MONTVILLE, NJ – Due to the winter storm warning that is in effect from 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4 through 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, Montville Township Police have requested that all parked vehicles be removed from the roads.
The Township is preparing for snow to start just before midnight and last into the day on Wednesday. Reports on the amount of snow expected vary, with estimates ranging from 3 - 5 inches from some sources to 6 - 10 inches from others. The snow is expected to be followed by a mix of sleet and freezing rain with ice accumulations of up to half an inch. The Township Road Department will have crews out clearing the roads throughout the storm, but driving conditions will be hazardous Wednesday morning. The Township is urging residents to use caution when driving and, if at all possible, remain at home to keep the roads clear for the plows to do their job.
This new snowfall and ice conditions on top of the accumulated snow from Monday's storm may cause trees and power lines to fall, disrupting electrical, as well as phone and cable service. Information on power preparedness and generator safety is available on the JCP&L website.
The following Weather Advisory message from JCP&L was issued for the January storms, but the Township communicated that this information is still appropriate:
JCP&L is fully staffed and prepared to respond should any outages occur as a result of today's predicted snow storm. Additional personnel are also on stand by and will be deployed if needed. JCP&L is continuing to monitor the storm and will provide additional updates as conditions warrant.
Customers should immediately report any downed wires to JCP&L or their local police or fire department. Customers should never go near a downed power line. Customers are also reminded to never attempt to remove trees or tree limbs from power lines.
To report power outages call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) or visit the JCP&L 24/7 Power Center. Customers can also obtain a summary of any current outages affecting their town by clicking on the "MyTown" link on the JCP&L 24/7 Power Center outage maps page. The MyTown pages can be accessed at www.firstenergycorp.com/mytown.