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Update 1:30pm: Fanwood DPW Has Plowed and Salted Roads

The Borough sent out a message that they have plowed and salted but urge residents to clear sidewalks and fire hydrants (it's the law!).


The following information was provided by the Borough of Fanwood.

Update: Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

ROADS PLOWED AND SALTED

The Fanwood Department of Public Works was out early and often Friday, keeping on top of the snow, then worked all night to clear the roads. Driving is still dangerous, so slow it down.

CLEAR SIDEWALKS, FIRE HYDRANTS

It's the law--your sidewalk must be shoveled to make it safe for pedestrians. Also, please help the fire department by clearing out any fire hydrant on your property.

CHECK UP ON YOUR NEIGHBORS

...especially our senior citizens.

WATCH FOR ICING TONIGHT

The temperature will go below freezing tonight which means the streets will freeze over. Drive carefully and beware of black ice.

We hope everyone enjoys this snowy weekend with family and friends!



Update: Friday at 2:15 p.m.

The National Weather Service forecast calls for a winter storm warning through 1pm Saturday for a large region of the northeast that includes Union County. Snow mixes with rain today, turning to heavy snow with high winds tonight through Saturday morning. Up to 14 inches of snow is forecast by the time it's over. Winds may gust up to 30 MPH. Blizzard conditions possible along coastal regions.

FANWOOD IS PREPARED
The Fanwood Police and Fire Departments, Rescue Squad and Department of Public Works are standing by for anything that might develop. Plow teams are ready to go. Residents are urged to stay off the roads as much as possible. PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON THE STREET TO FACILITATE SNOW REMOVAL. If the winds really kick up, power outages are possible. Be prepared with flashlights, pull out the extra blankets and have a plan for a possible power interruption.

COMMUNICATIONS: WE'RE KEEPING IN TOUCH
Watch our website, www.fanwoodnj.org, and Community TV (Comcast Channel 35, Fios Channel 24) for updates. If you haven't done so already, sign up for theseFanwood Email Alerts, visit our Facebook page and sign up for Union County First Alert. It's all free! All these devices will help you stay informed through the storm.

PSE&G IS GEARING UP
PSE&G says the utility is preparing for possible power outages by taking these steps:

  • Ensuring that all available personnel are ready to respond beginning today.
  • Arranging for contractors, including tree crews, to assist the utility's own skilled workforce.
  • Ensuring that additional supplies, such as poles, transformers and other pole-top equipment, are on hand.
  • Ensuring that all vehicles are fueled and ready to go.
  • Testing generators at utility locations.
  • Coordinating with county and municipal emergency management personnel to inform them of outages and expedite restoration efforts.

KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR NEIGHBORS
We found that neighbors helping each other was one of our greatest assets during and after Hurricane Sandy. Please pay special attention to the very young and the very old.

ALWAYS CALL 911 IN AN EMERGENCY
PLEASE DO NOT CALL 911 FOR UPDATES ON THE WEATHER OR POWER



Update: Friday at 8 a.m.

The National Weather Service forecast calls for a winter storm warning through 1pm Saturday for a large region of the northeast that includes Union County. Snow will mix with rain today, turning to heavy snow with high winds tonight through Saturday morning. Up to 14 inches of snow is forecast by the time it's over. Winds may gust up to 30 MPH. Blizzard conditions possible along coastal regions.

FANWOOD PREPARATIONS UNDERWAY
The Fanwood Police and Fire Departments, Rescue Squad and Department of Public Works are gearing up for snow and wind conditions. Residents are urged to stay off the roads as much as possible. PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON THE STREET TO FACILITATE SNOW REMOVAL. If the winds really kick up, power outages are possible. Be prepared with flashlights, pull out the extra blankets and have a plan for a possible power interruption.

SCHOOLS: EARLY DISMISSAL TODAY
SPF Schools will follow a single session schedule today, Friday, Feb. 8. Dismissal times will be: High School 12:08 pm, Middle Schools 12:20 pm and Elementary, Pre-K-4 at 12:40 p.m. No lunches will be served and YMCA Aftercare has been cancelled. All after school activities are also cancelled.

COMMUNICATIONS: WE'RE KEEPING IN TOUCH
Watch our website, www.fanwoodnj.org, and Community TV (Comcast Channel 35, Fios Channel 24) for updates. If you haven't done so already, sign up for theseFanwood Email Alerts, visit our Facebook page and sign up for Union County First Alert. It's all free! All these devices will help you stay informed through the storm.

Original Update

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FOR UNION COUNTY BEGINNING 6:00 AM FRIDAY MORNING - HEAVY SNOW ON THE WAY!

The National Weather Service forecast calls for snow beginning tomorrow morning, mixing with rain in the afternoon, then turning into heavy snow Friday night into Saturday. Up to 14 inches of snow is forecast by Saturday morning. Winds may gust up to 30 MPH. Blizzard conditions possible along coastal regions. Full forecast

FANWOOD PREPARATIONS UNDERWAY

The Fanwood Police and Fire Departments, Rescue Squad and Department of Public Works are gearing up for snow and wind conditions. Residents are urged to stay off the roads as much as possible. PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON THE STREET TO FACILITATE SNOW REMOVAL. If the winds really kick up, power outages are possible. Be prepared with flashlights, pull out the extra blankets and have a plan. Always call 911 in an emergency.

COMMUNICATIONS: WE'RE KEEPING IN TOUCH

Watch our website, www.fanwoodnj.org, for updates. Watch Community TV (Comcast Channel 35, Fios Channel 24) for updates. If you haven't done so already, sign up forFanwood Email Alerts, visit our Facebook page and sign up for Union County First Alert. It's all free! All these devices will help you stay informed through the storm.

PSE&G IS GEARING UP

A news release distributed today by PSE&G says the utility is preparing for possible power outages by taking these steps:

  • Ensuring that all available personnel are ready to respond beginning Friday.
  • Arranging for contractors, including tree crews, to assist the utility's own skilled workforce.
  • Ensuring that additional supplies, such as poles, transformers and other pole-top equipment, are on hand.
  • Ensuring that all vehicles are fueled and ready to go.
  • Testing generators at utility locations.
  • Coordinating with county and municipal emergency management personnel to inform them of outages and expedite restoration efforts.

KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR NEIGHBORS

We found that neighbors helping each other was one of our greatest assets during and after Hurricane Sandy. Please pay special attention to the very young and the very old.

KarenP February 08, 2013 at 07:01 PM
How old is that photo? I believe that building was ta realtor's office turned internet cafe and now completely leveled, with new retail and apartments in it's place.
FormerFanwoodian February 09, 2013 at 12:46 AM
That was when you could see the (ugly) sky, sun etc. in downtown Fanwood.
Nicole Bitette (Editor) February 09, 2013 at 10:05 PM
Hi Karen, that was the original photo with the story before it snowed here. Now we have a photo that someone submitted since the snow actually happened.

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