“County road crews have been spreading liquid salt brine on County roads since Monday afternoon in advance of the threat of snow,” said Arnone, liaison to the County’s Department of Public Works and Engineering. “The County’s snow room will open this evening and we will monitor the storm’s progress. Our process helps us manage the personnel needed at the County’s ten highway districts and dispatch crews as needed.”
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning starting on 6PM on Tuesday for both Eastern and Western Monmouth County. Mixed precipitation is expected Tuesday night followed by heavy snow fall on Wednesday. Unnecessary travel on Wednesday afternoon and evening is strongly discouraged.
“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,” said Arnone. “We have 225 trucks and equipment outfitted with spreading and plowing capabilities.”
Freeholder Patrick Impreveduto, liaison to the County Office of Emergency Management, urged resident to be prepared for the storm.
“Now is the time to make sure your home and your vehicle are ready for whatever weather comes our way,” said Impreveduto. “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.”
Environmental Protection Agency has a complete list of recommended products that are safe for the environment and your home.
Ready.gov, the national emergency preparedness website has many resources and checklists to help residents plan and prepare for storms and other emergencies. Links to these resources are available on the Monmouth County website. You can also follow Monmouth County Government on Facebook and Twitter for emergency information.
Monmmouth County maintains about 1,000 lane miles of roads, 35 building complexes and the Belford Ferry Terminal along with assisting municipalities.