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:

Sign Up for E-News

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

New Jersey Transit's Raritan Valley Line train service is currently suspended in both directions due to trees down across the track near Fanwood. is Plainfield's free online daily newspaper for Plainfield, NJ news. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook, Twitter @PlainfieldTAP, and on Instagram @tapintoplainfield for all of your Plainfield local news.

Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.