Monmouth County’s Public Works crews are prepared for the anticipated snow storm and the impact it will have on the 1000 lane miles of roads they maintain, according to an announcement by Freeholders Tom Arnone and Serena DiMaso.
“The County’s snow room will open this evening and we will monitor the storm’s progress,” said Arnone, liaison to the County’s Department of Public Works and Engineering. “Our process helps us manage the personnel needed at the County’s ten highway districts and dispatch crews as needed. We have 135 trucks outfitted with spreading and plowing capabilities.”
The National Weather Service in Mt. Holly, NJ has issued a Winter Storm Warning which covers all on Monmouth County. The Weather Service predicts that Rain will overspread the area between midnight and 3 AM Thursday and change to sleet and then snow from northwest to southeast by dawn Thursday. The snow should be heavy at times Thursday morning before tapering off from west to east through early afternoon.
Accumulations of 4-6 inches of snow and coastal flooding are expected.
“The weather predictions vary from the coast to the western part of the County, but everyone is expected to have some snow fall,” said Arnone. “If you must be on the roads, please exercise caution and if you come across plows and sand trucks, make sure to give them room to do their work.”
“Now is the time to make sure your home and your vehicle are ready for whatever weather comes our way,” said DiMaso, liaison to the County Office of Emergency Management. “Make sure that you have snow shovels, snow brushes and rock salt or one of the more environmentally safe products to melt ice on walkways.”