Important Storm Information Available at www.trentonnj.org/snow
Trenton, N.J. – Mayor W. Reed Gusciora today announced that the City is preparing for an approaching winter storm system that could bring high winds and snow accumulation of up to 14 inches Sunday afternoon through Tuesday morning.
The City is already applying liquid brine on roads. The Department of Public Works has two dozen salt and plowing vehicles and 3,000 tons of salt available. Backup salt and vehicles are on stand-by should they be needed.
During the storm, Trenton residents will receive instructions from the City to move their vehicles from snow-emergency routes as required by City Ordinance 14-2.10. Alternative parking is available at public school parking lots for the duration of the storm. The City will commence plowing operations when snowfall reaches four inches. For a list of designated streets, parking lots, and other helpful information, visit www.trentonnj.org/snow.
Residents can sign up for the City’s Emergency Broadcast System to receive updates on when to move their cars to the school parking lots, when to return them to the street and if trash collection will be cancelled, among other important information:
Trenton police officers will also drive through neighborhoods and use their public address systems to notify residents to move their vehicles from the emergency routes. Residents who do not comply will have their vehicles towed at their expense. Residents whose vehicles are towed can contact the Trenton Police Department non-emergency telephone number at (609) 989-4170. Vehicles left in public school parking lots for at least three hours after the City notification may also be towed.
In addition, the Sewer Department is ready to clear storm water catch basins and drains throughout the city as the snow melts to help mitigate flood concerns. Residents are reminded to remove trash and debris from the curb and gutter areas to help keep storm water inlets clear of clogs.
Warming centers are available at 89 Ewing Street and 100 Carroll Street. Transportation is available for residents who need it. Call (609) 695-1436 for more information and (609) 989-3460 to arrange transportation. Masks are available and social distancing will be enforced. The Rescue Mission located at 98 Carroll Street is also open 24 hours a day but can only accommodate single individuals.
The City also reminds residents to keep the following numbers nearby during the storm:
- Tenants who have no heat and cannot reach their landlord should call (609) 989-3560 and leave a message. An inspector from the City's Department of Inspections will return their call.
- Residents that need emergency assistance should dial 911. Residents that need non-emergency assistance can reach the Trenton Police Department at (609) 989-4170.
- Power outages should be reported to PSE&G at 1-800-436-PSEG.
- Downed trees, flooding, and other weather-related damage should be reported to the Office of Emergency Management at (609) 989-4200.
“As always, we’re taking this storm threat seriously and are lining up every precaution to ensure we get through it safely," said Mayor Gusciora. “Don't forget to bring your pets indoors, check on elderly friends and neighbors, and stay tuned for important updates from the City, which you can sign up for right now with your computer or phone.”