The Business of the City: Miscellaneous

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Snow Day - Code Blue Warning - Road Conditions Remain Dangerous

The City of Plainfield (as well as the rest of Union County) remains under a "Code Blue Warning" for today. Please click here for a link to more information. The city has an Emergency Hotline (908-226-2544) with a pre-recorded message. HOWEVER, if you have an emergency, please call 911.



I also just received a notice from the Union County alert that the county's Meals on Wheels program has been canceled for today--please check on shut-ins!

Also, I am still encouraging folks to sign up for Nixle--see my earlier post by clicking here! In addition to the Plainfield emergency updates, we also receive updates from the surrounding towns about the road conditions in their areas. I have found it extremely useful. The roads are still quite treacherous, and we are all advised to stay off them as much as possible. Below is a notice from Public Safety Director Riley:

"In anticipation of the impending winter storm, the City of Plainfield OEM [Office of Emergency Management] in collaboration with the Plainfield Police Division, Department of Public Works, and Plainfield Fire Division will be working diligently to keep roads clear and residents safe and secure. Residents will be advised to report all downed trees/wires and power outages to 911. For any loss of power, residents should also contact PSE&G at1-800-436-7734.Welcoming centers will be established at the YMCA and Plainfield Senior Center if necessary. No parking snow conditions (red signs) will be enforced and placed only on roadways deemed essential to emergency services. Information will be updated accordingly via NIXLE and the City website." For the City of Plainfield website, click here.  

I hope you are able to stay warm and safe--this is the perfect day to read a book! Click here to hit me up on Facebook if you'd like a recommendation!

All best,

Rebecca


1 comment:

  1. just as a recommendation going forward... ALL roads should be considered essential and cleared curb to curb... SNOW EMERGENCY. This is a city with twice the population and has many more narrower residential streets ( from the early 1700's ) than Plainfield.

    http://www.albanyny.gov/Government/Departments/GeneralServices/SnowandIceRemoval/SnowAndIceRemoval.aspx

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