How to prepare for the coming storm: tips from the Morristown police

With heavy snow predicted for overnight into Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, Morristown police have issue some suggestions on how to prepare:

The national Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning through 6pm Wednesday. A period of heavy snow followed by up to 1/10 inch of ice and then rain possible. Needless to say travel Wednesday is expected to be a mess.

In the meantime prepare now. Clear your sidewalks and dig out the fire hydrant today before more snow and ice arrives. Check on your neighbors, especially the elderly and please keep the roads clear to assist the Department of Public Works.

Do not call Police Communications about your street not being plowed. The Department of Public Works will get to it once the snow stops and all the main arteries are clear.

In the event of power outages please call JCP&L at 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) or click the “Report Outage” link on www.firstenergycorp.com. In the event of severe weather, you should immediately report downed wires to your utility or to the police or fire department. Customers should never go near a downed power line, even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity.

DON'T CALL POLICE ABOUT ROAD PLOWING. The Morristown DPW will work as swiftly as it can, police said, on the eve of more snow. Photo by Berit Ollestad

DON’T CALL POLICE ABOUT ROAD PLOWING. The Morristown DPW will work as swiftly as it can, police said, on the eve of more snow. Photo by Berit Ollestad



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