Washington Twp. Opens Weekend Warming Center

Washington Township residents will be able to warm up and charge devices if they lose power during the snowstorm.

Washington Township officials have opened up the Jack Woods Senior Center in the Municipal Complex as a warming center Saturday and Sunday.

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for eastern Bergen County, predicting as much as 14 inches of snowfall possible by Saturday afternon. Heavy winds are also expected, which could knock down tree limbs and cause power outages.

The warming center will be available anytime Saturday and Sunday. Residents just need to stop by the Police Department to inform them that they're going in the center, then they will be able to warm up inside and charge electric devices.

The National Weather Service has predicted temperatures could hit a lot of 10 degrees Saturday night. If there are outages, Bergen may open up its own shelters, County Executive Kathleen Donovan said Thursday.

Officials are also urging any residents who do lose power to inform their power company. 

"Do not assume that they know the power lines are down," Donovan said.

Residents can report outages to PSE&G at 1-800-436-7734.

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TWP. Guy February 09, 2013 at 12:01 PM
Great for the TWP. Their own workers complain it's too cold in the building so lets invite the public to freezing "WARMING CENTER"


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