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Monroe Township Office of Emergency Management
Wednesday March 7th, 2018 :: 07:14 a.m. EST

Advisory

Winter Storm Update 7am, Heavy snow expected 10am to 7pm. Avoid unnecessary travel today

Do not underestimate this winter storm. This will be a high impact event with periods of rapidly accumulating snow beginning later this morning and continuing throughout the afternoon. Driving will be very difficult to impossible later today. The I-95 corridor has an uncertain and changing forecast.

High wind gusts are expected. This combined with the heavy, wet snow could cause power outages. If you experience loss of power, report it to JCPL at 1-888-LIGHTSS or click REPORT OUTAGE at www,firstenergycorp.com.

Use caution when shoveling the wet, heavy snow. Make several passes throughout the day and take frequent breaks.

Make sure to remove all vehicles and trailers from roadways to help with plowing efforts.

Remember that plows will be keeping all main roads clear for emergency vehicles during the height of the storm. Secondary streets and neighborhood plowing will continue long after snow fall has stopped and continue through the overnight hours. Be patient. If you clear your sidewalks and driveway aprons, DO NOT SHOVEL OR PLOW YOUR SNOW INTO THE STREET. Place your snow onto lawn areas to lessen the amount that could be plowed back into your apron.

Assist firefighters by keeping hydrants shoveled.

FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM EST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of 7 to 10
inches, with localized amounts up to 12 inches, are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of central and northern New Jersey and
southeast Pennsylvania.

* WHEN...Until 3 AM EST Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will become very difficult to nearly
impossible, especially during the evening commute. Be prepared
for significant reductions in visibility at times. Snowfall
rates of nearly 2 inches an hour are expected at times from
around 10 AM to 6 PM. Heavy wet snow could result in widespread
power outages from breaking branches and possible trees
uprooting.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you
must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your
vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for
the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Address/Location
Monroe Township Office of Emergency Management
3 Municipal Plaza
Monroe Township, NJ 08831

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 732-521-0222

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