January 5, 2017
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for our area in effect from 8:00pm this evening until 6:00am Friday. Snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are expected with up to 4 inches possible. The snowfall is expected to overspread the area from west to east between 8 and 11 this evening, with snow becoming steadier late and overnight. The Marlboro Department of Public Works is pretreating main roads in advance of the weather event; still travel may be hazardous tonight through Friday morning.
It bears repeating that having multiple lines of communication between the township and our residents is important. If you have not done so already, please visit our “Communications for Residents” section on the Township Website www.marlboro-nj.gov/resident-communications and sign up for any or all of the communication options available. Please register your home and cell phones for Police reverse 9-1-1 calls and text message updates. Sign up for Township email blasts and find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/marlborotownship.nj and Twitter @MarlboroTwp as well as my Facebook page.
Please take a moment to locate and review the “Surviving the Snow” BROCHURE that may be found in on line for easy access to emergency phone numbers and websites. Check the Township website Storm Updates http://www.marlboro-nj.gov/storm/Storm_updates.html for past preparedness information.
We remind you that power outages should be reported directly to JCP&L using one of their many methods available. You may call JCP&L at 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report your outage, click here to report your outage online or here for text messaging. Outage information is also available on JCP&L’s 24/7 Power Center Maps and on the JCP&L Facebook page. Please immediately report downed wires to JCP&L or the Marlboro Division of Police. Never go near a downed power line, even if you think it is no longer carrying electricity.
As always, the Marlboro Police Department is available 24 hours a day at (732) 536-0100. For emergencies, please do not hesitate to call 9-1-1. We will continue to update the public through email, reverse 9-1-1 and social media, as necessary. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and assistance.
Mayor Jon Hornik