Like its neighbors, school officials in Glen Rock decided the smart course of action was to cancel school on Monday and Tuesday.
The decision, made early Sunday evening, followed consultation with the borough's OEM team, a review of weather forecasts and Governor Christie's state-wide recommendation, schools spokeswoman Andrea Tahinos said.
"All school related activities, including sports, before school, after school, and evening activities and programs are cancelled, including child care. All community school programs are cancelled."
In addition, Borough Hall will be closed for business on Monday and Tuesday. It will remain open for residents to dry off and recharge electronics from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The library will also be closed and there will be no leaf, garbage or recycling pickups, the borough said in a statement Sunday night.
Municipal and school parking lots are open to residents until midnight on Tuesday. Those who park in the lots are asked to leave their names and phone numbers on the dashboard in large letters.
The district recommended all residents stay indoors as Hurricane Sandy makes landfall, potentially as early as Sunday night. Winds up to 75 mph are expected to drop trees and power lines in town, making travel dangerous.
Halloween parades for the elementary schools have been rescheduled to Friday, pending the damage of the storm.
Make sure to stay with Ridgewood-Glen Rock Patch for the latest developments on Hurricane Sandy.
Previous hurricane coverage:
- Ridgewood OEM: Be Prepared to Evacuate or Keep Shelter for 3 Days
- Ridgewood Offers Free Parking During 'Frankenstorm' to Flood-Area Residents
- NJ Transit to Begin System Shutdown at 4 p.m. on Sunday
- Sandy Inland Flooding Threat Increases For NJ
- Hurricane Sandy: Everything You Need to Know in Ridgewood/Glen Rock
- Tons of Supplies Still at 'Nimble' Glen Rock Hardware
- Evacuations Possible if Hurricane Sandy Hits Bergen County
- No Halloween Curfews Planned in Ridgewood – For Now
- Glen Rock Institutes 'Mischief Night' Curfew
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