As the Township prepares for a winter storm (Thursday, February 18 into Friday, February 19), the Department of Public Works and Emergency Management personnel are continuing to monitoring the forecast.
Depending on the duration and amount of snowfall, Township trucks may plow your street several times. We ask that all vehicles be parked off the street and in driveways, to help plows navigate safely and efficiently. Where driveways are not available, please limit parking to one side of the street. Please stay home and off the road for the duration of the storm. Limiting travel during and immediately after snowfall allows plow crews and emergency personnel to do their job safely, and greatly reduces the potential for accidents.
Please note: There will be no trash or recycling collection on Thursday, February 18. This will result in a one day delay. The drop-off site at DPW will be closed on 2/18. We will continue to keep you posted with any updates. We ask that you share this information with friends and neighbors who may not have received it.
Here are some helpful hints to make snow removal less frustrating:
- Remove portable basketball nets and trash/recycling containers from the street in front of your house. Place them on the grass strip between the curb and your sidewalk.
- Do not park cars on the street from one hour after the snow has continuously fallen until 12 hours after the snow has stopped. This speeds the removal process and prevents cars from being plowed in.
- If possible, wait until the township trucks have made at least three passes on your street before cleaning your driveway.
- Do NOT shovel or blow snow into the street. Snow blowers should be adjusted so they blow snow toward your house.
- To ensure the safety of pedestrians, residents must remove snow from sidewalks following a snow fall.
- Be sure to shovel around your mailbox and fire hydrants near your house for your safety and your neighbors' safety.
When snowfall stops, it can take an additional eight hours to complete the snow-removal operation. Public Works employees will be working continuously to provide the best possible service to residents, and to ensure roads are cleared as quickly and safely as possible.
Thank you and stay safe!