The pre-emptive strikes are being called in, ahead of the winter storm that is expected to dump significant amounts of snow from late tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 12. 2014, through Thursday.
The Morris County Chamber of Commerce has postponed Thursday’s Good Morning, Morris! breakfast, featuring Kevin Rigby of Novartis Pharmaceuticals, until March 14 at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park.
Thursday night’s performance of Green Day’s American Idiot at the Mayo Performing Arts Center has been postponed until President’s Day, Monday, Feb. 17, at 8 pm. All tickets will be honored that evening. The theater asks any ticket-holders who cannot attend on the new date to email the box office by Saturday, Feb. 15, for refunds and to make your tickets available for resale. The number is 973-539-8008.
The North Jersey Revolutionary War Round Table has canceled its Thursday meeting. “Stay warm. And think of the patriotic soldiers at Jockey Hollow who had no option, but to brave the weather,” said Rich Rosenthal, secretary of the organization.
Offices will be closed Thursday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown; no noontime Eucharist or choir rehearsals, either.
Also canceled is Thursday’s opening reception for A Moveable Feast, an art exhibition at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morris Township featuring works by Adel Gorgy, Maria Lupo, Bob Richardson, Raul Villareal and Sue Zwick, among others. The show continues through May 4 at the school’s Maloney Art Gallery.
OTHER IMPORTANT STORM INFO
NJ Transit will cross-honor tickets for rail, light rail or bus, including private bus carriers on Thursday. Trains will try to stick to a regular weekday schedule. Train stations and waiting rooms will be kept open overnight from Thursday into Friday morning.
Headquarters Plaza has joined the list of Morristown parking garages that are open free to residents through Friday, so snowplows can clear streets more easily. The others are Morristown Parking Authority facilities: The Dalton Parking Garage on Cattano Avenue, the Ann/Bank streets garage, the DeHart Garage and the Vail Mansion Parking Deck, accessed via South Street. Residents should produce their drivers licenses to waive parking fees.
Mayor Tim Dougherty said his office will arrange rides home for people who drop off their cars at the garages. He even offered to perform valet services himself, if necessary.
If power is knocked out, the third floor senior center at Morristown town hall, and the fire house at 161 Speedwell Ave. will be open as warming centers and charging stations, the Mayor’s office said.