WOODBRIDGE POSTS WINTER STORM ALERT
THURS., JAN. 4, 2018
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CALLS FOR 4”- 8” SNOW ACCUMULATION
RESIDENTS TO PLACE TRASH CONTAINERS AT CURB FOR 2:00 AM
COLLECTION ON THURSDAY
Residents & Businesses Reminded to Remove Vehicles from Designated
Snow Emergency Streets to Allow for Plowing & Emergency Operations
WOODBRIDGE – Mayor John E. McCormac and the Woodbridge Township Office of Emergency Management
announced that the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Thurs., Jan. 4, 2018. The National
Weather Service Winter Storm Watch is calling for a 4-8 inch accumulation of snow, with heaviest accumulation
predicted from 4:00 AM through 3:00 PM on Thursday. Extremely high winds, freezing temperatures with wind chill
factors well below zero are predicted.
The Woodbridge Office of Emergency Management reminds residents and business owners that vehicles must be
removed from streets designated as Snow Emergency Routes in order to keep the streets open for plowing and snow
removal operations for 24-36 hours beyond the end of the storm. (Complete list of Woodbridge Township snow
emergency streets is posted on the Township web page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us).
Parking prohibitions will remain in effect until streets and roadways have been plowed and on-street parking will not
interfere with snow removal operations and/or the normal flow of traffic. To assist plowing and snow removal efforts
throughout the Township, residents are encouraged to park vehicles in driveways and off streets wherever possible.
Residents are reminded to not push snow into plowed streets. Please assist emergency crews by uncovering fire
hydrants that may be located on or near residential property.
Township businesses and property owners are reminded to keep sidewalks, driveways and public thorofares free of
snow and ice. Township ordinance requires property owners to maintain clear pedestrian walkways and sidewalks by
removing accumulated snow and ice from sidewalk areas within 24 hours after the end of the storm.
The Department of Public Works closely monitors weather conditions and is at the ready to begin pre-treatment of
streets, salting, plowing and appropriate public safety operations. Township Public Works crews have been prescheduled
to conduct around-the-clock plowing and salting operations for the upcoming 24-36 hours as needed and
will concentrate plowing on primary roads first, followed by secondary roads and then cul-de-sacs and dead ends.
Woodbridge Township plow operations do not include state and county highways.
Woodbridge Town Hall offices and services will remain open on Thurs., Jan. 4, 2018.
Woodbridge Township residents should tune to local TV news and weather reports, TV-35, or log-on to the Township
Web Page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for weather information or specific storm-related announcements.