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Bridgewater Police Department
Saturday March 2nd, 2019 :: 05:53 p.m. EST

Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory Sunday afternoon to Monday morning.

Winter Storm Sunday 3/3/19 (https://www.bridgewaterpd.com/emergency-alert)
Bridgewater Emergency Information Hotline: (908) 429-8440​

Timing: Sunday afternoon - Monday morning
Anticipated accumulation: Four (4) - Six (6) inches+

A significant winter storm is forecast to affect much of the area Sunday afternoon into early Monday morning. Model trends have shifted higher snow amounts southeastward. This has resulted in an expansion of the winter storm watch to include the Interstate 95 corridor and adjacent portions of central New Jersey.

The greatest uncertainty continues to exist near and just southeast of the Interstate 95 corridor, with a wintry mix and even a change to rain possible. Small changes in the track of the storm could lead to very different outcomes, from a mostly snow event to a mostly rain event.

We are increasingly concerned about snow rates. The snow, or a combination of snow and sleet, may accumulate in a short period of time, leading quickly to hazardous road conditions.

Heavy rainfall is possible farther to the south and east, including central and southern Delmarva and southeastern New Jersey. Localized flooding may occur.

Spotty minor tidal flooding cannot be ruled out in portions of New Jersey and Delaware on Monday morning.

Please review the Snow Emergency Routes (https://www.bridgewaterpd.com/snow-emergency-routes) where vehicles shall be removed from the roadway one snow has fallen and covered the roadway. Vehicles parked on a snow emergency route are subject to a summons and tow at the owner's expense.

During snow events, we request that cars be placed in driveways and off the street. Trash cans and recycling containers should also be kept off the roadways as the plow driver may not see these obstacles or may go around those obstacles leaving these areas un-plowed. The Township will not be responsible for any damage to trash cans, recycling containers, basketball hoops, street hockey goals, etc. damaged during snow plow or salting operations. It is the owner’s responsibility to have these items relocated or removed.

​In general, the snow plow procedure during the storm is to clean the center of the roadway, to provide access to all roads in an area. Once the storm is over the driver will then proceed to clear the roadway curb to curb (edge to edge of pavement) on each street in the area. Depending on the rate of snowfall we may need to open the center of all the roadways in an area first, delaying the full width clearing to a later time in the snow event. If the roadway has not been cleaned curb to curb, be aware that the front of your driveway maybe covered with snow as the plows complete their work. Please be aware that major roads are plowed first before local residential streets and cul-de-sacs.

If you have any questions please call (908) 725-6300 ext. 6000.

If you lose power, contact your local power provider and not Police Communications unless an emergency exists (ie. power line causing a fire):

PSE&G: 800-436-7734
JCP&L: 888-544-4877
NJ American Water: 800-272-1325

Treat all downed power lines as if they are still live. Do not approach or touch any downed line. It is encouraged to charge all cell phones and have extra batteries in the event you lose power.

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Address/Location
Bridgewater Police Department
100 Commons Way
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 908-722-4111

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