Government

East Orange Prepares for Winter Storm Stella

EAST ORANGE, NJ - In anticipation of the hazardous blizzard conditions of Winter Storm Stella, the City of East Orange is asking for the cooperation of the entire community to help ensure safe passages on our roadways.

A blizzard warning from the National Weather Bureau is in effect from 2am Tuesday, March 14, 2017 until Tuesday afternoon with more light snow and gusty winds into Wednesday. Heavy snow, between 12-20 inches falling at a rate of two inches/hour, is anticipated with temperatures in the upper 20s to low 30s. Whiteout conditions are likely and motorists should exercise extreme caution. Residents are encouraged to refrain from travel unless in the case of an emergency.

Code Blue
Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced that Essex County's "Code Blue" procedures are in effect due to extreme cold weather and snow in the forecast. Conditions for a Code Blue are defined as when the temperature drops below 15 degrees for a 48-hour period or when the wind chill is below 0 degrees.
Shelter for East Orange residents in need will be provided by the Essex County LGBT RAIN Foundation located at 168 Park Street in East Orange. For more information, call 862.444.0582 or 732.707.7246.

Sign Up for E-News

Parking and Snow Removal
Starting at 6am Tuesday, all snow emergency parking rules are in effect. Motorists should adhere to all NO PARKING signs on all county and city roads. Garbage and Recycling operations will be cancelled Tuesday.

In addition, there will be EMERGENCY NO PARKING on Munn Avenue between Park Avenue and the City line with Newark, Arlington Avenue between Elmwood and Oraton Parkway, and Prospect Street between William and Dodd Street. South and North Munn, South and North Arlington, and Prospect Street to ensure timely clean-up.

The Department of Public Works will begin preemptive brining on emergency roadways this afternoon and into the evening rush hour. Pre-salt and plowing efforts will begin early Tuesday morning.
As the storm progresses, residents are asked NOT to shovel snow into the street. Residents and business owners are encouraged to remove snow from fire hydrants located in front of their residences or businesses. Plowing will begin when snow depths reach two inches and freezing temperatures indicate no melting. 

NOTE: The only way to avoid additional snow removal is to wait until DPW work crews have completed their final clean-up of your road.
    •    Most streets will require three or four passes
    •    Some streets may require as few as two passes, or, as many as five passes

Essex County Public Works has designated workers to ensure that all county roadways are accessible for vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
 
The following East Orange streets are Essex County Roads:
    •    South Orange Ave
    •    Central Avenue
    •    Park Avenue
    •    North/South Grove St
    •    Sanford Street 
The City of East Orange does not provide snow removal services to private property (residential or commercial).

Snow Emergencies and Safety Tips

For downed wires or power outages, call PSE&G at 1-800-436-PSEG. To report snow emergencies, call the Department of Public Works at 973-266-5330.

Tenants without heat or hot water may call the Department of Property Maintenance at 973-266-5320 for assistance.
Safety tips
    •    Park cars in private driveways or secure them on off-street lots.
    •    Share driveway space or garage with neighbors
    •    If you must venture out, car pool or use mass transit
    •    Equip vehicles with snow tires or chains
    •    Be aware of parking restrictions when road is snow covered
    •    Shovel around the perimeter of your property within 24 to 48 hours of the last snowfall
    •    Shovel snow onto your own property
    •    Shovel snow away from fire hydrants near your property
    •    DO NOT shovel snow into the street
    •    DO NOT park on the street, if possible
    •    DO NOT shovel snow on top of fire hydrants
    •    DO NOT shovel snow onto storm sewers
 Important telephone numbers
    •    East Orange Public Works Department
    ◦    (973) 266-5330
    •    East Orange Police Department
    ◦    (973) 266-5000
    •    East Orange Fire Department
    ◦    (973) 266-5500
    •    East Orange Office of Emergency Management
    ◦    (973) 973-677-8924
    •    Emergency
    ◦    9-1-1
    •    PSE&G
    ◦    (800) 436-7734
    •    Emergency PSE&G
    ◦    (800) 880-7734
    •    East Orange Property Maintenance/No Heat Hotline
    ◦    (973) 266-5320
    •    New Jersey Transit
    ◦    (973) 275-5555
    •    Sewer & Water Emergency
    ◦    (973) 266-8869

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Like

Sign Up for E-News

East Orange/Orange

Essex County Splash Park Now Open at Watsessing Park

July 22, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ – On Thursday, July 20th, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that the expansion to two playgrounds in Essex County Watsessing Park has been completed. Water spray equipment to cool off youngsters when the temperature rises were installed near Dodd Street and a cargo net climber and other new equipment have been installed at the play area near ...

East Orange/Orange Impacted by NJ Transit’s Morris-Essex Line Adjusted Summer Schedule

July 9, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ -  Beginning Monday, July 10th, NJ Transit’s Morris-Essex Line will begin its adjusted summer schedule due to necessary Amtrak repair work at Penn Station New York. Please plan accordingly. This schedule will directly impact weekday train service at Brick Church and East Orange stations.  

Nearly all weekday Midtown direct trains will be diverted to Hoboken, ...

Essex County Freeholders Pass Legislation to Support Minority-Owned, Women-Owned and Veteran-Owned Businesses

July 22, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – New legislation has been enacted by the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders designed to increase economic opportunity for women-owned, minority-owned, and veteran-owned businesses, county officials announced.

During the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Wednesday, the board unanimously passed an ordinance that they hope will redefine ...

4 Things You Must Know About Beliefs You Hold about Yourself

We all want to live a great life and manifest the things which we desire most, such as a great house, car, family, and a fat savings account. However, the beliefs you hold about yourself can often hold you back from achieving your best self, living your best life and growing a profitable business. If you have negative beliefs about yourself, you may end up sabotaging yourself despite your best ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_ad1d0e93ed3576153897_womens_health_day

Fri, August 4, 9:00 AM

East Orange Health Department, East Orange

Women’s Health Day is Friday August 4, 2017

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_7b69229d3a4f36099849_2017_caribbean_festival_final

Sat, August 5, 10:00 AM

Monte Irvin Orange Park , Orange

SAVE THE DATE: Registration to participate in the ...

Arts & Entertainment

AAngelsNJ Founder Angelina Killane-Sims Among Several to be Honored...

July 12, 2017

ORANGE, NJ - AAngelsNJ, is proud to announce that its Founder and CEO, Angelina Killane-Sims, has been named to receive one of the "Save Our Nations Dream Maker 2017" awards on Saturday, September 16, 2017, 6 pm at Essex County College, Newark, NJ. and will also be receiving the "2017 Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Community Service Award" from ...