Police & Fire

Nor’easter Closes Roadways and Paralyzes Much of New Jersey

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Berkeley Ave. at Dixie Lane Credits: Tom Richter
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On Prospect Ave. Credits: Luis Enrique Camacho
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Tree limbs blocked roads near Dorsey and Loraine Ave. Credits: Jeff Robbins
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On Osborne Ave.
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Loraine Ave. Credits: Sarah Muller-Robbins
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Credits: Sarah Muller-Robbins
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Virginia Ave. between Martine and Evergreen Avenues Credits: Timothy Priano
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Virginia Ave. between Martine and Evergreen Avenues Credits: Timothy Priano
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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The second nor’easter in less than a week has paralyzed much of Central New Jersey and Plainfield.

A Nixle alert sent by the Plainfield Police Division advises residents to use extreme caution during winter storm Quinn. Numerous calls for downed wires and trees have been reported. The alert stressed that under no circumstance should you attempt to move or touch wires for your own safety.

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:

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PSE&G:  1-800-436-7734
Online Outage Reporting   Report Map. Report gas leak: 1-800-436-7734

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

Elizabethtown Gas:  1-800-242-5830Website

New Jersey American Water:  1-800-272-1325Website

Cablevision:  1-866-575-8000Website

Comcast:  1-800-266-2278Website

Verizon FiOS:  1-888-438-3467Website

Verizon:  1-800-827-4966Website

 

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

New Jersey Transit's Raritan Valley Line train service is currently suspended in both directions due to trees down across the track near Fanwood.

 

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