Maplewood Operating Community Heating Centers to Assist Residents in Winter Storm

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The following notification is from the Township of Maplewood, NJ:

A winter storm is forecasted to arrive in our area beginning the evening of Saturday, January 6 and continuing through the morning of Sunday, January 7. This could bring a mixture of snow and rain, and up to 4 inches of snow may accumulate.

In preparation for the storm, Maplewood Department of Public Works Crews will be treating Township roads, paths, and municipal lots beginning Saturday evening. The Maplewood Police Department reminds all residents and visitors that running vehicles should not be left unattended to warm.

Maplewood will be operating community heating centers to assist residents as needed. Any resident in need of heating center access should contact the police non-emergency line at (973) 762-1234. Residents will be invited to go to the Municipal Court/Police Headquarters and will be housed in the courtroom until a formal heating center is opened and staffed. Once the heating center is open, residents will travel or be transported to the center.

The County has asked residents not to park their cars on County roads from Saturday at 5 p.m. to Sunday at 12 noon. This will make it easier to remove snow and enable them to plow from curb to curb. Residents are encouraged to stay home and off the roads.

In the event of downed power lines or trees, residents should contact both their local energy provider and the Maplewood Police Department non-emergency line.

JCP&L: 1-888-LIGHTSS (544-4877)
PSE&G: 1-800-436-PSEG (7734)
Maplewood PD non-emergency line: (973) 762-1234

Downed wires should always be considered “live,” and residents should remain at least 30 feet away. Residents who rely on power for medical equipment should notify their local energy provider as well as the South Essex Fire Department (SEFD) non-emergency line prior to the storm.

SEFD non-emergency line: (973) 762-6500

Thank you all for your cooperation as we work to keep our community safe.

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