East Brunswick Prepares For Major Winter Storm

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ--As the second Nor’Easter of the week bears down on the East Coast, A winter storm warning has been issued for the entire area, and Governor Phil Murphy has declared a state of emergency that will last until Thursday morning for the entire state of New Jersey.  A mix of snow and rain will start overnight, with a period of all rain likely at the beginning. When the storm changes back to all snow during mid-morning, it will likely snow heavily through mid-afternoon. Total accumulations of 8 inches or more are likely if the storm holds its current track.

East Brunswick Township Office of Emergency Management, along with Mayor Brad Cohen, and the East Brunswick Police Department have issued the following reminders:

Township Ordinance prohibits parking on any street during a snow event; this is to ensure that we can safely and efficiently operate our snow removal equipment.  Enforcement will occur for non-compliance.
                                                      
Please remove any other obstacles on the street such as basketball systems, garbage cans, recycling can, and anything that can effect snow plowing services.
                                                                                                 
Please shovel out any fire hydrants in front of your house.
                                      
Please clear a path to your front door in the event that emergency workers need to access your residence.
                                                        
Please understand that due to continuous snow plowing operations on the roadway the bottom portion of your driveway may have to be cleaned several times.  The snow plows will be making numerous passes on the roadways and may affect any snow shoveling you may have completed.  
              
The gusty winds will have the potential to bring down tree limbs and power lines. Be prepared for the possibility of power outages and loss of heat.  Please use care if you need the use of a generator. 
                                     
Charge up electronic devices ahead of time and be sure to have a flashlight, portable radio and batteries.
                                                             
Check on elderly neighbors and relatives, especially in the event of a power outage.
  
Please check the township website for additional updates at www.eastbrunswick.org, as well as here at TapInto East Brunswick

For continuous alerts, please follow us on Twitter:
@EBpolicedept or @austinkosik – emergency management coordinator.
  
REPORTING POWER OUTAGES:
PSEG 1-800-436-7734
                                                                                             
JCPL  1-888-544-4877 

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