Frigid temperatures lead to 2-hour delay for area schools

| 31 Jan 2019 | 08:53

Sparta - The temperature in Sparta this evening is 7 degrees, and will fall to zero degrees by 6 a.m. Several area school districts such as the Newton, Byram and Sparta school districts tonight have stated that on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, they will have a 2-hour delayed opening due to the frigid temperature. Stanhope public schools are on a regular schedule for Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.
The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) reminds residents to stay warm, safely (follow manufacturer's instructions for portable heaters, make sure wood stoves are well-vented, use caution when using a fireplace), and to dress in layers. NJOEM also urge residents to check on neighbors, and to remember that pets need to be taken inside during frigid weather.
Check your local school district web sites, for the specifics on any delayed openings in your area.