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Berkeley Plows Take To Roads As Township Recovers From Nor'easter

Berkeley officials say they're working to plow all the roads in the township by the day's end.

According to the township's alert message:

At the start of a snow storm, salt and sanding vehicles are dispatched in Berkeley Township. Major roadways are usually done first, followed by secondary roadways.

After the snow has stopped and it has been determined that accumulations have exceeded 5", the township will begin to snow plow. The township will utilize approximately 70 pieces of equipment and approximately 30 contracted loaders for cul-de-sacs.

All streets are opened curb to curb to insure the drains are opened. Sanding and salting operations continue as needed. 

Each snowplow vehicle has been assigned a section to plow and will remain in that section until all roadways have been sufficiently cleaned. This may require the snowplow vehicle to make multiple passes on each street.

The township forces will be plowing each street from curb to curb during each snowfall. On occasion, due to the lack of areas between the sidewalk and curb, sidewalks and driveway aprons may become covered with snow that falls off the snowplow blade.

Township forces will not remove snow from any sidewalk or driveway apron in these instances. We regret this unfortunate inconvenience. At no time is snow to be disposed of into the street from the property, parking lots, driveways and sidewalks. All snow blowers should be directed to blow snow back onto the property. 

After the streets are plowed and salted, snow deposited back into the roadway creates hazardous situations, causes additional plowing of the streets and blocking of parked vehicles and driveways after the original cleanup. Summonses could be issued for non-compliance.

"We want to thank everyone for complying with these requests and following the ordinances, rules and regulations of the Township of Berkeley. Any questions on these policies and procedures, Call Steven J. Seiler, Principal Public Works Manager At:732-349-4616 or 732-341-1022. Or you canEmail:btpwsec@twp.berkeley.nj.us," according to the message.
Bill Storm, February 13, 2014 at 03:39 PM
Don't forget another 4 to 8" comming thursday night to friday morning.
Dave February 13, 2014 at 04:39 PM
Thanks to our county and local road crew. Everyone get your cars off the streets otherwise you'll get burred in snow.
Mama February 14, 2014 at 06:49 AM
The last two storms, the plows never came down our street. I live between Wheaton and Western and all the side streets are a complete mess. You can't make a turn without sliding. I'm glad my taxes are being well spent on the main roads and not the sides roads. Come on Bayville, get the side roads, we pay taxes too!!!!!!!
Therightchange February 14, 2014 at 09:05 PM
All side streets off of RT 9 like Korman rd and Chain were a disaster! Again more tax dollars go to hiring more of "Amato's friends"

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