If the snow, ice, and bitter temperatures over the past six weeks weren’t enough, New Jersey is bracing for another storm expected to slam the region Wednesday night into Thursday.
But if you live in Washington Township, take solace in knowing the local department of public works is, like always, prepared.
More than 100 tons of salt was delivered to the road department on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning, adding to the 100 tons or so of remaining de-icing agents already in stock.
A storm of this magnitude, though – weather experts told Patch the precipitation will go on for 24 hours, bringing up to a foot of snow – could gobble up all 200 tons of salt in stock.
“I’m confident and think we’re in good shape for this storm,” said department of public works superintendent Scott Frech.
Depending on the latest forecasts, Frech will likely employ the two-shift method of crews, with one group tackling the overnight shift when the storm begins, with the other picking up the second leg in the morning hours to clear the 145 miles of roadway in the township.
Crews were on the roads Tuesday to help clear more snow from previous storms off the roads and shoulders as the new storm barrels in.