10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9
South Brunswick Police reported no major incidents during the overnight hours from the winter storm.
About 10 inches of snow was reported in parts of the township. Police said public works personnel has been working around the clock to clear all 144 miles of South Brunswick roadways.
Police are reminding motorists to remove all ice and snow from their vehicles before traveling on the roads. Fines for violating the new law range from $25 to $75, with fines increasing from $200 to $1,000 when injuries or property damage occur. Commercial motor vehicle drivers face fines ranging from $500 to $1,500 for each offense.
The South Brunswick Public Library will be closed today due to the inclement weather.
3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8
Motorists are urged to use caution as road conditions in South Brunswick have begun to deteriorate.
The rain that has been falling all day has changed to ice and sleet, while police have received several reports of cars going off roadways, especially on side roads.
Reduced speed is required as conditions are expected to worsen during the evening and overnight hours. South Brunswick Public Works crews are at work treating area roadways.
The South Brunswick Senior Center will be closed on Sunday for all programming.
Noon, Friday, Feb. 8
With the winter storm preparing to hit the area, South Brunswick has announced several cancellations in anticipation of the storm.
All after school activities have been cancelled by the recreation department and South Brunswick School District. All youth basketball and field hockey programs will also be cancelled for tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 9.
South Brunswick's Community Education After-School Childcare Program will remain open with a regular schedule Friday, however early pick-ups are encouraged.
For all weather related questions or concerns call the township weather hotline at 732-329-4000 ext. 7686
The National Weather Service's latest forecast calls for 4 to 10 inches of snow to fall on the area. Police anticipate icing conditions on roads this evening and urge drivers to exercise caution.
A winter storm warning is in effect from 3 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday.
The township Public Works Department has 39 units that will be put in service, including 10 vehicles equipped with spreaders, and additional equipment is available if required, police said.
The spreaders have 2,000 tons of salt and 2,200 gallons of calcium in storage ready to go. The township has over 144 miles of roadway that will require plowing with 576 plowing miles.
Residents are asked not to park on streets and to remove any basketball hoops from curbside, as they can cause serious damage and injury to snow removal equipment and personnel especially at night, according to police.
Residents are required to clear sidewalks of snow and ice within 12 hours of daybreak after the storm. Residents are asked to pile snow behind the curb and to not throw it back in the street.
Patch will provide continuous updates on road conditions and power outages throughout the storm.