MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Middletown Public Information office has issued the following winter storm update on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.
- Tatum, Townsend, and Deepdale areas are in progress.
- Four Winds area in progress.
- Manor Parkway area in progress.
- Hillside neighborhood is cleared, but icy conditions being worked on now.
The vast majority of other areas have been done once. Crews will be going back to widen lanes throughout the day. Hilly streets will be re-salted and sanded throughout the day as well.
Please use caution when traveling. Crews will continue to plow roads to improve conditions. Temperatures are expected to remain below 20 degrees today. Salt and brine become significantly less effective when temperatures fall below 20 degrees
Municipal Offices Delayed Opening
Due to road conditions, municipal offices will not open until 11 am on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. The library will remain closed on Wednesday.
Garbage and Recycling Collection Cancelled
Recycling is cancelled township-wide today. There is no garbage collection within the garbage district today.
Please remember 9-1-1 is for emergencies only.
Snow Plowing - To aid the Public Works Department in clearing the streets, please do not throw snow back into the street and do not plow snow into the roadway.
Sidewalks - For the safety of pedestrians, please remember that township ordinances require that sidewalks be cleared of snow and ice 24 hours after the snowfall ends.
Fire Hydrants – Do not bury fire hydrants with snow. Please assist our Emergency Responders by clearing snow away from the fire hydrant.
Power Outages & Downed Wires – Do not approach downed wires. Call JCP&L at 1-888-LIGHTSS for power outages and downed wires, that’s 1-888-544-4877. You can also visit the My Town section of the utility company’s website at " href="http://www.firstenergycorp.com/mytown" target="_blank">www.firstenergycorp.com/mytown for outage information.
Clear off accumulated snow and ice before driving your vehicle. New Jersey motor vehicle laws provides for a summons for careless driving to be issued to the operator of any vehicle where an accumulation of ice or snow from their car or truck coming off while driving and striking the vehicle of another. We have all been on the receiving end of these sheets of snow and ice from the vehicle of careless motorists. Avoid a summons; avoid causing damage or an accident by cleaning off accumulated snow and ice before driving.
Be sure your brakes are balanced and pull equally on all wheels which will avoid skids; replace your windshield wiper blades and add proper antifreeze solution to washer; have your battery tested to avert breakdowns and check headlights and tail lights to be sure all are working. Carbon monoxide is deadly! Check mufflers and entire exhaust system for leaks. You should have snow tires or matching radial tires to ensure traction.