Trees and limbs were down throughout township streets, and many Mahwah roads are "still impassable," Lt. Stuart Blank said Saturday evening.
According to the Orange and Rockland website, over 2,200 residences in Mahwah were without power at 7 p.m.
Blank said the police, fire and road departments are out clearing trees and branches from roadways, "but the wind is our biggest concern right now."
As of 7 p.m. Blank said most of the main roadways in Mahwah were passable, but many of the side roads were still impassable.
"Some sections of town are really bad, in Cragmere, you really can't pass through many of the roads. Most, if not all, of Fardale has no power. On Pulis Ave., a phone pole actually split, they took a real beating over there," he said.
The National Weather Service is predicting three to seven inches total accumulation, with snow lasting until 3 a.m.
Officials are recommending residents stay home for the evening, as Blank said impacted roadways can be found "really all over the place."
Tonight: Snow, mainly before 3am. The snow could be heavy at times. Some thunder is also possible. Low around 28. Blustery, with a north wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 44. North wind between 11 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.