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UPDATE JANUARY 12, 2024 @ 5:30AM

  • Two Bridges Road heading into Lincoln Park
  • Horseneck Road at Hollywood Ave.
  • Camp Lane (north side)
  • Commerce Road
  • Stewart Place
  • Ray Place
  • Riveredge Drive/ Courter Place
  • Bloomfield Avenue
  • Little Falls/Pier
  • Brook Street
  • 1275 Bloomfield Ave (lot)

 UPDATE JANUARY 11, 2024 @ 6:00PM

This is an updated message from the Fairfield Office of Emergency Management regarding current and potential flood conditions. The State of New Jersey and The Township of Fairfield are still in a state of emergency.

 The Passaic River has reached its first predicted crest and is currently at 21 feet.  We are now actively monitoring another rain event expected to occur tomorrow evening, January 12th, into Saturday morning.  At this time, the anticipated rainfall shows the river will crest on Sunday, January 14th at approximately 22.1 feet.  Please keep in mind that these are just projections based on the anticipated rainfall.  The actual river projection will be more accurate after the rain has fallen.

 As of this report, the following major roadways remain closed:

  • Bloomfield Avenue (West Caldwell Border)
  • Horseneck Road from Hollywood Avenue to the Montville Town Line
  • Two Bridges Road into Lincoln Park
  • Little Falls Road near Pier Lane and Carlos Drive

 It is important that residents who have water in their basements and who also have water surrounding their homes at the same time, resist the idea of pumping out their basement until the water surrounding their home recedes.

The sandbag station remains open on a 24-hour basis at the Fairfield Library.

For more information relating to this flood emergency or to see a list of all affected roadways, citizens can go to the Township of Fairfield’s website at www.Fairfieldnj.org. You can also call the Township’s Office of Emergency Management at (201) 522-9267 and speak live with an officer.  This phone will remain available throughout this emergency.

UPDATE JANUARY 11, 2024 @ 9:00AM

This is an updated message from the Fairfield Office of Emergency Management regarding current and potential flood conditions. The State of New Jersey and The Township of Fairfield are still in a state of emergency. 

The Passaic River is nearing its first predicted crest and is currently at 20.74’.  The most recent predictions using the Pinebrook River gauge indicate that the river will continue to rise slightly today reaching a crest of 21.1’ later this evening.  

The Office of Emergency Management is closely watching the predicted rain Friday night.  Predictions for this Friday event are uncertain; however, the river is once again predicted to rise to 21.7’ late Saturday night into Sunday.  Updates will be given as this forecast evolves.

As of this report, the following major roadways remain closed:

  • Bloomfield Avenue (West Caldwell Border)
  • Horseneck Road from Hollywood Avenue to the Montville Town Line
  • Two Bridges Road into Lincoln Park
  • Little Falls Road near Pier Lane and Carlos Drive

 It is important that residents who have water in their basements and who also have water surrounding their homes at the same time, resist the idea of pumping out their basement until the water surrounding their home recedes. 

For more information relating to this flood emergency or to see a list of all affected roadways, citizens can go to the Township of Fairfield’s website at www.Fairfieldnj.org. You can also call the Township’s Office of Emergency Management at (201) 522-9267 to speak live with an officer.  This phone will remain available throughout this emergency.

UPDATE JANUARY 11, 2024 @ 6:00AM

FLOODED ROADS

  • Two Bridges Road heading into Lincoln Park
  • Horseneck Road at Big Piece
  • Gardner/Stewart
  • Matt Drive
  • Camp Lane (north side)
  • Commerce Road
  • Stewart Place
  • Montesano Road
  • Ray Place
  • Poplar Place
  • Riveredge Drive/ Courter Place
  • Bloomfield Avenue
  • Little Falls/Pier
  • Brook Street
  • 1275 Bloomfield Ave (lot)

UPDATE JANUARY 10 @ 6:00pm

This is an updated message from the Fairfield Office of Emergency Management regarding current flooding conditions. 

As of today, January 10, 2024, the Passaic River Gauge at Pinebrook showed the river height to be 19.71 feet at 4:15pm. The latest prediction indicates that the Passaic River is now expected to crest at an elevation of 21.2 feet on January 12th at 1 am. 

Currently, water continues to rise, and residents and business owners are encouraged to monitor conditions as they can change quickly. As a reminder, citizens are encouraged to limit travel and to never drive through flood water. 

The following major roadways are closed/flooded as of this report:

  • Two Bridges Road into Lincoln Park and Wayne
  • Currently, Horseneck Road is starting to take on water across the roadway.  We anticipate Horseneck Road closing sometime during the overnight hours tonight and remaining closed for Thursday and Friday.  

To see a list of all affected roadways and precautions that can be taken to protect your property, citizens can go to the Township of Fairfield’s website at www.Fairfieldnj.org. You can also call the Township’s Office of Emergency Management at (201) 522-9267. This phone will remain available throughout this emergency.

A sandbag station remains open at the Fairfield Public Library on a 24-hour basis.

The Office of Emergency Management attempts to provide our community with the best available flood information that it can, based upon current and historical data. However, because each potential flood is different, how it impacts areas of town may also be different.

UPDATE JANUARY 10, 2024 @ 5:00PM

Flooded Roads

  • Two Bridges Road heading into Lincoln Park
  • Matt Drive
  • Dwight Place between 24-28
  • Camp Lane (north side)
  • Commerce Road
  • Stewart Place
  • Montesano Road
  • Ray Place by the pumphouse

UPDATE January 10, 2024 @ 12:00pm

Mayor Galese gave an update stating that the Fairfield Police, Fire and Department of Public Works have been out working in the Township throughout the storm period.  Please keep in mind, that the Passaic River will not crest for some hours.  Stay informed by checking the website and TV Channels 34 and 43 for future announcements ~ Thank you.

UPDATE January 10, 2024 @ 7:00am

Flooded Roads

  • Matt Drive
  • Dwight Place
  • Gloria Lane
  • Audrey Place
  • Kaplan Drive
  • Kulick Road
  • Just Road by #23
  • Montesano Road
  • Ray Place by the pumphouse
  • Lehigh Drive

UPDATE January 9, 2024 @ 6:00 PM

This message is from The Fairfield Office of Emergency Management regarding flooding preparedness.  

 As of 5pm today, the State of New Jersey as well as the Fairfield Office of Emergency Management have both declared states of emergency. 

The Passaic River is now projected to rise to 21.9’ by Thursday January 11, 2024 at 1:00am.  With these levels, the Township is expected to have major flooding that may affect homes and businesses.  For comparison, the final crest height for the river in the December storm was 21.52.”  

All citizens and business owners are encouraged to avoid non-essential travel as many roadways will become impassable beginning tomorrow.  Do not drive through standing water as this could be extremely dangerous.   For residents that are located in a known flood area, you can park your vehicle at the township Library.

The Township has set up a sandbag station located at the Fairfield Library, which will remain open for township residents only.  This will remain open 24 hours a day.

Please be advised that while we are trying to give businesses and residents an idea of the areas and streets affected by the flooding, these are estimates based on previous flooding events.  All flooding events are unique. 

Additional updates can be found on the Township website www.fairfieldnj.org, channel 34 or 43, as well as our social media platforms.   You can also call the Township’s flood hotline at 201-522-9267 during normal business hours.

UPDATE Tuesday, January 9, 2024 8:00 am

PSE&G Winter Storm Finn Information  

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  UPDATE Monday, January 8, 2024 @ 3:20pm

 

The Fairfield Office of Emergency Management is monitoring the Passaic River in preparation for Winter Storm Finn and the associated rainfall.


At this time, the National Weather Service is predicting rain to begin on Tuesday 1/9 and continue into early Wednesday morning, with the heaviest precipitation predicted to fall Tuesday evening.   Currently, the river is expected to reach 21'9" by 1am, Thursday morning. We are expecting major flooding if these levels are reached.


The Township will be opening a sandbag station at the Fairfield Public Library.  This will be open for residents only starting today at 4:00pm.


The Fairfield Office of Emergency Management is continuing to monitor the forecast should any of these predictions change. Updates will be provided as necessary.


You can find updates on the Township website www.fairfieldnj.org Channel 34 or 43, and we will be broadcasting important information through our NIXLE system as well as other social media platforms.