Fanwood, Scotch Plains See Close to 1 Foot of Snow--So Far

February 13, 2014 at 4:53 PM

FANWOOD, NJ - Unofficial measurments place the morning's snowfall at about 11 inches in Fanwood, with another round in the forecast for Thursday night, and yet more snow expected overnight Friday into Saturday.

There could be an additional 3 to 5 inches of snow coming Thursday night (putting snow totals from the storm at potentially up to a foot and a half), as well as light freezing rain and wind gusts to 35 mph, all of which could well result in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District's sixth snow day of the winter on Friday and a further erosion of what had been scheduled as a full week of spring break in April.

That "break" will have dwindled to just two days off in April if the district is forced to cancel classes on Friday.

Sign Up for E-News

Fanwood Borough Hall offices and municipal court have been closed all day on Thursday. 

In a message to borough residents, Fanwood Chief of Police Richard Trigo said:

(We) encourage all residents of Fanwood and the surrounding towns remain off the roads if possible so
that our first responders and can safely respond to any emergency situations and our DPW can plow the streets. Only travel in an emergency. Severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring.
that will make travel dangerous.  Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

 To report potentially dangerous issues contact the Fanwood Police Department at 908-322-5000. For a true emergency, please call 911.


*       If you have a fire hydrant on or near your property please assist
the Fire Department in clearing the snow away from the hydrant. Please
clear the snow 3 feet away from the hydrant, clearing all the way around.

*       To report downed wires or power outages, call PSE&G's Customer
Service line at 1-800-436-PSEG.

*       Please do not park in the street in order for DPW to efficiently
remove snow and ice.

*       Reminder- it is prohibited to drive a vehicle that has obstructing
your view or will blow off of your vehicle and obstruct other driver's
view.

*       Please check on your neighbors, especially the elderly.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Condominiums Will Replace Lawnmower Shop in Clark

December 3, 2016

CLARK, NJ – A 7-unit condominium building will soon stand on the site of the Clark Power Equipment property at 1132 Westfield Ave. The Clark planning board voted unanimously in favor of an application presented by Vincenzo Associates at its meeting Thursday night.

Site engineer Edward Dec said the single 7-unit structure is a better use of the lot’s size and shape than two ...

What Do The PSAT Results Mean?

Fall 2016 PSAT results will be available Monday, Dec. 12 online for high school students and parents. This year, we anticipate that junior students’ percentile rankings will be lower than last year’s. 

Why? 

This year, the College Board can compare student performance with actual performance from the last year.  In 2015, the College Board used a convoluted ...

Scotch Plains Grieves Loss of Longtime Librarian Meg Kolaya

December 1, 2016

Dear Editor:

I am saddened to hear of the passing of our former Scotch Plains librarian Meg Kolaya. Her loss reminds me, and I assume all of us yet again how precious life is.

She served our Township with great dignity and professionalism; always committed to making our library the valued centerpiece of our community, one that we could all take great pride in. Her influence and ability to ...

Congregation Beth Israel to Host Scholar-in-Residence Weekend With Rabbi Esther Reed From Rutgers Hillel

December 3, 2016

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains will hold a Scholar-In-Residence weekend on Friday evening, Dec. 9 and Saturday morning, Dec. 10, with Rabbi Esther Reed, Senior Associate Director for Jewish Campus Life at Rutgers University Hillel.  The program is free and open to the community, with an oneg dessert reception Friday evening and a kiddush ...