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South Orange Issues March 8 Evening Update on Winter Storm


6:00PM - March 8 Winter Storm Update

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Municipal Operations

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  • All Municipal Offices will reopen on Friday, March 9th.
  • The Baird and Library will be open as warming/power stations.

Road Closures

  • Tillou Road/Harding Drive
  • Charlton Ave between Montrose Ave and Irving Ave
  • Meadowbrook Lane between Mountain House Road and Meadowbrook Place (Live Wire)
  • Fielding Court (Mid-Block)
  • Harding Drive/Redmond Road

Power Outages

  • 1200 PSE&G customers are without power in South Orange.  Estimated Time of Restoration in Saturday, March 10th.  (Please Note: PSE&G and ALL Emergency Management Offices are focusing on critical infrastructure, roadway and downed wires.)
  • PSE&G encourages customers to report downed wires and power outages by logging in to My Account on, texting the word “OUT” to 4PSEG, or calling PSE&G’s Customer Service line at 1-800-436-PSEG.

NJ Transit & Jitney Services

  • NJ Transit:  Due to the extent of repair still in progress, a determination can't be made until later this evening (March 8th) as to Friday's transit schedule.  
  • Jitney Services is cancelled for the evening of Thursday, March 8 and will resume its regular schedule on Friday, March 9th along with the regular senior bus schedule.  Offices will be open and all on-street and guest parking is available at the Third Street Garage.

DPW Advisement re: Downed Trees and Branches

  • The Department of Public Works advises that residents can bundle branches that are 4 inches in width and 4 feet in length for pickup next week.  Please keep all branches on your property as plowing commences.
  • If a town tree has fallen on your property, please call the non-emergency line below.

Who To Contact

  • Emergencies Dial 911:  Emergency calls for police, fire or medical service will be triaged and high priority calls will be answered first
  • Non-Emergencies Contact the South Orange Police Department at 973-763-3000 x 0
  • Non-Emergency "requests for service" can also be submitted via SOConnect or by downloading the app GovAlert on your mobile phone. Please understand non high priority requests may not be responded to immediately.

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Code Enforcement

  • Residents are required to clear snow as best as possible from their sidewalks within 12 daylight hours following snowfall. Do not shovel snow into roadways, as it puts emergency vehicles in danger. Please be careful when shoveling and take frequent breaks.
  • Shoveling snow into the street is prohibited and will result in the issuance of a summons which will require a court appearance and fine.
  • Please do not stretch extension cords across road ways as it creates an unsafe condition for you and our emergency personnel.

Additional information:

  • If you have a fire hydrant in front of your home please keep it clearly visible and accessible as it could save your home – or even your life.
  • The Village asks all residents and neighborhood associations and groups to do their best to check on any residents that may be elderly or have special needs
  • Non-emergency information and requests for service can be submitted via SOConnect at or by downloading the app GovAlert on your mobile phone. Understand non high priority requests may not be responded to immediately.

The Office of Emergency Management, Police Department, Fire Department, Rescue Squad, and Department of Public Works thanks you for your patience and assistance as we navigate the aftermath of Winter Storm Quinn.

The next update will be Friday at 8:00a.m.

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