Fanwood Police Urge Residents Not to Park on Streets During Snowstorm; Warming Station Set Up at Chelsea

fe08ae94a554c2bd1985_images.jpeg
fe08ae94a554c2bd1985_images.jpeg

Updated at 2:30 p.m.

FANWOOD, NJ - Borough residents are being urged by Fanwood police not to park on the streets for the duration of Tuesday's snowstorm. A warming station has also been set up at the Chelsea for those who need it.

The Department of Public Works needs access to the entire roadway from curb to curb in order to properly salt and plow borough roadways. To report potentially dangerous issues our police can be reached at

Sign Up for E-News

908-322-5000. For a true emergency, please call 911.

To report downed wires or power outages, call PSE&G's Customer Service line at 1-800-436-PSEG.

"Please check on your neighbors, especially the elderly," said Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo. "Recommended supplies (are) rock salt or more environmentally safe products to melt ice on walkways; sand to improve traction; and snow shovels and other snow removal equipment. Keep dry. Change wet clothing frequently to prevent a loss of body heat. Wet clothing loses all of its insulating value and transmits heat rapidly. Watch for signs of frostbite. These include loss of feeling and white or pale appearance in extremities such as fingers, toes, ear lobes, and the tip of the nose. If symptoms are detected, get medical help immediately."

To help those in need of heat, the Fanwood Police Department has designated The Chelsea Senior Living Center, located at 295 South Ave., as a warming station. Anyone who needs transportation to the Warming Station can call the Fanwood Police Department.

"When visiting a relief station, bring any medications and/or specialty items that you may need.  Residents and visitors are urged to limit exposure outside," Trigo said. "Please check on your elderly neighbors, and advise them of the warming station at the Chelsea and to contact the Fanwood Police Department in
the event of an emergency."

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

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.

Politics IS Government in Union County

April 21, 2018

Dear Editor:

After Bruce Patterson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County Freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting Freeholder, I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered.

At the April 19 meeting I answered with these comments.

After ten years of following government in Union ...

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 ...

Reps. Watson Coleman, Pallone, Sires and Espaillat Lead Introduction of Commonsense Gun Violence Prevention Legislation

April 25, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC  — Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) joined co-sponsors Congressmen Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Albio Sires (D-NJ) and Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) to announce The Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2018. This legislation would overturn an outdated 1986 law to build a framework of commonsense standards for handgun gun ownership in the U.S. by creating a ...