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11 a.m. - The Westfield Leader Office is closed today, Monday December 27, 2010 due to the winter snow storm. Should you have a need to reach us, please call 908 232 2882 or email - The office will be open tomorrow, Tuesday, December 28, 2010. Our publishing schedule will be normal for the edition of 12/30/2010. Currently, the main and local roads are passable but most parking lots and sidewalks are covered by about two feet of snow. There are few places to go. Please stay home.

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The Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad responded to 16 EMS calls during the Sunday Blizzard. The medical calls included a women in labor, chest pains, lift assists, various medical issues and a cat bite. The squad also provided mutual aid EMS assistance call to Clark. The squad was assisted by the township DPW as they helped remove snow to allow the ambulances to get to the scene of the emergency calls. Also assisting the squad was the Westfield fire Department as the FD covered one of the squad's calls. Staffing the all-volunteer squad during the blizzard were EMT members Dave Ozga, Dan Johnson, Nick Brownstone, Chris Balok, Lucy Fromtling, Reid Edles, Ron DeVelde, Steve Kowalski, Dan Klibaner.
Jonathan Delano, Deputy Captain, WVRS, 908-233-2500, 201-803-2198

Trenton - Acting Governor and Senate President Stephen Sweeney this morning released the following statement:

"The snow may have ended, but the high winds will continue to keep things treacherous. The state of emergency remains in full effect. I urge all residents to stay home and stay off the roads. In addition, I have ordered all state offices closed for today.

"The State Police, Office of Emergency Management and Department of Transportation have been working nonstop to clear snow and help stranded motorists. I thank everyone who had been working throughout the night for their dedicated service.

"The most important thing for residents to do today is to stay safe. If you have elderly neighbors, please check in on them to make sure they are safe. The worst of this storm is behind us, but we all still need to be careful and to look out for each other."