Fanwood Blizzard Update

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View from behind a storm door in Fanwood. Credits: John Mooney
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FANWOOD, NJ -- The National Weather Service has again upped its snow forecasts, Fanwood borough plows are at work and driving is discouraged. The NWS is predicting as much as 16 inches or more before midnight. The high temperature today will approach 28 degrees with wind chill values of between 5 and 10.

Mayor Colleen Mahr reports that the borough DPW plows have been out since 5:30 a.m., clearing the roads, but heavy snowfall is making that a difficult task.

“We want to strongly encourage people to stay off the roads," Mahr said. "The plows can clear the roadways and emergency vehicles are able to get through.”

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Police Chief Richard Trigo echoed Mahr's concern about people driving. He also reminded people to not park on the street and to look out for their elderly neighbors or others who might need assistance.

NJ Transit has supspended bus and rail services throughout the state. While Christie did not ban travel, he did say, "If you don't have to drive, don't."

Sunday's forecast is mostly sunny, with a high near 33 with wind chill values between 10 and 20. 

Monitor Fanwood-Scotch Plains information radio, 530 AM. The station is best received by car radios. The Police/Fire/EMS 9-1-1 number should be used for emergencies only. Report any issues on local roads, or for non-emergency calls, phone the Fanwood Police at (908) 322-5000.

To report downed power lines or outages, contact PSE&G at (800) 436-7734. Also, customers can report outages by logging into their PSE&G account online or by texting “OUT” to 4PSEG (47734). For questions about gas service, call Elizabethtown Gas at (800) 492-4009.

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