Get frequent updates on parking restrictions, snow removal and more by text or email.
Just a few hours into Friday's Winter Storm, local police departments have already sent out numerous snow-related updates and information via text and email—with more to come throughout the night and into Saturday. Alerts have included vital information about snow removal ordinances, parking restrictions and school closings. Caldwell, North Caldwell and West Caldwell are all using systems which allow towns and police to communicate with residents, business owners and others by landlines and cell phones, as well as email and text. You can sign up quickly and easily on the towns' individual websites: Plus, follow a running list of cancellations and snow-related news on Caldwells Patch.
Caldwell towns using cell phones, texts and more to communicate with residents during emergencies.
More than a month after Sandy turned out the lights, and the television, laptops, etc., local officials are reminding residents about the value of being registered for emergency notifications. Caldwell, North Caldwell and West Caldwell are all using systems which allow towns to communicate with residents, business owners and others by landlines and cell phones, as well as email and text. In North Caldwell, the mayor and police department turned numerous times to its Nixle system to send email and text alerts to residents after Superstorm Sandy left 100 percent of the borough without power. Dozens of messages provided information about road and school closures, hurricane safety tips, the opening of a warming center at the firehouse and more…