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Brick Continues Plowing, Deicing

Snow gives way to rain overnight

Brick Plaza, 10 p.m. Sunday
Brick Plaza, 10 p.m. Sunday
A Sunday snow storm quickly created dangerous roads beginning at 1 p.m., but Brick Township began to plow and deice its local streets soon thereafter. The trucks continued to roll into Monday, according to the township.

Brick schools called a delayed opening for its staff and students on account of the weather, as did the Ocean County Vocational Technical School.

The township posted this message, announcing that trucks were rolling to deal with snowy conditions: "Driving conditions are very hazardous right now. Public Works is out treating neighborhood streets with an emphasis on intersections and hills. They will continue to treat streets as the storm progresses. Residents are urged to use extreme caution if you need to drive. Again, Township crews are out treating streets in neighborhoods. Nearly all main arteries in Brick Township are the responsibility of Ocean County and the State of New Jersey."

Overnight, snow turned to rain for Brick as contracted plows pushed around the accumulation in business parking lots. Nearly five foot high piles of snow lined parking medians in Brick Plaza thanks to the plows there.
Amanda Laughlin December 09, 2013 at 06:26 AM
I didn't see one road plowed or treated at 3 pm
Amanda Laughlin December 09, 2013 at 06:27 AM
Or 5 pm when someone drove to our neighborhood. Where were the plows?
Amanda Laughlin December 09, 2013 at 06:28 AM
Plowing "soon thereafter" is incorrect
proud December 09, 2013 at 06:49 AM
Showing up for work is not part of the job description.
J.JONES December 09, 2013 at 09:44 AM
County roads were plowed..town just salted
Brian December 09, 2013 at 09:59 AM
Brick DPW is horrendous. Before they had the automated recycling cans, I had a DPW worker throw away my recycling, dropped a wine bottle in the street and it rolled away from him. Of course, he just left it in the middle of the street. Some of them have very poor attitudes. As far as plowing goes, it is like driving on ski's down here. They aren't out in force early plowing and salting. If they are, please tell me where because I have yet to see it. Granted I've only been here for 1 winter season, but I have an uncle that didn't go anywhere for 5 days after that blizzard a few years back. His street had fresh powder on it for nearly a week.
Ryan Meyers December 09, 2013 at 12:58 PM
Brian I remember that snow storm well...we weren't able to get out of our street for 3 days. I also remember the DPW workers were sent home that night and then unable to get out of their homes just "like the rest of us". It's not the guys that plow the streets that determine when to start...it's their boss. Sorry you experienced one lazy worker w/the broken glass, but lets not lose sight of the big picture. Acropolis made a bad call......he'll be gone soon, hopefully this next group decides better
proud December 09, 2013 at 01:08 PM
Wasn't that the 'call in sick' blizzard?
Brian December 09, 2013 at 01:45 PM
Ryan I hope you're right. And that's the kicker, the bottle didn't break. He was just too lazy to walk 5 feet and pick it up as it rolled away. And yes, I'm not blaming the workers for the poor job of cleaning up the roadways. That falls on the brass, of course.
J.JONES December 09, 2013 at 02:07 PM
WAIT AND SEE THE ONLY WAY THE NEW MAYOR AND COUNCIL WILL NOT RAISE TAXES IS REMOVING THE DPW DEPARTMENT ..JUST MY OPINION OR DOWN SIZING THE DEPARTMENT AND RE..JOINING IT WITH THE PARKS DEPARTMENT AND Foz in charge ???
Jim Jupiter December 09, 2013 at 06:39 PM
My one interaction with the DPW so far was I put in a request on the town website about trash being dumped in the woods behind my house. Months later I saw truck near the woods. I went out to talk to the guy. He was in the wrong spot and ready to leave but then I told him I was the one who made the request and showed him the trash in question. It was May and he was ready to pass out because it was about 80 degrees. He claimed he could not clean the trash by himself and called his supervisor. He even put me on the phone with him. Lets just say they never came back and I cleaned the woods out my self.
Brian December 09, 2013 at 07:11 PM
Jim, that sounds about right. They can't get out of the trucks and lift cans and dump them in the back of a truck anymore. Do you really expect them to do anything extra that isn't done with a lever inside the cab of their trucks????
suzanne December 10, 2013 at 04:59 AM
I saw nothing to represent a plow or de- Icing in my neighborhood, on Sunday...or in any neighborhood. Had to get to my elderly/disabled mom to bring her dinner... drove for 3 miles through Brick & the streets were never ADDRESSED..SO, please correct your information!!!!!!!!!!!

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