MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Town officials are calling the blizzard that hit Mountainside with force last weekend an “historic” storm. Here are some of the numbers that illustrate its impact:
7 — DPW employees worked straight during and after the storm begining Saturday, Jan. 23 through Sunday, Jan. 24.
2 — Number of calls the Mountainside Fire Department went out on in a 24-hour period. -- Two fire alarms with no fires.
3 — Approximate feet of snow that fell on areas of Mountainside during the blizzard, according to an estimate by Public Works Director Ron Romak.
10,000,000 — Cubic feet of snow moved by the DPW and outside vendors throughout the Borough according to Borrough Administrator Jim Debbie.
5 — Number of Volunteer Rescue Squad calls -- one was received at 2:30 a.m. at the height of the blizzard. All were transported to Overlook Hospital.
1 — Day Mountainside Public Schools closed due to the storm plus a two hour delay on Tuesday.