Winter Weather Alert
In preparation for the impending snow and to help our First Responders and DPW with snow removal we would like to remind you to please keep your vehicles off the streets during the course of the storm.
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Municipal Parking Lots - All meter fees are waived.
- Lot No. 4, located on the southwesterly side of Morris Avenue adjacent to the Courtesy House.
- Lot No. 5, located on the southwesterly side of Morris Avenue at the intersection of same with Burke Parkway.
- Lot No. 6, located on the southeasterly side of Bonnel Court.
- Lot No. 7, located on the northerly side of Bonnel Court.
- Lot No. 8, located on the northerly side of Stowe Street between Pine Avenue and Emerson Avenue.
- Lot No. 9, located on the southerly side of Stowe Street between Pine Avenue and Emerson Avenue.
- Lot No. 10, located on the westerly side of Caldwell Avenue north of Morris Avenue (Burnet Middle School).
- Lot No. 11, located on Springfield Avenue between Martha and Mary Avenue (Kearse Center).
- Lot No. 12, located on the southwesterly side of Morris Avenue between Grandview Avenue and Floyd Terrace.
- Lot No. 13, located on Stuyvesant Avenue at High Street.
- Lot No. 14, located on the northerly side of Morris Avenue at Lorraine Avenue.
- Lot No. 16, located on the southerly side of Wewanna Avenue east of Chestnut Street.
- Lot No. 18, located on the easterly side of Jeanette Avenue.
- Lot No. 19, located on the westerly side of Jeanette Avenue.
- Lot No. 20, located on the southeasterly side of Caldwell Avenue between Morris Avenue and Berwyn Street (Burnet Middle School).
- Lot No. 21, located on the northerly side of Winslow Avenue (at Biertuempfel Park).
- Lot No. 23, located on Springfield Avenue between Russell Street and Montclair Avenue.
- Lot No. 24, located on the northeasterly side of Morris Avenue, south of Stuyvesant Avenue and contained within the mall (Columbus Park).
- Lot No. 25, located on Swanstrom Place (Department of Public Works).
- Lot No. 30, located on Tucker Avenue between Frances Court and Sinclair Avenue.
- Lot No. 32, located on the southwesterly side of Morris Avenue at Caldwell Avenue.
PSE&G urges its customers to be cautious if they see downed lines. Downed wires should always be considered “live.” Do not approach or drive over a downed line and do not touch anything that the wire is contacting.
To report downed wires or power outages, customers should call PSE&G’s Customer Service line at 1-800-436-PSEG.
PSE&G offers the following tips to customers to prepare:
- Charge your cell phones, tablets and other mobile devices.
- Fill up your car’s fuel tank.
- Ensure you have a battery-powered radio and a supply of fresh batteries.
- Check your supply of flashlights, blankets, nonperishable food and bottled water.
- Have matches and candles with holders on-hand.
- If electricity is interrupted, keep refrigerator doors closed as much as possible.
- Compile a list of emergency phone numbers.
Below are Elizabethtown Gas recommended guidelines associated with natural gas.
Before the storm
- Customers are encouraged to know where their natural gas meter is located.
- Elizabethtown Gas advises customers to leave their gas meter on to maintain proper pressure in the gas piping within their homes or businesses and to prevent water from entering the lines should flooding occur. Most gas appliances have safety valves that shut off the flow of gas automatically if the pilot light goes out.
- Your natural gas service should operate uninterrupted throughout the storm. Only Elizabethtown Gas or emergency personnel should turn the valve off.
- Customers are urged to report a natural gas emergency to the Elizabethtown Gas 24-hour emergency response line at 1-800-492-4009.
During/Immediately after the storm
- Heavy snow and ice may weigh down power lines and tree limbs, causing them to fall. If a natural gas meter is damaged or underground gas line is exposed, immediately leave the area and call the 24-hour emergency response line, 800-492-4009, from a safe location.
- To ensure the safe, proper operation of natural gas appliances, such as a furnace and water heater, and to prevent a potentially hazardous buildup of carbon monoxide within your home or business, ensure that outdoor vent openings and air intakes are not obstructed by snow or ice.
- If you smell the rotten egg odor that is often associated with natural gas or suspect carbon monoxide is present, immediately leave the affected area and call the 24-hour emergency response line at 1-800-492-4009 from a safe location. Never try to identify the source of a leak yourself.
- Following a weather emergency, ensure the gas meter is visible and the area surrounding the meter is free of trash and debris. Mechanical equipment used after the storm to clean up a location may damage the meter if it is hidden.
- Exercise caution removing snow or ice from your natural gas meter assembly. Use your hands or a broom, not a shovel, to brush away snow or ice from your meter and regulator. Never kick or hit your gas meter or its piping with a hammer or any hard object to break away built-up snow or ice.
- If flooding occurs at a residence or business and the gas appliances are or have been submerged under water, do not try to operate the appliances until they have been inspected by a qualified plumber or heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) professional.
For more information, visit www.ElizabethtownGas.com.