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Saddle River NJ Police
Monday March 13th, 2017 :: 05:28 p.m. EDT
Advisory

A Powerful Storm Is Approaching Our Area- Heavy Snow- Strong Winds- Power Outages Possible- Make Preparations & Take Precautions TODAY !

Winter Storm Stella - Blizzard

Saddle River Borough is prepared for the approaching storm.
These are the latest details and tips for the approaching weather event. A few updates for residents...

1)A State of emergency has been declared by the Governor.
http://ready.nj.gov/plan/state-of-emergency.html

2) Saddle River Borough Hall will be closed due to the forecast.

3)Tuesday’s garbage pick-up on the North Side of Saddle River has been cancelled due to the impending snow storm. The next pick up will be Friday, March 17, 2017.

4) There will be a cell phone charging station in the lobby of Police Headquarters. If you lose power and need to charge a cell phone just bring your charger with you.

"...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
MIDNIGHT EDT TUESDAY NIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Blizzard
Warning, which is in effect from midnight tonight to midnight EDT
Tuesday night.
* Locations...Northeastern New Jersey, Rockland and Westchester
New York, Southwest Connecticut and interior Southeast
Connecticut, New York City, and Western Long Island.

* Hazard Types...Heavy Snow and Blizzard Conditions. Some freezing
drizzle late Tuesday afternoon into early Tuesday evening.

* Snow Accumulations...12 to 24 inches.

* Ice Accumulations...A few hundredths of an inch or less.

* Snowfall Rates...2 inches to locally 3 inches per hour from
very 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 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.

* Temperatures...In the upper 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."
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Just a few reminders for a major winter storm in Saddle River!

Overnight Parking is PROHIBITED on all roads in the Borough. Ord. 205-2

Don't Push or Blow snow onto the roadway. Ord. 191-19c

If you have a FIRE HYDRANT on your property, think about clearing the snow away from it.

Report disabled vehicles to the Saddle River Police Desk to have them removed 201-327-5300

If your vehicle becomes disabled or stuck in the snow, stay with your vehicle and call the police desk 201-327-5300

Use caution when shoveling snow. It's hard work and easy to over exert yourself. The American Heart Association has tips to reduce the risk of experiencing a cardiac emergency. Visit the link for details. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Affiliate/Shoveling-Snow-Health-Hazards_UCM_426562_Article.jsp#.VqK49lJveQU

NEVER, NEVER, EVER use your hands to clear snow from a clogged snowblower. Use a stick or broom handle.

With Blizzard like conditions, trees and branches will blow down. With that comes the possibility of power outages. STAY AWAY from downed electrical lines. They may be energized even when they appear not to be. Report these problems to the Saddle River Police desk 201-327-5300 and stay away.

If you loose power contact your power provider for the most accurate restoration time. Both power companies have smart phone apps that can assist with notification and restoration estimates.
O&R 1-877-434-4100
https://www.oru.com/en/services-and-outages/outage-map

PSE&G 1 (800) 436-7734
https://www.pseg.com/home/customer_service/outage_info/index.jsp

Many residents use portable generators for power during outages. The primary hazards to avoid when using a generator are carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning from the toxic engine exhaust, electric shock or electrocution, and fire. Follow the directions supplied with the generator. Every year, people die in incidents related to portable generator use. Use caution to provide proper ventilation of exhaust gases from the generator. NEVER run a generator in the garage or any portion of a structure occupied by people or animals.
http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/power-outage/safe-generator-use

Address/Location
Saddle River NJ Police
83 E Allendale Rd
Saddle River, NJ 07458

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 201-327-5300

Capt. Jason Cosgriff
Saddle River Police Dept.
jcosgriff@saddleriverpd.com
201-327-5300

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