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WINTER STORM STELLA - RIDGEWOOD UPDATES - MARCH 13, 2017

. Posted in Press Release

 

All Village offices and the Library will be closed on March 14th, due to the impending snow storm.  The Police Department, on the 2nd floor of Village Hall, will remain open. 


 

The Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting scheduled for March 14th has been cancelled due to the impending blizzard. 


Due to the impending blizzard, there will be no recycling or garbage pickup and the Recycling Center will be closed on March 14th.  There will also be no curbside bulk pickup on March 15th.  In addition, in order to keep our Village employees safe, all garbage must be taken to the end of your driveway (not in the street) through March 17th.  Backyard collection of garbage will resume on March 20th, weather permitting.  All vehicles must be removed from the roadways and overnight parking of vehicles on the streets will not be permitted on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights, which will be strictly enforced.  Please do not travel so that the roadways are kept clear for our crews, which will allow them to do their work in cleaning up the snow.  If you lose power, please call PSE&G directly at 1-800-436-7734.  Please check on your neighbors and the elderly, and stay safe.


BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO MIDNIGHT TUESDAY NIGHT

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning, which is in effect from midnight tonight to midnight Tuesday night. 

* Hazard Types...Heavy Snow and Blizzard Conditions.

* Snow Accumulations...18 to 24 inches.

* Snowfall Rates...2 to 4 inches per hour early Tuesday morning into Tuesday afternoon. 

* Timing...Late Tonight through Tuesday evening. 

* Impacts...Dangerous travel due to whiteout conditions at times. Several roads may become   impassable. Power outages possible. 

* Winds...Northeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph on Tuesday. 

* Temperatures...In the mid 20s. * Visibilities...One quarter mile or less at times. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle.

CLICK HERE for Storm Preparation Information

PSEG Suggestions to prepare for Storm Stella -

Preparing for the Winter Storm

PSE&G is preparing for the approaching storm predicted to bring heavy snow and strong winds to the Northeast on Tuesday. Snow and high winds can bring down trees and power lines. We take every storm with the potential for outages seriously, and we have additional personnel and auxiliary equipment ready.

We also have extra personnel to respond as quickly as possible to emergency requests. Both PSE&G's call centers and appliance service department are prepared to respond to customer "no heat" calls as temperatures remain low during the next several days.

Stay connected:

•  To report power outages call PSE&G's Customer Service line at 1-800-436-PSEG (7734), or log in to My Account at pseg.com to report an outage or view outage status. 
•  You can also report an outage by texting "OUT" to 4PSEG. 
•  Sign up for MyAlerts for 2-way text or email notifications about the status of power outages in your area. 
•  View our Outage Map that is updated every 15 minutes and displays the location and status of power outages in PSE&G's service area. 

Be safe:

•  Downed wires should always be considered "live." Do not approach or drive over a downed line and do not touch anything that it might be in contact with. To report downed wires call 1-800-436-PSEG. 
•  To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, do not run any gasoline powered engine, including generators and snow blowers, in a garage or any other enclosed space. 

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