Thursday, February 7, 2013
The utility company has also provided a number of tips for customers in the event of a power outage during the predicted nor'easter.
Thursday, February 7
The following information was provided by PSE&G in preparation for the Nor'Easter tomorrow. A blizzard warning is in effect for Union County, beginning at 6 a.m. on Friday: Additional crews and equipment on hand to restore service. As part of our ongoing efforts to keep customers informed during severe weather events, we are providing the following information: PSE&G is closely monitoring the track of the approaching nor'easter and is making emergency preparations should the storm bring heavy snow and strong winds to our service territory. At this time, the storm is expected to begin impacting New Jersey on Friday and continue through Saturday, with the full brunt of the storm hitting the area on Friday night. In anticipation of the …
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Although some Public Works employees insist that Woodbridge ran of salt Tuesday night, town officials say it's not so.
With all the snow, sleet, and the ice storm Wednesday morning causing hazardous driving conditions, the one thing you wouldn't want your town to run out of is road salt. According to several Public Works employees, Woodbridge ran out of salt in time for the night the ice storm began. Town spokesman John Hagerty vehemently denied it. "We got a delivery [Tuesday]," Hagerty said. "Three hundred tons of salt. We're fine with salt." There was a real run on salt in the past few days. The phone at Atlantic Salt, the Staten Island firm that contracted with the county co-op Woodbridge belongs to to get low rates on road salt, was so busy Tuesday, it was impossible to get through. Atlantic Salt delivers the ice melter to the township's public works …
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
By all accounts, the McCormac administration made up Tuesday night for the disastrous snow cleanup from the Dec. 26 blizzard.
After the horrendous blizzard that took the township and much of the state by surprise on Dec. 26, Mayor John McCormac was determined to be ready for the next storm. Tuesday night, he got his chance, and by all accounts, he succeeded. From moments after the snow began to fall, Public Works vehicles kept township streets sparklingly clear. Plows were out all over the township, repeatedly salting and clearing streets of snow and ice. By early afternoon after the snow had stopped, the main streets in Woodbridge Proper, such as Amboy Ave., Main St., and Green St., were so free of snow, the asphalt was actually clear and dry. "We were out in front of it with salt, and we had the plows out," McCormac said."We didn't get a single complaint." In …
Township officials learned a lesson from the last blizzard of 2010,
It might not have been a blizzard, but it was clear last night that Woodbridge Public Works officials and crew members were prepared to handle the second major snowfall of the season. Plows were out en masse before the nearly eight inches that ultimately fell had barely covered the major roadways in the town. Driving down Amboy Ave., a phalanx of three trucks plowed masses of the white stuff, ran stolidly down the street. At the corner of School and Main Streets, it was obviously from the crunchy sound and an easy stop that DPW workers had found its salt supply and had been hard at work. The National Weather Service had predicted 10 inches, and the actual snowfall was only a bit short of that mark. Township schools were closed; Gov. Chris …
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Anyone who takes the train or bus can now take any other mode of transport NJ Transit offers, from now through Wednesday.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
People who take the train can now take the bus because of the upcoming storm. NJ Transit has put systemwide cross-honoring in effect in anticipation of the snowstorm expected to start Tuesday night. Cross-honoring begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday and continues all day Wednesday. Customers can use their tickets for alternate travel modes—rail, bus, or light rail. For instance, a customer. who usually takes the bus to the Port Authority Bus Terminal can instead use his or her ticket to grab a train to New York Penn Station. All NJ Transit rail station buildings and waiting rooms will remain open extended hours, including evenings and overnight, throughout the storm. NJ Transit plans to operate rail service on a regular weekday schedule Wednesday…
You've heard about it, now check it out. See if you live or work on a snow emergency route - and then move your car before it gets towed or you get a ticket!
Another 10 inches of snow is on its way. Is your car parked on a snow emergency route? Check below to see if you live on one of these streets - if you do, move your vehicle, or you could have it moved by the town when they come to plow (and you could also get a ticket and a fine!) Remember - the town can't plow if you're parked on the curb! Name of Street Sides Location Aborn Avenue Both Entire length Amherst Avenue Both Entire length Arthur Avenue Both From Conduit Way to Lake Avenue Avenel Street Both Entire length Barron Avenue Both Entire length Bedford Avenue Both From Lincoln Avenue to Washington Avenue Beekman Avenue Both Entire length Benjamin Avenue Both From Green Street to Middlesex -Essex Turnpike Blair Road Both From Port …
Quick-moving front spares real hardships; shoveling should be easy going.
The National Weather Service called the storm and the region got off fairly lucky. The roughly seven inches that fell was enough to cancel schools and non-essential services, but it feels like a light dusting after the post-Christmas blizzard two weeks ago. According to the service, this storm is the same one that pelted the south over the past few days. According to meteorologists, the storm moved through more quickly than anticipated, so the accumulations were kept to a minimum. Woodbridge residents who parked on snow emergency routes are encouraged to keep them off the streets until road crews finish their work.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
The National Weather Service is still predicting up to 4 inches of snow for the township.
You might've thought Woodbridge dodged a bullet Friday with the light snowfall, but don't heave a sigh of relief yet. There is more on the way. The National Weather Service has put out a Winter Weather Advisory for Saturday through 10 pm. They are calling for 2 to 4 inches of the white stuff. Perhaps smarting a bit from the shellacking the administration took on its handling of the Post Christmas blizzard, the town's salt spreaders and plows were out en masse on Friday. There wasn't much snow, so there wasn't much work for the plows to do, said town spokesman John Hagerty, but the salt spreaders were hard at work. Hagerty said he issued a reverse 911 call for homeowners who live along snow routes to move their vehicles off the road, or …
Monday, January 3, 2011
Verizon says the phone lines worked fine, but they may have been overloaded from residents frustrated by the township's issues with snow plowing.
Last week Mayor John McCormac explained to Woodbridge residents in an open letter why the clean-up of the post-Christmas blizzard was slower than he would have liked. One reason McCormac said he identified as a cause for some of homeowners' frustrations were problems with the telephone service provided by Verizon to the township's Dept. of Public Works (DPW), located in Keasbey. According to the mayor, both ingoing and outgoing telephone lines to Public Works during the blizzard were "out of service," with the implication that residents couldn't find anyone to take their plowing complaints. But Verizon sees it differently. In fact, according to tests the telecommunications firm performed on the five lines that service the Public Works Dept…
Friday, December 31, 2010
I took a drive - or rather, a slide - down Harrell Ave. at night to show you what unsalted, icy streets look and sound like.
Four days after the end of the Big Blizzard, many Woodbridgians are still struggling with huge snow mounds, abridged parking, and narrow paths on what used to be wide streets. But come dark, all that sludge turns into a sheet of solid ice on many side streets. So many people are asking, where's the salt and sand? I took a drive down two long, hilly streets in Woodbridge Proper, and the salt and sand, much like the plows earlier in the week, were no-shows. Is your street a sheet of unsalted ice? Let me know, and maybe I'll come and film your curbside ice skating rink!