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City, County Prepare for Snow, Offer Important Information for Residents

December 13, 2013 at 4:37 PM

SUMMIT, NJ - As Another winter storm is scheduled to dump varying amounts of snow into the Summit area on Saturday, both the Summit Department of Public Works and the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders are preparing, while also reminding residents of important winter weather safety information.

The Summit Department of Public Works has made 3,500 gallons of brine, and started applying it to selected streets.  Crews are also servicing equipment, changing worn/broken plow cutting blades, and remounting plows on some of the trucks.
 
The Summit Department of Community Services has also published a detailed summary of Snow Guidelines (see accompanying photo), covering important do's / don'ts for residents, ordinance rules, information on how the City plows and where, and garbage collection information.  The City's website has other useful information, and can be found at cityofsummit.org.
 
Union County has between 80-100 pieces of equipment standing ready to keep 170 miles of County roadway clear.  The County recommends that motorists remain cautious and give themselves extra time to reach their destinations, but if possible, stay off roads during the storm.

There is always a possibility that heavy wet snow may accumulate on a tree limbs and wires causing isolated power outages.  If this occurs, please remember to report an outage in immediately to your utility company so they can identify the location and coordinate crews to restore your power.  Below are numbers and contact info:

• PSE&G: 1-800-436-PSEG (7734)

• JCP&L: 1-800-545-7738, or use the automated line at 1-888-544-4877

• For customers of Elizabethtown Gas, to report gas leaks, odors and emergencies, call the 24-hour response line at 1-800-492-4009. For all other inquiries, residents should call the customer care center at 1-800-242-5830

Union County also remains under a “Code Blue” severe weather advisory for the homeless, to guide them to shelter.  As always, please use 911 for emergencies only. If you see a problem on a county road, please call Union County Police at 908-654-9800 to report it.

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