PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Piscataway Police Department issued an alert Sunday evening requesting residents to be patient as the Department of Public Works (DPW) continues snow removal efforts from Winter Storm Jonas.
The alert states that the DPW “continues to work diligently and methodically in plowing township streets curb to curb.
Plow crews have made significant progress on major and main roadways. Secondary roads, side streets and intersections have been a challenge for crews due to very high snow drifts, parked and even abandoned vehicles left on some roadways. Many streets required six and eight passes instead of two or three to effectively clear the roadway.
Efforts of plow crews were also hampered by motorists who chose not to heed requests to limit non-essential travel, which often resulted in them becoming disabled in snow drifts.
The township countered this extreme 24-hour plus snow event by deploying additional resources and heavy construction equipment, many which are still engaged in snow removal operations.
Again, please do not plow, snow blow or shovel your driveway into the street. This makes it dangerous for your neighbors and hinders clearing operations.
We ask for your continued patience as we tackle our 190 miles of roadway surface.
The snow storm has had a significant impact in our immediate area and we hope to have all township roadways passable by Monday at 6 p.m.
Many roads across NJ still have snow cover, or have lanes partially blocked by snow. Use extreme caution on side roads and at intersections if you must drive.”