If your street in Passaic is still a mess?

27 12 2010

If your street in the City Of Passaic is still a mess feel free to call the department of public works at (973) 365-5654

Part 2 Of The Snow Storm Is Here

21 12 2008

The second part of the Snow storm has hit us. Expect 2-5 inches of snow, once again leave extra traveling time.

Troopers, First Responders Struck By Police Cruisers On I-80 Due To Ice At Accident scene.

18 12 2008

Robert Sciarrino/The Star-Ledger A New Jersey State Police car hit by a tractor trailer truck is removed for the scene in Hope Township.A chain-reaction accident involving six vehicles on an icy stretch of Route 80 eastbound near Exit 12 in Hope Township sent 11 people, including four State Troopers, to the hospital with injuries and shut the highway for several hours this morning.

None of the injuries were considered life-threatening and all lanes were reopened by noon, said Sgt. Stephen Jones, a State Police spokesman. Cleanup of the crash continued this afternoon on the shoulder due a spill of about 300 gallons on diesel fuel a tractor trailer, Jones said.Robert Sciarrino/The Star-LedgerA New Jersey State Police car hit by a tractor trailer truck is removed for the scene in Hope Township.
Two State Police cruisers and a Hope Township fire truck were stopped on the side of Route 80 eastbound responding to a one-car accident involving a driver who skidded off the road from black ice, Jones said. As they were tending to the injured driver, Floyd Berger Jr. of Mt. Bethel, Pa., another car lost control on the ice, Jones said.

A pickup truck being driven by Olando Ramos, of East Stroudsburg, Pa., slid out of control and hit a tractor trailer being driven by Francis Goodrich, of West Virginia, Jones said. The tractor trailer jack-knifed and slammed into the parked emergency vehicles on the side of the road, Jones said.

The chain-reaction accident sent the two police cruisers into the crowd of four State Troopers, three firefighters and three EMTs who had responded to the initial accident, Jones said. Several of the emergency responders were struck, Jones said. Berger, the driver who originally skidded off the road, sustained additional injuries in the second crash, Jones said.

“Fortunately, none of the injuries seems serious,” said Jones. “All vehicles involved received moderate to significant damage and were towed. The troopers’ vehicles were totaled.”

All 11 people injured were taken to Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. The four State Police troopers injured were Richard Mandragon, Louis Crisafulli, Tara Cumbo and James Hamill, all of the Hope Township barracks, Jones said. The names of the injured emergency responders were not immediately available, Jones said. NJ.com

New Jersey Gearing Up

18 12 2008

TRENTON, N.J. – Road crews around the state are gearing up Thursday for a winter storm expected to drop as much as 10 inches of snow in northern New Jersey on Friday.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for Warren, Sussex, Morris, Passaic and Bergen counties for Friday morning through late Friday night.

Forecasters expect the storm won’t hit until morning rush hour, with the worst weather coming late Friday afternoon.

“It looks like northern Jersey is definitely going to be hardest hit with the snow,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Bob Wanton. He said the southern half of the state would mostly see sleet and freezing rain.

State road crews said they were prepared to handle whatever the storm brings.

“We’re in a pretty good situation,” said Joseph Orlando, a spokesman for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, which also operates the Parkway.

“All of our equipment is ready to go; it’s not all worn and torn from an entire season of snow,” he said. “We’re pretty much just under full capacity for our salt.”

Alan Hicks, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, said Newark Liberty International Airport was prepared with 500 tons each of salt and sand, as well as thousands of gallons of deicing fluids and snow removal equipment.

Severe Thunderstorm watch in effect today

27 07 2008

Passaic New Jersey- Severe thunderstorm watch is in effect today throughout the day. Conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms to develop. Stay alert, and be prepared to seek shelter if a warning is issued.