A Winter Storm Warning

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Winter Storm Warning is in effect from December 16th , 12 PM EST until December 17th, 10 AM EST. This storm has the potential of dropping 12-20 inches of snow along with sleet and wind gusts. We ask all residents to prepare and if you have a power outage; please report it using one of the following methods:
  • Text OUT to 544487 (LIGHTS)
  • Call 888-LIGHTSS (888-544-4877)
  • One at www.firstenergycorp.com from your desktop computer, laptop or mobile device
FirstEnergy encourages customers to plan ahead for the possibility of electric service interruptions from winter weather by following these tips:
  • Keep electronic devices such as cell phones, laptops and tablet computers fully charged to be ready for any emergencies.
  • Keep a flashlight, portable radio and extra batteries handy in the event a power interruption occurs. Tune to a local station for current storm information.
  • Never use a portable generator inside the house or a closed garage in the event of a power outage. Ensure the proper generator is selected and installed by a qualified electrician. When operating a generator, the power coming into the home should always be disconnected. Otherwise, power from the generator could be sent back onto the utility lines, creating a hazardous situation for utility workers.
  • Gather extra blankets or a sleeping bag for each person. Do not use gas stoves, kerosene heaters or other open-flame heat sources to prevent deadly carbon monoxide gas from building up in your home.
  • If you have a water well and pump, keep an emergency supply of bottled water and/or fill your bathtub with fresh water.
  • Stock an emergency supply of convenience foods that do not require cooking.
  • Mobile phones can be charged in your vehicle using a car charger when the power is out. If you have a smart phone, this will ensure you have access to online information sources.
Here’s What You Can Do To Help:
  • Please assist the Department of Public Works by removing all vehicles from the road during snow removal operations. While parking is prohibited in designated areas, the Township would ask that you be courteous to your neighbors, our DPW professionals, and all our first responders. Help keep our roads as clean and accessible as possible
  • Place trash and recycling carts out after roads have been cleared (Trash & Recycling cancelled 12/17)
  • Wait until the street has been plowed to the edge of pavement before shoveling the street end of your driveway
  • Have contractors keep the plowed snow on your property wherever possible
  • Clear the snow from around fire hydrants and catch basin inlets
  • Please limit your vehicular travel; emergency and essential trips only
  • Check on your neighbors, especially elderly neighbors who are unable to shovel
  • Children should be cautioned about the dangers of sledding on the street
  • Please shovel sidewalks as soon as possible to ensure pedestrian safety
Thank you for your assistance in helping your neighbors, the Township, DPW professionals, and all our first responders ensure the safest roadways possible during this winter storm.
Warming and charging stations in the event of a power outage will be located at the following locations:
–         Municipal Building, 50 Woodland Avenue
–         Mt. Kemble Firehouse, 1 Springbrook Road
–         Fairchild Firehouse, 2 Burnham Road
Morris Township | www.morristwp.com

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