From Maplewood Township NJ:
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY: In effect from 6 AM Tuesday to 6 AM Wednesday
The Township of Maplewood is preparing for Tuesday’s predicted winter storm and would like to inform residents how they can prepare and direct residents to important services that will be available.
The Township of Maplewood’s operates a warming station located at the DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave for anyone without access to heat when temperatures drop.
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.
From the Maplewood Fire Department: Winter storms can often hide fire hydrants under a mountain of snow making them impossible to find quickly. The Maplewood Fire Department would like to remind residents to please “Adopt-a-Hydrant” and shovel in front of and around the fire hydrant closest to your home so that firefighters can see and access it. If possible, please clear the snow three feet in all directions and clear the access from the street to make it possible for firefighters to attach hose lines to the hydrant. Seconds count during a fire and the time it takes a firefighter to dig out a buried hydrant could make all the difference in the outcome at a fire. Firefighters will be checking hydrants and digging them out as needed after the storm, but any assistance residents can provide will be helpful in the event of a fire. We realize that the last thing anyone wants to do after shoveling out their property is to clear more snow but the extra effort could be life-saving
Emergency Personnel/Departments (Police & Fire) will remain open.
Below is a list of resources and tips to prepare for the upcoming storm.
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TUESDAY TO 6 AM
* WHAT…Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze to up to one tenth of an inch expected.
* WHERE…Portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut and southeast New York.
* WHEN…From 6 AM Tuesday to 6 AM EST Wednesday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning and evening commutes.
A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
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.
What you can do now:
- Be ready to communicate about your situation.
- Make sure you have a family emergency plan.
- Review storm preparation tips; visit https://nj.pseg.com/
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.