Emergency Alerts

Road Closure Due to MVA – Manchester Avenue from Haines Street to the area of Lacey Road – Saturday, March 12, 2016 – 7:00 a.m.

ROADWAY OPEN - Manchester Avenue Temporary Road Closure - UPDATE as of 12:30 p.m., Sunday, March 13, 2016, the roadway is OPEN. Earlier 9:30 a.m. (3-13-16) Posted Update: The utility companies (JCP&L and Verizon) have indicated that the repairs will continue throughout the day and possibly into the evening hours. The portion of Manchester Avenue from Gille Park to Haines Street will likely remain closed until at least 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, 2016. Access is available to Manchester Avenue [...]

Public Notice (Vibrations) – Lacey Township Police Department – Thursday, January 28, 2016 as of 2:25 p.m.

Public Notice (Vibrations) - The Lacey Township Police Department is currently looking into unexplained vibrations occurring throughout the township. Thus far, it has been determined that the same vibrations are being reported throughout Ocean County and are not specific to our town. Upon identifying the source or cause of the vibrations, the public will be advised without delay. UPDATE: The U.S. Geological Service has indicated that earlier reports of earthquake activity are unfounded, and they [...]

Weather Emergency Update – Lacey Township Police Department – Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.

Weather Emergency Update (Sunday, 1/24/16 at 8:00 a.m.) - Lacey Township currently has some homes without power as of 8:00 a.m. this morning. Some areas that were reported to have been restored have since been verified as still being without power (e.g., Hidden Harbor Place in Lanoka Harbor). This is of great concern due to the cold weather and the prolonged period of the outages. The public can assist by checking with friends, family and neighbors [...]

Weather Emergency Update – Lacey Township Police Department – Early Sunday Morning, January 24, 2016 at 1 a.m.

Weather Emergency Update (Early Sunday Morning, 1/24/16) - The winds have diminished and the storm system is pulling away from the coast with trailing snow bands leaving some additional snow accumulation. The Saturday night high tide resulted in some minor street flooding in only the lowest lying areas of the bay front along Beach Boulevard in Forked River. The next high tide will be at 10:52 a.m. in Forked River. As of midnight, less than 100 [...]

Weather Emergency Update – Lacey Township Police Department – Saturday Evening, January 23, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday Evening Weather Emergency Update (1/23/2016 at 6 p.m.): Winter storm Jonas is progressing through our area and will continue through the evening hours with the additional accumulation of snow. High tide and the associated storm surge of tidal water is expected to be at its peak in our area at 10:36 p.m. tonight. Prolonged power outages continue to affect a portion of residences in the Laurel Boulevard area in Lanoka Harbor and the Pensacola Road and [...]

Weather Emergency Update – Lacey Township Police Department – Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 11:30 a.m.

Weather Emergency Update (Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 11:30 a.m.) - The latest weather report indicates Lacey Township can expect high wind gusts along with sleet and snow (blizzard) conditions to continue through the afternoon and evening. Winds may intensify during the afternoon resulting in more power outages due to downed trees and utility lines. The roadways are extremely dangerous and must remain clear of unnecessary vehicles to allow plows to operate and emergency services to attend to ongoing emergency [...]

Weather Advisory & Public Notice – Lacey Township Police Department – Friday, January 22, 2016 (Noon)

Telephone Notification (1 p.m. - 2 p.m.) - The following is a transcript of the automated telephone message sent to residents: The impending winter storm is expected to hit our area tonight during the late evening hours with heavy snow, strong winds, and flooding along the low-lying back-bay areas. While each aspect of the storm poses a concern for residents and emergency services, the possibility of power outages due to 60+ mile-per-hour winds adds to the [...]

Temporary Parking – Gille Park – Storm Related Parking for Vehicles from Low-Lying Areas – Thursday, January 21, 2016

Temporary Parking Available - Gille Park has been designated as a temporary parking area for residents of Lacey Township to park vehicles from low-lying areas during the period of potential flooding due to the impending storm activity. Vehicles may be legally parked within a parking stall and must be removed in a timely manner following the storm. Vehicles which are left in the park during the storm are done so at the owner's own risk. The [...]

UPDATE: Roadway Reopened at 6:45 p.m. – Road Closure (Detour) – Lacey Road from GSP to just west of Spaulding Avenue in Forked River – Lacey Township Police Department – Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 3:15 p.m.

UPDATE: Roadway Reopened - (earlier Road Closure) - At 6:45 p.m., Thursday, December 24, 2015, the accident was cleared and the roadway was reopened. On Thursday, December 24, 2015, at approximately 3:15 p.m., the Lacey Township Police Department responded to a motor vehicle crash on West Lacey Road in Lacey Township. The crash occurred approximately 2 miles west of the Garden State Parkway (immediately west of Spaulding Avenue). The preliminary investigation has revealed that a [...]

Public Advisement – Oyster Creek Siren Testing – Tuesday, December 1st, 2015, at 10:00 a.m.

Residents should be aware that the emergency sirens positioned within a 10 mile radius of the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station will be tested at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. The sirens will sound simultaneously for three (3) full minutes during the test. Please share this message. Anyone with questions or concerns regarding the siren testing may contact the  Ocean County Sheriff's Department, Office of Emergency Management (OEM), at (732) 341-3451. As a side [...]