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 Plains and other towns impacted by the storm. The Police Department is out on the roads and the Public Works Department is working hard.
If you need to report a fallen tree, please call 908-322-7100 and chose the option to speak to dispatch. For anything to do with fallen power lines please call PSE&G at 1-800-436-7734.
St. Bart's (2032 Westfield Ave. door #2) has set up a charging station for people without power until 4:00 p.m. today. Evangel Church on Terrill Road is open as a charging station from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Scotch Plains Public Library (Bartle Ave. near Park Ave.) is serving as a warming center and charging station.
Dennis VanNatta, OEM Director for Scotch Plains, reports that emergency responders have answered 1,500 calls in total.
"They have been going non-stop since the storm came. That's why we need the roads clear," VanNatta said.
"We want to thank our first responders," said Mayor Al Smith. "We are asking people to stay home. Be careful out there."