2/13/14: More Snow, and An Important Message for Residents

By Admin2

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

 

Dear Livingston Residents:The latest forecast calls for the next snow storm to begin late tonight and continue through Thursday into early Friday morning. Current predictions call for the possibility of 6-10 inches, and the snow will likely be on the wet, heavy side. At this point we’re all a little “snow weary,” but if we work together, we’ll get through it.

With that in mind, one of the essential tasks of getting through the storm is the plowing.  There are over 400 roads in Livingston; the DPW will work to get ALL our roads free of snow as quickly as possible. They will also do their best to keep roads from becoming narrow from the accumulated snow that is plowed.

Please understand that plowing roads well requires at least 4 – 6 passes on each road.   The plows will try to go slowly, but they do need to get all that wet snow over the existing snow piles. So, you can anticipate repetitive plowing and at a rate of speed high enough to give the plows the momentum needed to move the heavy snow and clear the roads.  It’s a difficult job for the DPW and a difficult situation for all of us. While things don’t always go exactly as we would like, the DPW and our town personnel are trying very hard to make the result as good as possible.

In order to get the roads cleared as quickly and completely as possible, cars must be off all streets. So, parking on Township streets will not be allowed for the duration of the storm and as long as the DPW is actively plowing. The DPW has been instructed to contact the police if they find any vehicles that interfere with plowing, and those cars may be towed.

Finally, remember that access to fire hydrants is important to the fire department and to homeowners. If there is a fire hydrant near your house, please shovel it out!  If you’re not able to do it by yourself, call 973-992-5000 ext. #5522, or email ticolari@livingstonnj.org. We will send someone from the DPW to come and take care of it for you.

Don’t forget to check on your neighbors who may need assistance!!

Please check the website (www.livingstonnj.org) or the Livingston Township, NJ Facebook page for the latest information. If you haven’t already done so, sign up for – or confirm your information in – the Township’s SwiftReach Reverse 911 Emergency Notification System.  Thank you for your patience and understanding while we deal with these winter conditions.  Spring is coming – just not quite quickly enough!

Mike Anello
Superintendent, Department of Public Works