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Posted on: December 15, 2016

[ARCHIVED] City of Summit Issues Extreme Winter Weather Preparation Information

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 The City of Summit is encouraging citizens to prepare for a period of extreme winter weather today through Saturday.

The National Weather Service is reporting that a very cold air mass will remain in the area through Saturday morning. Subzero wind chills are likely tonight into Friday morning. High temperatures should remain in the 20s and low temperatures will fall into the teens and single digits.

A high wind warning is in effect from 6PM Thursday through 6AM Friday. Winds will be northwest 20 to 30MPH with gusts up to 60MPH tonight. Damaging winds may blow down trees and power lines. Property damage and widespread power outages are possible. Please stay indoors and avoid travel if possible.

Report all power outages to JCP&L by calling 888-544-4877 or by visiting JCP&L online. Avoid downed wires and report immediately by calling 911.

After the weather event has concluded, please check on elderly neighbors. The Summit Community Center, at 100 Morris Avenue, is open daily Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 4:30PM. The Summit Public Library, at 75 Maple Street, is open daily from 9AM to 9PM Monday through Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9AM to 5PM and Sunday from 1PM to 5PM. Both locations are available for warming and to charge mobile phones.

Visit cityofsummit.org for cold weather preparedness tips, snow guidelines and updates.

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