The Borough of Madison continuously monitors storms that have a potential impact on Madison. In the event of sever weather, Madison residents are reminded of the below important information.
If needed, the Borough will activate the Office of Emergency Management (OEM). In the event that the OEM is activated, all calls that are not an emergency will be picked up 24 hours a day by calling the OEM number at (973) 408-8787.
POSTED 1/19/2019 AT 12:10pm
The storm which is forecasted to take place this afternoon/evening continues to be complicated to track. AS we continue to monitor the weather, we are expecting snow to begin around 4-5 p.m. and continue until approximately midnight, at which point it will turn to freezing rain and sleet, which will continue until mid-day Sunday.
Models show snow totals between 2-6” as well as ice totals of up to a quarter of an inch.
Temperatures will be all over the place, ranging from 30’s today and tomorrow but dropping to the 20’s on Sunday afternoon and then down to a low of 8 degrees for Sunday evening. This change in temperatures will bring a flash freeze to Madison.
At this point, Madison Department of Public Works is prepared to treat all borough roadways by plowing, salting, etc. Please note that although a roadway might be plowed, it does not mean you should get into a vehicle and drive, as black ice is possible throughout the duration of this storm due to the freezing rain/sleet and dropping temperatures.
We remind all residents that in the event of a power outage, or downed lines, please do not approach, and call 973-966-7330 which is answered 24/7/365. We ask that you reserve 911 for emergencies only.
The Madison Police and Fire Departments are prepared to respond to emergencies if needed. Madison Police Department can be reached for non-emergencies 24/7 at 973-593-3000.
Governor Murphy has declared a state of emergency, effective from 12:00 p.m. on January 19, 2019 until it is determined that an emergency no longer exists.
Throughout the duration of the storm we will continue to update Madison residents via borough social media, Rosenet.org and when necessary, Nixle.
We ask all residents to be smart, stay warm and most importantly, be safe!
POSTED 1/18/2019 AT 4:15pm
The Borough of Madison is continuing to monitor the weekend winter weather that is forecasted for the area. As of this message, Madison is projected to receive between 3.0” to 6.0” of snow/sleet Saturday night into Sunday morning followed by freezing rain and a deep freeze.
Residents are asked to use caution on roadways and only travel if necessary. Staying off the road will allow for the Department of Public Works to plow and treat borough roadways without disruptions.
Now is the time to make sure that your car is filled with gas and that generators are topped off with fuel and working properly.
Madison Police Department is operational 24/7. In the event of a power outage, please contact 973-966-7330 which is answered 24/7/365. We ask that you reserve 911 for emergencies only.
In the event you come across a downed utility line, observe extra caution and DO NOT TOUCH OR GO NEAR IT and immediately contact Madison Police at 973-593-3000.
Updates throughout the weekend will be made via Borough social media, Rosenet.org and Nixle.
Most importantly, we ask all residents to stay warm and safe!
Residents who are left without power are encouraged to call (973) 966-7330 to report their outage. This number is answered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
In the event of severe weather, residents should immediately report downed wires to the Madison Electric Department at the number listed above. Residents should never go near a downed power line, even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity. Extra caution should be used in areas where downed lines are tangled in trees or other debris. Motorists are cautioned to treat intersections with inoperable traffic signals as four-way stops.
Residents are urged to register for NotiftMe & Nixle to receive urgent notifications throughout the duration of the storm. In addition, all correspondence will be posted to Rosenet and on the Borough social media channels:
The Borough of Madison is continuing to monitor the inbound weather event that will impact Madison. The snow that is anticipated to arrive later this evening (Thursday) and fall into tomorrow morning (Friday) appears to be a minor storm, with accumulations between 1.0” – 2.0”.
Madison Department of Public Works is currently applying a salt paste pre-treatment to all borough roadways, and will have crews ready to treat roadways when accumulation occurs. In addition, Madison Police, Fire and Electric Departments have adequate employees ready to be dispatched in the event of emergencies and power outages.
The weekend storm system is currently a changing storm system. Due to the data and forecasts varying over the course of the next 24 hours, the borough is closely monitoring the weather system and will continue to provide updates as necessary.
“Madison officials held an internal pre-storm meeting this afternoon, where it was determined that we are ready and prepared for both storms - the one late this evening and the one that is forecasted to begin on Sunday afternoon into Monday morning,” said Mayor Robert H. Conley. “All departments that are critical during these times have met and prepared required equipment and personnel. The Department of Public works is prepared to treat and maintaining roadways as the weather shifts from snow to freezing rain, followed by a quick change of temperature. As with any storm, I ask that all residents please obey direction and communication from borough officials, so that we can safely treat and clear roadways,” continued Conley.
We encourage residents to remain off the roadways when snow accumulation takes place, to allow for the Department of Public Works, Morris County and State DOT crews to plow and treat covered roadways. Residents are reminded that in the event of a power outage to please call (973) 966-7330 which is answered 24/7/365. Please reserve 911 for emergencies only.
Updates, as necessary, will be posted on borough social media (Facebook & Twitter), www.Rosenet.org and sent out via Nixle.
A copy of the release can be found here.
Overnight parking has been suspended on all borough streets for tonight, Thursday, January 17th.
UPDATED 12/13/2018 9:15 A.M.
Snow flurries have begun in Madison, and will gradually build throughout the next 1-2 hours, becoming steadier at times, with a coating of 1.0” possible. Madison Department of Public Works has its trucks out and treating the roads to ensure a safe commute for all.
Did you make your winter shovel or ice scraper purchase? Got gloves? You may want to get that accomplished TODAY! Current forecast data suggests that we will be dealing with snow tomorrow, Thursday November 15th, with a start time between 11am and 2pm. The snow will turn steady and even heavy at times soon after onset. It is possible that all surfaces including pavements will be covered. The snow will eventually mix or change to sleet. Sleet then changes to freezing rain late in the evening with the possibility of additional icing. Current accumulation data has a range of 2-5” of snow with ice both of which is dependent on location, elevation etc.
Madison Department of Public Works is prepared in the event snow accumulations occur in Madison. As soon as the snow removal/cleaning is completed, DPW will return to picking of leaves.
Please be mindful of roadway conditions and leave additional travel time to get to your destination.