THURS., JAN. 4, 2018
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CALLS FOR 4”- 8” SNOW ACCUMULATION
RESIDENTS TO PLACE TRASH CONTAINERS AT CURB FOR 2:00 AM
COLLECTION ON THURSDAY
Residents & Businesses Reminded to Remove Vehicles from Designated Snow Emergency Streets to Allow for Plowing & Emergency Operations
WOODBRIDGE – Mayor John E. McCormac and the Woodbridge Township Office of Emergency Management announced that the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Thurs., Jan. 4, 2018. The National Weather Service Winter Storm Watch is calling for a 4-8 inch accumulation of snow, with heaviest accumulation predicted from 4:00 AM through 3:00 PM on Thursday. Extremely high winds, freezing temperatures with wind chill factors well below zero are predicted.
The Woodbridge Office of Emergency Management reminds residents and business owners that vehicles must be removed from streets designated as Snow Emergency Routes in order to keep the streets open for plowing and snow removal operations for 24-36 hours beyond the end of the storm. (Complete list of Woodbridge Township snow emergency streets is posted on the Township web page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us).
Parking prohibitions will remain in effect until streets and roadways have been plowed and on-street parking will not interfere with snow removal operations and/or the normal flow of traffic. To assist plowing and snow removal efforts throughout the Township, residents are encouraged to park vehicles in driveways and off streets wherever possible. Residents are reminded to not push snow into plowed streets. Please assist emergency crews by uncovering fire hydrants that may be located on or near residential property.
Township businesses and property owners are reminded to keep sidewalks, driveways and public thorofares free of snow and ice. Township ordinance requires property owners to maintain clear pedestrian walkways and sidewalks by removing accumulated snow and ice from sidewalk areas within 24 hours after the end of the storm.
The Department of Public Works closely monitors weather conditions and is at the ready to begin pre-treatment of streets, salting, plowing and appropriate public safety operations. Township Public Works crews have been pre-scheduled to conduct around-the-clock plowing and salting operations for the upcoming 24-36 hours as needed and will concentrate plowing on primary roads first, followed by secondary roads and then cul-de-sacs and dead ends. Woodbridge Township plow operations do not include state and county highways.
Woodbridge Town Hall offices and services will remain open on Thurs., Jan. 4, 2018.
Woodbridge Township residents should tune to local TV news and weather reports, TV-35, or log-on to the Township Web Page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for weather information or specific storm-related announcements.