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No Major Problems In Berkeley From Departing Storm, Mayor Says

Some minor flooding, roads 75 percent clear

Except for some minor flooding, Berkeley Township made it through the latest winter storm without any major problems, Mayor Carmen F. Amato Jr. said.

Amato toured sections of the township with Public Works Director Steven J. Seiler this morning.

There was minor flooding on Bayview Avenue in Bayville between Veeder Lane and Riverside Drive, South Seaside Park and other sections of Bayville, he said.

"No major power outages reported," Amato said. "We had five to seven inches of accumulation."

However, Amato is asking residents to use "extreme caution" when driving today.

"The storm caused a layer of ice to form under the snow, so while a surface may seem clear, it still may be extremely slick," he said. "The temperatures are rising above freezing today. However, they will return to freezing tonight. So residents should be careful if they need to travel tonight. Watch for black ice."

Public employees and hired contractors are on the roads with over 100 pieces of equipment, finishing up salting, sanding and plowing, Amato said.

"Berkeley Township is 42 square miles," he said. "Please be patient. We are working as diligently as possible to clear each roadway. We are about 75 percent complete. Bayville, South Seaside Park and Pelican Island are just about finished. We're making great progress in Holiday City and Silver Ridge Park."

For those with special needs and need assistance, call the township Office of Emergency Management at 732-341-6600.

foggyworld February 09, 2013 at 06:11 PM
Thank you Mr. Mayor and we probably don't need too much salt because the sun is melting the stuff and then drying the roads such as Bayview. We have been lucky this go round and the white stuff is beautiful.
Ocean Gate Crab February 09, 2013 at 07:19 PM
Then why the yellow tape in Good Luck Point? Cops or road dept. put it up for flooding?
george ackerman February 09, 2013 at 10:41 PM
What was the extent of flooding in South Seaside park?
Natty Bumppo February 10, 2013 at 01:41 PM
Yes thank you Mayor Amato... For sticking around for this storm and having the guts to do what you were elected to do!
Keeping whats mine February 10, 2013 at 03:12 PM
Does the whining ever stop? Is nothing ever good enough?

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