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Raymond T. Olsen

Director
540 Ridge Road
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
732-329-4000 x7260

Snow Removal Tips

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Delay non-essential travel until after the roads have been cleared.

When using a snow blower or plow to clear your driveway, do not put snow out in the street.

When removing snow from your driveway, if you are facing the road, place the snow to the right of the driveway. This will allow for more efficient plowing and will help keep snow from ending up back in your driveway when the plow comes through the second time.

To avoid shoveling your driveway entrance twice, wait until the plow truck is finished plowing the street before you shovel the end of your driveway. The plow truck operator has no choice in where to put the snow. It has to go off to the side of the road, which may include your driveway entrance.

Do not park on the street during a snow emergency, remove any obstruction from the right-of-way that would impair the plow truck (i.e. portable basketball hoops).

Please be especially careful and courteous when driving around salt trucks and snow plows. Remember...

Don't pass a snow plow.

Don't assume the snow plow operator can see you. Every truck has blind spots which reduce side and rear visibility.

Allow plenty of stopping distance;don't follow too closely. This also reduces the chance of loose material hitting your vehicle.

According to the current Township Ordinance, residents are required to clear their sidewalks of snow and ice accumulation within 12 hours of daybreak after a storm.

The Township maintains over 8 miles of sidewalks and 8 bus shelters along Route 27.