Police & Fire

Update: More than 600 Without Power in Cranford, Roads Closed due to Wednesday's Storm

Large trees fell at Union County College on Springfield Avenue. Credits: Leah Scalzadonna

CRANFORD, NJ – About 14 streets are closed in Cranford on Thursday morning due to fallen trees and power lines, according to Deputy Mayor Ann Dooley.

The damage follows Wednesday's powerful snow storm.

According to Dooley, the main roads closed included North Avenue between Orchard Street and Lincoln Avenue, Lincoln Avenue between South Avenue and Meeker Avenue, Lincoln Avenue between Mansion Terrace and High Street and South Union Avenue between Christopher Street and Williams Street.

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According to the PSE&G outage map, 646 customers in Cranford are without power. The estimated repair time is 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 10.

"The Cranford DPW is actively clearing trees from any roadways with the exception of those which also include downed power lines," Detective Lieutenant Ed Davenport of the CPD said. "Those must be dealt with by PSE&G."    

Cranford Public Schools are closed on Thursday due to "weather related safety hazards." The Cranford Public Library is without power and the Cranford Community Center is open, but running on a generator with limited communication.

"The Cranford Community Center is currently open to the public if the need arises to charge a phone or stay warm," Davenport said.

According to Davenport, the CPD and Cranford Fire Department handled more than 550 service calls on Wednesday night, but a lot of work remains on Thursday.

“Stay off the roads unless truly necessary,” the CPD wrote on Facebook. “We have 12+ roads closed, 18+ trees down, and multiple power outages.”

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