Fanwood Blizzard Update

View from behind a storm door in Fanwood. Credits: John Mooney

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.”

Sign Up for E-News

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.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Summer Life Guard Job Opportunity in Union County

April 10, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Summer lifeguard positions are available at Union County’s public swimming pool, the Walter Ulrich Memorial Pool at Rahway River Park in Rahway.

“Union County’s Ulrich Pool provides our youth and adult summer job seekers with an opportunity to enjoy working outdoors in the fresh air all summer long while sharpening valuable life skills including leadership, ...

Why We Keep Kosher

Why We Keep Kosher

This week's parshah, Shemini, introduces the Torah's dietary laws. Animals must chew their cud and have split hooves to be kosher, fish need fins and scales, and a list of forbidden fowl is enumerated.

To those of us in Jewish education, it is a continuing source of disappointment that so many Jews still believe the kosher laws to be outdated.

New Jersey’s Out-of-Network Bill Is a Huge Blow to The Middle Class

April 8, 2018

Dear Editor:

As Trenton currently looks to balance the budget, once again it’s our state’s hardest working citizens who will be left holding the bag. This time, though, it will be the hardworking office and ancillary staff from our small business private medical practices. 

A bill called “The Out-of-Network Consumer Protection Bill” ...

Helping Teenagers Deal with Prom Night Stress

April 18, 2018

Prom can be one of the most exciting times for your teenager but at the same time one of the most stressful. 

It can also be very stressful for parents as they prepare themselves to accept that their teenager is graduating and soon going away to school, while planning a weekend away after prom night. Going to the Shore for the weekend or somewhere overnight has become more of the ...

How to Report Potholes in Union County

April 21, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- With the winter weather finally winding down, potholes are a frequent issue for drivers.

To report a pothole or any other issue with a Union County road, use an online form available through the Union County Department of Public Works and Facilities Management at

County roads are identified by their blue route signs, which include the letters ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, April 21, 10:00 AM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

"All About Owls" Nature Presentation with The ...

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, April 21, 11:00 AM

PetSmart, Millburn

Dog Adoption Event


Sat, April 21, 12:00 PM

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, Scotch Plains

Healthy Kids Day

Health & Wellness