Message from Fanwood Mayor and Police Chief
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 • 2:43pm
SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ - All Halloween activities in Fanwood are cancelled, including the parade and the Trick-or-Trunck. DO NOW ALLOW CHILDREN TO TRICK-OR-TREAT IN THE STREETS!
Fanwood sustained major damage during this week’s storm. Many streets remain blocked by downed trees and wires. Please help keep our children safe!
Here’s the latest information as of 11:30am:
PSE&G reports 115,000 customers in Union County still without power. Crews are working 24 hours a day to restore power.
Customers may call 800-436-PSED for information or to report a downed wire. NEVER APPROACH DOWNED WIRES. CALL 911 IF YOU SEE A DOWNED WIRE.
There is no estimate for the return of power.
Martine Avenue remains blocked at Paterson and MacLennan Place.
LaGrande Avenue is blocked at 2nd Street.
Fanwood DPW is in the southwest quadrant today clearing streets.
DO NOT DRIVE OVER OR UNDER DOWNED WIRES! ALWAYS ASSUME DOWNED WIRES ARE LIVE!
LEAVES AND BRUSH:
Do NOT rake or blow leaves into the street. Leave on your property.
Do NOT place brush, branches or tree pats into the street. Leave on your property close to the curb.
Leaf and brush piles interfere with traffic, DPW crews and emergency responders.
Fanwood Borough hall is open 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, 908-322-8236
Public Works issues: 908-322-8236
Non-emergency police and fire: 908-322-5000
Keep all generators outdoors to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.
Keep streets clear of leaves and brush as much as possible.
Avoid using candles for light.
IN AN EMERGENCY, DIAL 911. For non-emergency questions for police and fire, call 908-322-5000.
CHARGING STATIONS FOR CELLPHONES OR DEVICES (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 40 minutes per person):
Fanwood Memorial Library, North Avenue and Tillotson Road
Fanwood Rescue Squad, 123 Watson Road
ALL RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO STAY OFF ROADS. PLEASE KEEP A SPECIAL EYE ON THE VERY OLD AND THE VERY YOUNG.
ALWAYS CALL 911 IN AN EMERGENCY