MIDDLETOWN, NJ – All Middletown schools will follow the regular school day schedule on Tuesday, February 4. All schools will start and dismiss at their regularly scheduled times. Visit www.middletownk12.org.
Municipal Offices are open for regular business hours today.
Township Recycling and Garbage collection follow the normal schedule today.
The vast majority of township roads have been plowed. Crews will continue working today to improve road conditions to the extent possible. Activities today include widening already-plowed roads, clearing snow and ice from intersections, and extensive salting and sanding.
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The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Winter Storm warning for snow, sleet and freezing rain. The Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 11 pm Tuesday evening to 1 pm EST Wednesday.
Preparations are already underway for the next snow event. The Public Works Department has ordered additional supplies of salt and sand. Crews will continue to respond as needed.
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. This also slows down the clean-up process.
For life-threatening emergencies, call 911.
For non-life threatening snow emergencies, call 732-615-2127.
For power outages, call JCP&L at 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877).
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.
Vehicle Safety – 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 in good working order; replace your windshield wiper blades and add proper antifreeze solution to washer; have your battery tested to avoid 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.
It is a good safety measure to have a shovel, bag of sand, rock salt, traction mat, booster cables, safety flares, etc. in the car.