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HURRICANE SANDY UPDATE – NOV. 1 9:00 AM

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HURRICANE SANDY UPDATE – NOV. 1 9:00 AM

THE VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD CONTINUES TO WORK TO CLEAR ROADS AND WORK WITH PSE&G SO THEY CAN RESTORE POWER.  AS WE CONTINUE OUR EFFORTS TO UPDATE OUR RESIDENTS, PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING:

RIDGEWOOD WATER ASKS THAT RESIDENTS CONTINUE TO CONSERVE WATER.

THE RECYCLING CENTER WILL BE OPEN SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 8AM-3PM AND ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 7AM-2PM.  IN ADDITION TO ACCEPTING RECYCLING, THEY WILL BE ACCEPTING HO– USEHOLD GARBAGE.

RESIDENTS ARE REMINDED THAT BRANCHES ARE NOT PERMITTED TO BE PLACED ON THE STREET. PLEASE CONTINUE TO BRING BRANCHES TO THE EAST GLEN RECYLING CENTER.

RIDGEWOOD SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED TODAY ANDTOMORROW.  HOWEVER, SOMERVILLE SCHOOL WILL BE OPENTODAY, THURSDAY, FROM 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM FOR RESIDENTS TO RECHARGE CELL PHONES AND LAPTOPS.  BE ADVISED THERE IS NO WIFI AVAILABLE AT SOMERVILLE SCHOOL.

WITH THE COLD WEATHER APPROACHING, PLEASE CHECK ON YOUR NEIGHBORS. IF YOU HAVE POWER, PLEASE REACH OUT TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND OFFER ANY ASSISTANCE YOU CAN GIVE.

PLEASE ENSURE GENERATORS ARE KEPT OUTSIDE AND AWAY FROM DOORS AND WINDOWS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON GENERATOR SAFETY, GO TO OEM.RIDGEWOODNJ.NET AND LOOK UNDER “NEWS AND INFORMATION” FOR THE “HOW TO GUIDES.”

BERGEN COUNTY’S SHELTER AT BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN PARAMUS IS OPEN FOR THOSE RESIDENTS NEEDING SHELTER.

THE CONDITIONS OUTDOORS REMAIN DANGEROUS DUE TO DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES.  DOWNED WIRES SHOULD ALWAYS BE CONSIDERED “LIVE.”  STAY AWAY FROM ALL DOWNED LINES.  DO NOT APPROACH OR DRIVE OVER A DOWNED LINE AND DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING IN CONTACT WITH THE WIRE.

CONTINUE TO VISIT OEM.RIDGEWOODNJ.NET AND VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD AND RIDGEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT FACEBOOK PAGES FOR UPDATES.

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