Fanwood Road Closure Update

March 8, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ -- After the Storm: A Message from Mayor Mahr and Chief Trigo

Fanwood residents came through the storm without any life threatening injuries. Residents are encouraged to please exercise extreme caution when walking or driving in the area, trees can still fall.

Several roads in the Borough are still closed due to downed wires and fallen trees, many of the fallen trees that ...

Travel Restriction Remains in Effect in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A travel restriction remains in effect in Scotch Plains, and Township officials ask that resident please stay off the roads. Numerous trees, branches, and power are down due to heavy snow and high winds from the nor'easter.

Do not touch or approach any fallen power lines. Treat all of them as live wires. PSE&G is working to restore power in Scotch ...

Scotch Plains Recognizes K-9 Officer Chris Aversa

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Mayor Al Smith and the Scotch Plains Council recognized K-9 Officer Chris Aversa for his decade of service to the Scotch Plains police department on Tuesday evening's Council meeting.

Aversa was the first K-9 officer for SPPD and joined the force after serving with the Union County Sheriff's Officer for 10 years. He also is a certified K-9 trainer and has ...

Downed Trees and Wires: Proclamation of Local Emergency for the Township of Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Office of Emergency Management has issued a Proclamation of Local Emergency for the Township of Scotch Plains.

All travel throughout the Scotch Plains is restricted to essential personnel to allow for the effective and efficient operations of police, fire, EMS, public works and power utilities.

There are multiple reports of downed trees and power lines ...

Route 22 West in Scotch Plains Blocked by Fallen Tree

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The anticipated Nor'easter took longer to hit the area but its fury came nonetheless as high winds and wet weather have knocked over a tree onto Route 22 West near Westfield Road in Scotch Plains this afternoon.

"Route 22 is completely blocked. Find an alternative route," advises Scotch Plains Police Chief Ted Conley.

The National Weather Service ...

Local Power Outages, Route 22 West in Scotch Plains Closed; Police Chief Advises Caution While Driving Today

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Route 22 West and Canterbury Drive are closed in Scotch Plains near the Scotchwood Diner due to flooding. Earlier, Route 22 East was closed near the Garden State Parkway in Union.

Additionally, trees and wires are down on several streets throughout Scotch Plains because of today's storm. PSE&G is reporting that 1,000+ customers are out of power in the Scotch ...

Flooding Closes Rt. 22 East Near GSP

UNION, NJ - Union Township has issued a CodeRED alert about weather conditions on Route 22 East.

According to the alert, Rt. 22 East is closed near the Garden State Parkway due to severe flooding.  All eastbound traffic is being diverted onto Fairway Drive.

A crew from the NJDOT is on scene attempting to remedy the condition.

Fire Destroys Scotch Plains Home Thursday Night

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Fire gutted a two-story home on Crestwood Road near North Avenue Thursday evening. As of 8:45 p.m., the fire was still active, with firefighters from Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Westfield, Mountainside, Clark and Berkeley Heights working to bring the blaze under control.

No one was home when the fire broke out, according to Scotch Plains Fire Chief John Lestarchick, ...

Scotch Plains Police Honor Retiring Officers

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Scotch Plains police department has bid farewell to two of its longest serving officers”

Brian K. Cheney was hired as an officer with the Scotch Plains Police Department on Jan. 20, 1995, and has served in a variety of capacities. He was the First D.A.R.E. Officer for the Scotch Plains police and taught local youths about the dangers of Drugs and ...

Scotch Plains Rescue Squad Marks Its 81st Year in 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Rescue Squad just celebrated its 81st year serving the residents of Scotch Plains and its surrounding towns. It is the oldest squad in Union County and one of the oldest in the state of New Jersey.

Last year, our all-volunteer members responded to 1087 calls that included everything from performing CPR to assisting with a childbirth. Our members ...

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Tips for Home Heating Fire Safety

March 8, 2018

There is nothing like a nor’easter, or two, in March to keep home heating a priority.

The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) reports that fires sparked by home heating equipment account 43 percent of all home heating blazes, and tragically, 85 percent of home heating fire deaths.

Heating equipment is responsible for 15 percent of all home structure fires and millions of ...