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Union County Residents Urged to Limit Travel during Latest Storm

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds County residents that some County facilities and programs will be closed or suspended on Wednesday, March 7, in anticipation of another severe winter storm.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has declared a state of emergency for the entire state beginning at 8:00 p.m. tonight.

County residents are strongly advised to stay off the roads, to help reduce the chance of accidents, enable emergency responders to get through, and enable snow plows to operate more effectively.

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Residents should also ensure that emergency supplies are at hand including food, water, flashlights, first aid kits and any needed medicines or medical equipment. Make sure that cell phones are charged and get fresh batteries for portable radios.

The following County facilities and programs will be affected on Wednesday, March 7:

  • Home delivered meals and congregate meals are both suspended.
  • The Union County Paratransit System will be available only for medical trips and the Route 22 Shuttle.
  • The ASK senior outreach event at the Linden Public Library is cancelled. Please visit the County website, ucnj.org, for other ASK events in March.
  • The Wednesday Sheriff’s sale is cancelled.
  • The “Branches Against Bullying” event is cancelled.
  • Warinanco Sports Center, Trailside Museum and the Watchung Stables will all be closed.

Snow is expected to start by 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening and continue to about to 4:00 a.m. Thursday.

Plan on difficult travel conditions throughout the storm. Significant reductions in visibility are possible. Total accumulations are expected in the 6”-12” range, with more possible locally.

Always contact your local utility to report an outage or service interruption; do not assume that they are already aware of the problem. Following is a list of local utilities:

Electric

PSE&G
1-800-436-7734
Online Outage Reporting   Report Map

 

Jersey Central Power & Light
1-800-662-3115
Online Outage Reporting   Report Map

Gas

Elizabethtown Gas
1-800-242-5830

Website

 

PSE&G
1-800-436-7734

Website
Report gas leak: 1-800-436-7734

Water

New Jersey American Water

1-800-272-1325

Website

 

United Water -- Rahway

1-877-303-2435

Website

Emergencies: 1-877-303-2435

Cable / Phone

Cablevision
1-866-575-8000

Website

 

Comcast
1-800-266-2278

Website

 

Verizon FiOS
1-888-438-3467

Website

 

Verizon
1-800-827-4966

Website

 

Time Warner
201-886-0900

Website

 

For more information about emergency preparedness in New Jersey visit ready.nj.gov.

For local updates visit the Union County website at ucnj.org or follow Union County on Facebook and Twitter.

For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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