January 6, 2022
WINTER STORM WARNING – Update #1
The National Weather Service has just upgraded our area to a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 10:00 pm tonight until 10:00am Friday. Snowfall totals are currently expected to be between 3 to 6 inches with the most snow falling between 1am and 7am. Travel could be very difficult and the conditions will impact the Friday morning commute.
Please use the time now to prepare. We remind residents of the following:
- Remove vehicles and obstructions such as basketball hoops from the roads before you head to bed this evening. As per ordinance, roads must be clear during snow plow operations.
- Do not clear your driveway all the way to the street before our snowplows have cleared the roads. Doing so greatly increases the chances of snow blocking your driveway. NOTE: If you have an emergency, our first responders will get to you even if your driveway has not been plowed.
- Please review the ‘Surviving the Snow’ on pages 22 and 23 of the Recycling Calendar and linked HERE for tips, important numbers and websites.
- We ask for your patience as the Department of Public Works clears our 200 miles of roadway. Note it takes DPW 10 hours to clear 4 inches of snowfall.
Snow and wind can lead to outages. Please keep the following information at hand:
- Report any outages directly to JCP&L by calling 888-LIGHTSS (888-544-4877).
- Set up JCP&L text reporting now by texting ‘REG’ to 544487 to get started. You will need your 12-digit account number and zip code.
- Assume all downed wires are live and dangerous and report to Marlboro Police at 732-536-0100.
- Optimum website how to stay connected when the power is out, how to report an outage, FAQ and more.
We ask that if possible, you stay off the roads allowing clear passage for plows and emergency vehicles. Please listen to local weather forecasts as they can change quickly. We will send updates via email, website and social media.
Mayor Jon Hornik