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 Orlando Drive area in Forked River. JCP&L has assured that crews are assigned to conduct the repairs and restore power to both areas as well as the spotty outages elsewhere in the township.
The township emergency services continue to respond to trees down throughout the township as well as low-hanging and downed wires. Residents are reminded to be extremely cautious and not to touch any downed wires.
Snow plows will continue to work through the night to clear roadways. No vehicles may be left in or along roadways as plows need to operate with roadway obstructions. Residents must be mindful that the plows will leave a berm of snow across the end of driveways as they push the snow from and along the roadways.
Residents are asked to check on their neighbors who may be vulnerable and advise the police department if any concerns arise.
– Chief David A. Paprota, Ed.D.