Winter Storm Update (Monday Evening, February 3rd)
Throughout the day, the current winter storm has produced upwards of 8 inches of a wet, heavier snow, which has caused several power outages for Hamilton residents and PSE&G Customers. A State of Emergency was been issued by the Governor earlier today. Mayor Kelly Yaede and Township officials strongly urge residents to refrain from travel this evening.
The wet and heavier snow produced by this storm is much different than the snow produced from our area’s last major storm; and plowing is anticipated to take longer. Additionally, downed power lines, low-hanging wires and fallen trees due to the wet, heavy snow are other issues affected plowing at this time.
Like the past storm, contractor plowing crews will be assisting Township crews in plowing the approximately 425 lane miles of Hamilton’s secondary or neighborhood roads. At approximately 5 PM, contractor crews began plowing secondary or neighborhood roads in subzones A-1, B-1, B-11, C-1 and E-1. Additionally, residents can begin to receive plowing estimates for secondary roads on Snow Plow Sal and are encouraged to frequently check the site as time estimates can change due to the present conditions.
All residents are again reminded to remove their vehicles from the curbsides of roads, if possible, to assist in plowing operations and to avoid your automobile from being inadvertently plowed-in.
Although plowing will remove the majority of snowfall accumulation, it is common for snow to pack on the surface of secondary road (therefore asphalt may not be visible following plowing when compared to primary roads). As a reminder, primary roads are the main network of roads that connect our entire community, are used by all residents and must be kept open for emergency personnel, which is why they are continuously plowed throughout snowfall.
Residents experiencing power outages should report directly to PSE&G by calling 800-436-PSEG (7734).
Hamilton Township will continue to monitor this storm system and provide necessary updates on the Township website and social media.