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Westfield, NJ Police Department
Wednesday December 16th, 2020 :: 05:02 p.m. EST


Winter storm preparations update

Winter Storm Preparation Update: December 16, 5:00PM

Westfield remains under a Winter Storm Warning issued by the National Weather Service until 1:00PM on Thursday, with heavy snowfall expected and wind gusts up to 45MPH. The Department of Public Works began pre-treating roads throughout Town this morning.

Governor Murphy has declared a State of Emergency through 1:00PM on Thursday, during which time only essential travel is permitted. Please stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary.

Now is a good time to remove cars from the street in order to help facilitate plowing efforts. Residents are reminded that cars are not permitted on the street in more than three inches of snow. Public Works will begin plowing after three inches of snow have accumulated. Please be patient as they work to get to each road in Town, which will take some time. To avoid having plowed snow pushed onto cleared areas, the Town advises waiting until plowing is complete before clearing sidewalks.

The Westfield Fire Department reminds residents not to run any type of fuel-powered equipment inside of your home or in any enclosed space such as a garage, even if the garage door is open. This includes generators, gas grills, charcoal grills and portable fireplaces. All equipment should be at least 15 feet from your home. Running fuel powered equipment in or too close to an enclosed structure, including a garage with its door open, can lead to deadly carbon monoxide poisoning. Make sure all candles and all fires inside an approved wood burning stove or fireplace are attended to at all times. In addition, ensure that the tailpipe of your vehicle is completely clear of snow or ice before starting your engine.

Our recycling contractor, Giordano, has confirmed that Ward 4 collection has been rescheduled for Friday, December 18.

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To report downed tree limbs, please use the Westfield Connect app.

For power outages, notify PSE&G by texting OUT to 4PSEG (47734), by visiting their website at, or by calling 1-800-436-PSEG (7734).

For details about parking rules and plowing operations, visit

Westfield, NJ Police Department
425 E Broad St
Westfield, NJ 07090

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 908-789-4000

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