool them. The forecast promises a return to the deep freeze, with the mercury not expected to inch above freezing until Friday. Subzero wind chills are anticipated each night.

“This is way out of the norm for us,” the Mayor said. “Stay vigilant. Check on your neighbors.”

Warming stations will stay open at the town hall seniors center during business hours, and at the Speedwell Avenue fire station during the evenings, he said.

More details, and emergency numbers, are below.



Reminder to all residents that during the expected frigid temperatures, the Morristown Mayor has opened two warming centers:

Morristown Town Hall

3rd Floor Senior Center

200 South St.

8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Fire Bureau Headquarters

161 Speedwell Ave.,Third Floor

January 28th from 8:00 pm through January 25th at 10:00 am

January 29th from 8:00 pm through January 26th at 10:00 am

January 30th at 8:00 pm through January 27th at 10:00 am

Please follow the signs at the front entrance. The warming stations hours will be extended if needed due to severe frigid temperatures.

Without HEAT, ELECTRICITY and/or HOT WATER? Call the Morristown Office of Emergency management at 973-390-1575 for assistance.

RENTERS without heat and/or hot water, please call the Division of Property Maintenance at 973-292-6700.

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