Weather Update from Mayor Kelly Yaede (Thursday, January 2nd at 11:30 PM):
“The latest weather forecasts are increasing the predicted snowfall accumulations to between six to nine inches for our area, with snowfall continuing through Friday morning. Sustained winds of between 12 mph and 22 mph, and gusts of between 22 mph and 35 mph, are likely to occur this evening and into the morning. The worsening conditions will increase the time needed to plow our township roads; however I want to thank our dedicated Township crews who are, and will continue, to serve our community during this winter storm. I also thank our residents for their patience and cooperation both throughout and following this severe storm.”
Kelly Yaede, Mayor
Hamilton Township crews will continue their efforts to clear primary or main township roadways, which are utilized by the entire community, as well as emergency management personnel, throughout the evening and until this storm subsides Friday morning, around 9 AM to 10 AM. This effort is necessary in order to avoid our community’s integral network of roads from becoming impassable.
Residents who view the Hamilton Township website (www.HamiltonNJ.com) will notice that the Snow Plow Sal feature icon along the homepage’s right-side bar and ready for plowing operations.
Residents are reminded that Hamilton Township possesses approximately 625 lane miles of roads that the Municipal Government is responsible for maintaining. Under normal snowfall accumulations, it can take at least 36 hours after snowfall ends to plow all secondary/neighborhood roads. However, this storm is poised to produce above-average snowfall accumulations.
Residents can assist the Township’s plowing operations by moving automobiles from road curbsides, if possible.
Additionally, if residents are able to, shoveling around nearby fire hydrants assists fire personnel should an emergency occur.
Any necessary updates will continue to be posted on the Hamilton Township website (www.HamiltonNJ.com) and social media websites.
As a reminder, Hamilton Township Municipal Government offices will be CLOSED on Friday, January 3rd, along with Mercer County government offices and State of New Jersey offices being CLOSED. However, the HamStat Call Center will be operational between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM. Additionally, Hamilton Township Public Schools will be CLOSED on Friday, January 3rd. Evening School District activities will also be CANCELLED.