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MyVeronaNJ-Snow-LaningThat’s what the pundits at are calling today’s storm because of the prospect of heavy snow and winds later.

Our Lady of the Lake closed its schools from the get-go this morning, but the public schools, perhaps in an attempt to preserve our last snow day, held a half day and closed up at 12:30. All school events and events that were being held at schools are off for tonight. No word yet on whether schools will be in session tomorrow. The Region 4 wrestling tournament that was to have been split between Friday night and Saturday has now been shifted entirely to Saturday with a 9 a.m. start time.

Verona wasn’t the only district to call a confusing mid-day end to the school day. According to our partner news site Baristanet, Glen Ridge and Bloomfield also had an early dismissal. Montclair’s kids were to have been in school all day, but Renaissance Middle School recently announced that kids will be out at 2:35 p.m. instead of their normal dismissal of 4:05 p.m.

School's out, sledding's in
School's out, sledding's in

Commuters won’t have it so easy, based on the accident and traffic reports now on the state’s 511 traffic site. Newark Liberty International airport is open but its Web site is advising travelers to check with their air carrier before heading out. NJ Transit has helpfully announced that you can use your tickets on whatever mode of transportation offers the easiest ride home tonight.

If there’s a bright spot on the horizon, it might be this: The Philadelphia Inquirer is saying that the weather is causing many people to book their summer rentals at the Jersey Shore now.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected].


  1. I think we just saw a coyote (a fox?) running down the middle of Oakridge Road! Guess the snow forced it out of its den?

  2. Yes – that’s what we were thinking too. Just to be on the safe side, we decided to keep the cats in the house!


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