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Township Gains 10 Inches of Snow as Second Storm of 2014 Hits

The township announced delays and closings as another winter storm hit the area and brought nearly a foot of snow.

White Oak Ridge Road in the township Wednesday morning after the storm. Photo Credit: Melinda Stevens
White Oak Ridge Road in the township Wednesday morning after the storm. Photo Credit: Melinda Stevens

Employees of the department of public works worked tirelessly to clear the snow from the streets as the second winter storm of 2014 passed through the township Tuesday.

North Jersey was on a severe winter storm warning from Tuesday at noon until Wednesday at 6 a.m. and some areas were expected to see at least 10 inches of snow.

Mayor Robert Tillotson stated everything went well overall in regards to the cleanup of the snow and that he believes the township got at least 10 inches of snow.

“All in all they did a good job,” Tillotson said in a phone interview with Patch, in regards to the department of public works cleanup of the snow and roads. “My understanding is we got 10 inches of snow according to the news reports."

Tillotson said the department of public works faced a challenge or two early on Tuesday, as they were trying to plow the streets, but school buses were busing students to school.

“It is my understanding we kind of got off to a bumpy start because of a delayed opening for schools on Tuesday, which was around the time we were starting to plow, so it was hard to plow and it is hard to be in competition with school buses, but they did a good job," Tillotson said.

Schools had a delayed opening on Tuesday due to Staff Development, according to the district.

All schools are closed Wednesday and the schools also had a one hour early dismissal Tuesday, due to the storm. 

There were not any reported incidents or problems during the storm, according to Tillotson.

“I haven’t heard of any incidents and I checked with Tim Gordon (township administrator) and there wasn’t anything going on other than standard things such as plowing the streets,” Tillotson said.

Tillotson also stated he checked multiple parking lots and said streets and lots were plowed and in "good condition" as of Wednesday morning. 

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