Winter Storm Watch for NJ and NY, Opening early for Rock Salt orders

We are opening early for Bulk Rock Salt orders. Call Tom 917-912-2900 for Rock Salt availabilty and pricing anytime after 7:30 AM, Tuesday or Wednesday Jan 6th and 7th. Atak Trucking will offer extended business hours prior to, and during the winter storm season.

Below is the recent winter storm watch report for the New Jersey and New York area.

9:30 PM EST- Monday, January 5, 2009

WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING…

A BROAD AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WAS DEVELOPING FROM THE GREAT PLAINS
TO THE SOUTHEASTERN STATES THIS EVENING. THE LOW WILL PROGRESS TO
THE EAST AND IT SHOULD PULL A WARM FRONT TO THE NORTH AND TOWARD
OUR REGION ON TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT. AS THE PRIMARY LOW MOVES
INTO THE EASTERN GREAT LAKES REGION EARLY ON WEDNESDAY, A
SECONDARY LOW IS FORECAST TO DEVELOP ALONG THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC
COAST. BOTH LOWS ARE ANTICIPATED TO MOVE NORTHEASTWARD, REACHING
ATLANTIC CANADA ON THURSDAY.

PRECIPITATION SHOULD BEGIN TO MOVE UP INTO EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA
AND NORTHERN NEW JERSEY ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON. IT WILL LIKELY
START AS LIGHT SNOW BEFORE IT BECOMES STEADIER ON TUESDAY
EVENING. ON TUESDAY NIGHT, THE SNOW WILL MIX WITH SLEET, THEN
CHANGE TO FREEZING RAIN. THE CHANGE TO FREEZING RAIN SHOULD TAKE
PLACE GRADUALLY FROM SOUTH TO NORTH.

BY DAYBREAK ON WEDNESDAY, MUCH OF EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA AND
NORTHERN NEW JERSEY WILL BE EXPERIENCING FREEZING RAIN.
TEMPERATURES ARE THEN FORECAST TO WARM ABOVE FREEZING ON WEDNESDAY
MORNING IN MUCH OF THE REGION. HOWEVER, POCKETS OF BELOW FREEZING
TEMPERATURES MAY LINGER INTO WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON IN THE POCONOS
AND IN FAR NORTHERN NEW JERSEY.

SNOWFALL AMOUNTS FROM LATE TUESDAY INTO TUESDAY NIGHT ARE
EXPECTED TO RANGE UP TO AN INCH OR TWO BEFORE THE CHANGE TO
FREEZING RAIN. HOWEVER, THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF EASTERN
PENNSYLVANIA AND NORTHERN NEW JERSEY COULD RECEIVE UP TO 4 INCHES
OF SNOW.

WITH FREEZING RAIN EXPECTED FOR MUCH OF TUESDAY NIGHT AND EARLY
WEDNESDAY MORNING, UP TO A QUARTER INCH OF ICE MAY ACCUMULATE IN
THE PENNSYLVANIA COUNTIES OF BERKS, CHESTER, MONTGOMERY AND
BUCKS, AND IN THE NEW JERSEY COUNTIES OF HUNTERDON AND SOMERSET.
WITH THE FREEZING RAIN PERSISTING A LITTLE LONGER ON WEDNESDAY IN
PARTS OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, THE POCONOS AND FAR NORTHERN NEW
JERSEY, SOME LOCATIONS IN THAT REGION COULD RECEIVE UP TO A HALF
INCH OF ICE.

TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME QUITE HAZARDOUS FROM
LATE TUESDAY INTO PART OF WEDNESDAY IN MUCH OF EASTERN
PENNSYLVANIA AND NORTHERN NEW JERSEY. SNOW AND ICE WILL LIKELY
ACCUMULATE ON AREA ROADS AND WALKWAYS.

ALSO, ICE MAY ACCUMULATE ON TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES FROM
TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN WIDESPREAD
POWER OUTAGES, ESPECIALLY IN THE POCONOS AND IN FAR NORTHERN NEW
JERSEY.

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