Just a few hours into Friday's Winter Storm, local police departments have already sent out numerous snow-related updates and information via text and email—with more to come throughout the night and into Saturday.
Alerts have included vital information about snow removal ordinances, parking restrictions and school closings.
Caldwell, North Caldwell and West Caldwell are all using systems which allow towns and police to communicate with residents, business owners and others by landlines and cell phones, as well as email and text.
You can sign up quickly and easily on the towns' individual websites:
Plus, follow a running list of cancellations and snow-related news on Caldwells Patch.