Trenton Preparing for Overnight Storm that Could Bring up to 10 Inches of Snow
Trenton residents are advised to sign up for city alerts and be prepared to move their cars off emergency routes before this evening’s winter storm. Most of the snowfall is expected to come between Friday evening, Jan. 28, 2022 and Saturday morning, Jan. 29, 2022. For a List of Emergency Snow Routes and Alternative Parking Locations, Visit www.trentonnj.org/snow
Department of Public Works vehicles have already begun applying brine on main roads. The City will commence plowing operations when snowfall reaches four inches. Trenton residents are required 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. For a list of snow routes and available parking lots, visit www.trentonnj.org/snow.
Residents should sign up for the City’s Emergency Broadcast System to receive updates on when to move their cars to alternative parking lots, when to return them to the street and whether trash collection will be cancelled, among other important information:
- To receive text alerts, text ‘Trenton411’ to 99411.
- To receive voice message alerts, sign up at trentonnj.org/reverse911.
While the city will send robocalls and text alerts before plowing begins, residents are encouraged to move their vehicles off snow routes before it starts snowing.
TPD patrol officers will start driving through neighborhoods and using their public address systems to remind residents to move their vehicles before plowing begins.
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.
Temperatures are expected to dip below 30 degrees. Warming centers are available:
- Single individuals can go to the Rescue Mission on 89 Ewing Street, which can be reached at (609) 695-1436.
- Starting at 8:00 p.m. tonight, families that need a warming center can go to the Sam Naples Senior Center on 611 Chestnut Ave. Transportation can be arranged, if necessary, by calling 609-989-3462.
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 (800) 436-PSEG.
- Downed trees, flooding, and other weather-related damage should be reported to the Office of Emergency Management at (609) 989-4200.
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