UPDATE 6PM, FEB. 1 – Township officials have confirmed that plowing has begun. “Residents are reminded that cars and obstructions must be removed from streets. Thank you for your cooperation,” a notice from the township said.
Brick mayor John Ducey on Monday said public works crews are continuing to respond to the winter storm and monitor its progress.
Plows have not yet been deployed, as the township cannot send them out until the snow depth has reached four inches. The long-standing policy in Brick is to prevent damage to both roads and trucks.
“Once it hits four inches, that’s when we call out the plows and the contractors,” said Ducey. “As soon as it hits that mark, we’ll deploy everyone.”
So far, he said, crews from the Public Works Department have been on call 24 hours per day and have already spread 250 tons of salt in order to keep roads safe.
“The guys are going out again overnight to salt again so in the morning it will be safer,” Ducey said.
The storm has also been causing flooding in bayside areas.
“Anywhere that floods has been experiencing high tides since Sunday morning,” he said, which started with the recent full moon. “Also, the ocean waves are tremendous with this nor’easter. They’re all the way up to the foot of the dune.”