Winter Storm Jonas Update #2
The National Weather Service has updated our area to a Blizzard Watch beginning late Friday night through Sunday morning. A Blizzard Watch means that there is a potential for heavy snow and strong winds with snow accumulations of 10 to 18 inches. I have activated the Marlboro’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) they have begun the necessary preparations.
We have learned from past weather emergencies that multiple lines of communication are imperative. Please visit http://www.marlboro-nj.gov/resident-communications.html and register for email and social media. We also suggest that your register both your home and cell phones since most home phones are unable to receive reverse 911 calls during a power outage.
In advance of the storm, the Marlboro Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has suspended all curbside brush pickup immediately. No additional debris may be placed curbside until further notice by the OEM. The Township Recycling Yard will be closed on Saturday. Please check with your private garbage company for trash pickup suspensions. Residents are reminded, per Township ordinance, to remove vehicles and all other items from the roadways when the road is snow covered. This allows the plows to clear more effectively, and reduces the likelihood of damage to vehicles.
Please review the Surviving the Snow brochure in the centerfold of your DPW Recycling Calendar or on line at 'Surviving the Snow' . This blizzard brings with it high winds and a chance of power outages. Report outages directly to JCP&L using one of their many methods available. You may call JCP&L at 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877), 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. For easier reporting, please download the app and register in advance.
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. The Marlboro Police Department is available 24 hours a day at (732) 536-0100. For emergencies, do not hesitate to call 9-1-1.
You can find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/marlborotownship.nj and Twitter @MarlboroTwp as well as my Facebook page. We will continue to update the public through social media, email, and reverse 9-1-1. Please stay safe, make sure your cell phones are charged and your flashlight has fresh batteries. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and assistance.
Mayor Jon Hornik