Weather Update from Mayor Kelly Yaede:
“Communication with the residents of our community is very important to me as your Mayor; and throughout the day, we will be providing constant updates of information on our Township website and social media accounts. I urge residents to continue to look for these updates throughout the day and please exercise caution throughout and following this winter weather event.”
Kelly Yaede, Mayor
Hamilton Township has already begun preparations for the winter weather event that is forecasted to begin today, Thursday, January 2nd and continue into the morning of Friday, January 3rd.
Current forecasts are predicting between 5 to 7 inches of snow are likely for our area, with accumulating snow developing after 4 PM today (on Thursday) although lighter snow flurries are likely to begin earlier. Sustained winds of 12 mph to 18 mph are likely during this weather event, with gusts up to 30 mph.
Already, township bridge decks and overpasses, which tend to freeze before other road surfaces, as well as roads on inclines (hills) have been treated with brine, which will be reapplied as necessary. Township primary or main roads will be pre-treated with brine this morning. In addition, Township crews are preparing and mobilizing fleet vehicles that we be used for plowing once precipitation begins. Vehicles will be out this evening plowing and salting main roads as needed.
Hamilton’s Office of Emergency Management is coordinating efforts between fire and EMS personnel to be prepared in the event of higher accumulations of snow. Additionally, Hamilton officials will be in contact with the Hamilton Township Public School District and will provide any notices as soon as they become available as a courtesy to residents.
Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is also closely monitoring this event and is providing information that Hamilton Township will share on its website and social media.
Mayor Yaede and Hamilton Township will continue to closely monitor this event and update our Township website and social media as necessary. Please continue to exercise caution if traveling; and monitor weather forecasts throughout the day.