Winter Storm Warning: A Message From Mayor Mahr and Chief Trigo

Residents are urged to park off the street wherever possible to facilitate plowing.

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This letter was received from Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr and Police Chief Richard Trigo. 

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for our area from 6:00 PM tonight, Thursday, Jan. 2nd, until 1:00 PM Friday, Jan. 3rd.  Late tonight into tomorrow morning, we are expecting 4-8 inches of snow, winds gusting over 35 MPH and cold temperatures with wind chills 0-10 degrees Friday.

The Fanwood Department of Public Works is geared up to keep the roads as clear as the weather permits.  To that end, we urge all of our residents to park off-street wherever possible to facilitate plowing.

Please stay off the roads if at all possible for your own safety.  A reminder that it is illegal to drive with windshields obstructed by snow, or to drive with large amounts of snow on your vehicle that could blow off and obstruct someone else's view.

In the event of a power outage or downed wires, call PSE&G's customer hotline, 800-436-PSEG.  Never touch a downed wire.

If you smell gas, or to report a gas leak, call Elizabethtown Gas at 800-492-4009.

The Fanwood Police Department, Fire Department and Rescue Squad stand ready to respond to any emergency.  In the event of an emergency, call 911.

To stay in touch with us, sign up for email and text alerts at www.fanwoodnj.org in the left sidebar where you can enter your email address or click on the Union County First Alert icon for texts. Updates on road closures and power outages will also be available on Fanwood/Scotch Plains Information Radio at 530 on the AM dial.  This station is best received through a car radio.  It is also streamed live through the Fanwood website.

As always, let's keep a special eye on the very old and the very young in our community.

Stay warm and stay safe!

Colleen Mahr, Mayor
Richard Trigo, Chief of Police


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