Road Crews on the Job for Blizzard 2015

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Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, second from left, meets with representatives of the borough's DPW, Police and Fire Departments, the Rescue Squad and the Office of Emergency Management at Police Headquarters to go over the game plan for the blizzard of 2015. Credits: Brian Horton
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Fanwood DPW Director Clint Dicksen, third from right, discussed storm assignments with some of the members of the DPW crew at their garage on North Ave.. The DPW will have nine pieces of equipment in action keeping the streets and parking areas clear once the snow begins to build up. Dicksen said if storm predictions are correct, it will be one of the department's biggest winter assignments ever and could take into Wednesday morning to wrap up the cleanup.    Credits: Brian Horton
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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Local officials are organizing their resources in anticipation of the worst of the Blizzard of 2015. 

Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr met with the borough's DPW Director Clint Dicksen, Police and Fire Departments, the Rescue Squad and the Office of Emergency Management at Police Headquarters to review plans for dealing with emergencies and snow removal. 

"We will have nine pieces of equipment in action keeping the streets and parking areas clear once the snow begins to build u," Dicksen said. "If storm predictions are correct, it will be one of the department's biggest winter assignments ever and could take into Wednesday morning to wrap up the cleanup."

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Scotch Plains Township Manager Al Mirabella met with members of the DPW earlier in the day.  He plans to allocate resources judiciously during the afternoon and ramp up equipment and manpower as the snow intensifies larer in the evening.

"We are plowing and salting now, but the heavy work will be after dinner and throughout the night," Mirabella explained.

Scotch Plains Mayor Kevin Glover said the township has worked to improve its emergency communications this year.

"TV 34 is providing updates and residents can also tune into Scotch Plains Radio AM 530 for local information," said Mayor Kevin Glover. "We are all bracing for the storm, and I urge everyone to stay safe and remain home if you do not have to go outside."

 

 

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