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Fanwood Police Urge Residents Not to Park on Streets During Snowstorm; Warming Station Set Up at Chelsea

The Alternative Press Staff

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 • 9:51am

Updated at 2:30 p.m.

FANWOOD, NJ - Borough residents are being urged by Fanwood police not to park on the streets for the duration of Tuesday's snowstorm. A warming station has also been set up at the Chelsea for those who need it.

The Department of Public Works needs access to the entire roadway from curb to curb in order to properly salt and plow borough roadways. To report potentially dangerous issues our police can be reached at

908-322-5000. For a true emergency, please call 911.

To report downed wires or power outages, call PSE&G's Customer Service line at 1-800-436-PSEG.

"Please check on your neighbors, especially the elderly," said Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo. "Recommended supplies (are) rock salt or more environmentally safe products to melt ice on walkways; sand to improve traction; and snow shovels and other snow removal equipment. Keep dry. Change wet clothing frequently to prevent a loss of body heat. Wet clothing loses all of its insulating value and transmits heat rapidly. Watch for signs of frostbite. These include loss of feeling and white or pale appearance in extremities such as fingers, toes, ear lobes, and the tip of the nose. If symptoms are detected, get medical help immediately."

To help those in need of heat, the Fanwood Police Department has designated The Chelsea Senior Living Center, located at 295 South Ave., as a warming station. Anyone who needs transportation to the Warming Station can call the Fanwood Police Department.

"When visiting a relief station, bring any medications and/or specialty items that you may need.  Residents and visitors are urged to limit exposure outside," Trigo said. "Please check on your elderly neighbors, and advise them of the warming station at the Chelsea and to contact the Fanwood Police Department in
the event of an emergency."

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