Historic Winter Storm Continues; Please Allow Time for Road Plowing

Historic Winter Storm Continues; Please Allow Time for Road Plowing

Posted on February 1, 2021

Winter Storm Orlena, declared a statewide emergency, already has dumped 15 inches of snow as of now in Montgomery Township and the grand total may reach 24 inches. “This is a historic storm; it will take days to get back to normal,” said Montgomery Township Public Works Superintendent Art Villano. “Our folks have been preparing and plowing for 20 hours straight, and they will need to take a break. Our first focus is to keep major roads clear for emergency vehicles.”

Montgomery residents are urged to stay off the roads as much as possible, to allow the clearing of snow and to reduce the chance of accidents in treacherous driving conditions. There are reports of numerous vehicular accidents and stuck vehicles on the roads around the region.

All Montgomery Township municipal offices will be closed today and tomorrow, February 1st and 2nd, for the safety of the public and staff.

Otto Kaufman Community Center may be opened tomorrow or Wednesday as a warming and charging center, but only after the snow stops, roads are clear, and if numerous homes are without power. As of now, few outages have been reported. If power does go out, Montgomery Police recommend staying home and bundling up, since a home will typically stay adequately warm for 12 hours.

Montgomery prohibits parking on street during snow emergencies. For information about our road plowing program, go to Montgomery Public Work’s Seasonal Notice – Winter  webpage.

Go to PSE&G’s website for information on PSE&G’s preparations for the storm, safety tips on storm preparedness, Outage Center map, and ways to report an outage to PSE&G.

Source: Montgomery Twp. Adminsitration