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Maplewood Issues Winter Storm Warning for March 3-4, 5-8″ of Snow Anticipated

Update 5 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2019: There will be NO curbside recycling in Maplewood on Monday, March 4 due to weather. Next date for curbside recycling is Monday, March 11. 

From Maplewood Township, NJ:

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM SUNDAY AFTERNOON TO 7 AM EST MONDAY…

Moderate snow, heavy at times, expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches expected.

Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact those traveling Sunday night, and the Monday morning commute.

The Maplewood Jitney Service plans to run as scheduled on Monday, March 4th.

We ask that residents place their recycling on grass strip next to the curb and not in the street so as to not impede snow removal operations.

Snow removal operations will begin with salting and then plowing once there is 2-3 inches of snow.

The Maplewood PD’s emergency phone number is 973-762-1234.

There is no overnight parking on snow covered streets, and ask residents to move their vehicles as to not impede snow removal operations throughout the storm.

The Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated because extreme cold weather and snow in the forecast. It will be in effect from Friday, March 1 to Monday, March 4.

PSE&G will continue to monitor the weather and will adjust plans as necessary based on updated forecasts. The utility will also have additional service technicians working to respond to “no heat” calls as a result of malfunctioning heating systems.

In anticipation of the storm, PSE&G is taking the following steps to ensure that the utility is ready to respond to any resulting power outages:

Customers should be cautious and stay alert to their surroundings during and after storms. With this being the first major weather event of the winter season, here are a few tips for preparing for the storm and how to stay connected with PSE&G should you experience an outage.

Stay connected with PSE&G:
Compile a list of emergency phone numbers; include PSE&G Customer Service 1-800-436-PSEG.
Go to pseg.com/myaccount to sign up to report outages online and to check restoration progress.
Go to pseg.com/outagecenter to check the “Outage Map,” which is updated every 15 minutes with PSE&G outage information, and to register for MyAlerts to receive text notifications.
You can report an outage by texting “OUT” to 4PSEG (47734).
“Like” PSEG on Facebook and follow PSEG on Twitter @PSEGdelivers.

Stay away from downed wires:
Downed wires should always be considered “live.” Stay at least 30 feet away from downed wires. Do not approach or drive over a downed line and do not touch anything it might be in contact with. If a wire falls on or near your car, stay inside the car, call 911, and do not get out until PSE&G de-energizes the line. If you MUST get out of the vehicle because it is on fire, jump as far as possible away from the vehicle, with both feet landing on the ground at the same time, and hop or shuffle away.

Other important safety notes:
To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, do not run any gasoline-powered generators in a garage or any other enclosed space.
If you are on life-sustaining medical equipment, ensure that you have alerted PSE&G in advance and notify your local police and fire departments. For more information, visit pseg.com/life.

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