Since Wednesday, we have responded to approximately 47 incidents, mostly related to the recent storm. These incidents include multiple utility issues, trees on structures, and carbon monoxide emergencies.
As a reminder to remain safe as we continue to ride out the effects of the storm:
Do not attempt to go near/remove any down utility lines.
Place all portable generators outdoors, away from any structure. Make sure exhaust has ample area to ventilate into the outside air, not back into your home.
Use portable generators within the manufacturers instructions and do not attempt to connect a generator into your home’s wiring unless it has been wired to do so by an electrician. This can pose a significant risk to you, your home and utility workers as they begin to attempt repairs.
Do not leave any candles in your home unattended.
Please clear fire hydrants as best as you are able to do so and as long as the area around the hydrant is free of hazards.
The borough has set up a shelter and warming station at the municipal center gym (please use Academy St. entrance). If you need transportation to the shelter, please call the borough non-emergency number at (908) 665-1111.
Please do not travel unless you absolutely need to do so. Many roads are still impassable.
Please be safe while digging out. Do not approach or attempt to move any down wires. Check on neighbors, especially the elderly.
Above all else, be patient and allow essential personnel to do what they need to do in order to get the area up and running.
Message from Mayor Al Morgan; New Providence Storm Clean-up
Message from Mayor al Morgan; New Providence Storm Clean-up
New Providence Volunteer Fire Department updated their cover photo.
New Providence Police and New Providence Office of Emergency Management
Glenside Road is closed between Mountain Avenue and Glenside Avenue due to a gas leak. PSE&G, Fire and Police personnel are on scene. Access to I-78 from Glenside Ave. is limited from this intersection. Traffic is backed up, westbound, on Mountain Av to get to Diamond Hill Rd. Plan alternative route.
Stay warm and stay safe today!
As a reminder for when you dig out later:
Multiple NPFD units were on scene until approximately 8:30 am.
The American Red Cross is providing assistance to those that have been displaced.
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