EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick has been placed on a blizzard watch -meaning that conditions are favorable for a blizzard to occur - for the next 24 to 36 hours, says Austin Kosik, Emergency Management Coordinator. "We are prepared for power outages, trees down, blowing and drifting snow here in East Brunswick." According to Kosik, "This loooks like a 1/2 cord of wood for the fireplace snowstorm."
Residents are advised to get their property ready. Kosik reminds everyone to make sure that the areas around fire hydrants are clear of snow as soon as possible. People should be aware that holiday lights and ornaments that remain up can be tossed easily in a strong wind. Remove basketball hoops from the street. If you have put a Christmas tree out to the curb, pull it out of the street and up onto the lawn so that "we can let the plows plow," says Kosik.
Though the emergency services of the township are "ready to go and to take on the event," residents should remember that the no on-street parking rules will be enforced so that plowing and salting services can be delivered.
"The good news," says Kosik, "is that there will be no lines at Crystal Springs and the pollen count will be very low."
Follow East Brunswick emergency services on Twitter - #austinkosik for timely updates. Residents can get Nixle reports sent to their phones if emergencies occur. This year, emergency services will also use Periscope to stream live video from around town.