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3/20/2018 - Nor’easter Preparedness Information for March 20-22, 2018

Nor’easter Preparedness Information for March 20-22, 2018


1. Severe Weather Conditions

·         Tuesday, March 20 - precipitation begins with minimal accumulation (rain/snow mix)

·         Wednesday, March 21wet snow, with periods of heavy snowfall likely in the afternoon, along with sustained winds of 10 -20 mph and wind gusts of 25 - 30 mph

·         Thursday, March 22 - snow should continue until the early morning hours

·         During this entire period, 8 - 12 inches of snowfall is likely for our area (with 7 - 10 inches on roads due to melting)  

·         Power outages, fallen trees and downed wires are possible


2. Please Move Automobiles Off the Road Until Plowing is Complete

·         Township officials are asking residents to voluntarily move all automobiles off the road/curbsides until their road has been plowed


3. Important Notice Regarding Downed Wires/Power Outages

·         All power outages should be reported directly to PSE&G (do NOT assume PSE&G knows power is out for your home)

o   Call 1-800-436-PSEG (7734)

o   Use PSE&G Outage Site: CLICK HERE 

o   Or Login to Your PSE&G Account: CLICK HERE 

·         Downed wires impacting roads, sidewalks, or areas where the public may come in contact with them must be directly reported to the Hamilton Police Division (Non-Emergency Phone Number is 609.581.4000 –or-- in an Emergency dial 9-1-1). 

o   Always avoid downed wires and assume they have electricity running through them/are “live” wires

o   NEVER attempt to report downed wires through social media (Facebook messages/comments, Twitter, etc.), e-mail, or online service requests as these channels are NOT monitored on a continuous 24 hour a day basis   

·         Telecommunication service outages (i.e. television, internet, phone) must be directly reported to your individual provider(s)


4. Garbage Collection for Wednesday is CANCELLED

·         Residents with Wednesday garbage collection should place items out on their next regularly scheduled collection day (Saturday)


5. Avoid Unnecessary Travel

·         As snow accumulations increase, travel may become dangerous, ill-advised and lead to vehicles becoming stuck in unplowed roads

·         Fallen trees/limbs and downed wires are possible

·         Mayor Kelly Yaede and Hamilton’s Office of Emergency Management urges extreme caution and to avoid unnecessary travel

·         REMEMBER - When vehicles become stuck in unplowed roads, it unnecessarily pulls valuable emergency management and plowing resources and prolongs plowing operations  


6. Important Plowing Information

·         After snowfall ends (early Thursday morning) and primary roads (which our entire community uses) have been completely  plowed, operations will begin on neighborhood roads

·         Based upon forecasts, the plowing of neighborhood roads is expected to continue all day Thursday and most of Friday

·         Plowing crews attempt to make neighborhood roads passable for vehicles (although road surfaces may not be visible after plowing)

·         Although it is not their intention to re-cover driveway aprons and shoveled sidewalks, significant snow accumulations produce these undesired results

·         To lessen the amount of snow plowed across driveway aprons, see the following link:  CLICKHERE 

·         If residents are able to safely do so, voluntarily shoveling out fire hydrants along properties benefits public safety and helps emergency responders    


7. For Updates and Possible Closures/Service Cancellations:

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