Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone announced that the County’s Public Works and Engineering Department is prepared for the snow storm that is expected to hit this afternoon and continue to impact the area through tomorrow afternoon, December 17.
“Monmouth County is in a unique situation with this snow storm, with some of our southern towns predicted to get as little as one inch of snow and some our northern towns predicted to get up to ten inches between noon today and 2 p.m. tomorrow,” said Arnone, liaison to the Monmouth County Department of Public Works and Engineering. “The forecasted amounts may change over the course of the day and overnight, but I am here to let you know that Monmouth County is ready for whatever this storm brings.”
Road crews have treat County infrastructure with salt brine which prevents snow and ice from bonding to road surfaces. The crews will convert to
magnesium chloride-treated rock salt treatments as weather conditions demand.
“Our snow command center will be in operation for the duration of the storm and the County has the ability to put into service 250 trucks and equipment to combat snowstorms,” Arnone said. “The County also has 31,000 tons of treated salt and 135,000 gallons of salt brine available for use during this storm.”
The County’s Shade Tree Commission and Traffic Safety crews are on stand-by to remove downed tree limbs and assist with the reactivation and repair of traffic control device in the event of power outages caused by anticipated high winds.
“We ask our residents and commuters to stay home if possible, use caution on the roadways, give yourself extra time to get to your destination, and extend distance to snow and ice control trucks,” said Freeholder Director Arnone.