The Borough is still in the middle of storm cleanup operations. Emergency crews and public work’s employees worked through the night and I want to thank them for their tireless efforts to keep everyone safe.
The heavy snow knocked down tree limbs and power lines all over the Borough. At the height of the storm over 2,000 South Plainfield residents were without power. As of 8:00am this morning that number has been reduced to fewer than 350 South Plainfield homes. The Borough’s police, fire and Public Works are working closely to help all residents get power as soon as possible.
At approximately 8:45am Borough and utility road crews worked with the SP Police to reopened Park Avenue. This has alleviated traffic problems in this area, but there are still a number of secondary roads closed due to downed wires and tree limbs. The Borough and PSE&G are working as fast as possible to open these roadways.
The South Plainfield Police, Office of Emergency Management and Department of Public Works are doing damage assessments all throughout the Borough. Please use extreme caution if traveling outdoors. There are downed powerlines all over the Borough, and although the vast majority appear to be cable lines that may not be energized, you can never be too safe.
Lastly, the Borough is aware of damage in our parks such as Cotton Street Park, Pitts Street Park, and Veteran’s Park. The Borough will be in these areas after cleanup operations on roadways have been completed.
Report down powerlines or power to PSE&G at 1-800-436-7734 or PSEG.com/outage center. Concerns regarding road conditions should be made to South Plainfield Department of Public Works at 908-755-2187.