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Brick Deploys Sand Trucks to Tackle Surprise Snowstorm

Roads getting slick in November nor'easter

A nor'easter that has defied forecasts over the past several hours has dropped a blanket of wet snow on the Shore area, making roadways slick.

About an inch of measurable snow has accumulated on neighborhood streets throughout most of Brick Township, while a slushy mix has formed on major roads including the Garden State Parkway.

Brick Mayor Stephen C. Acropolis said Wednesday afternoon that Public Works Director Glenn Campbell had arranged for sand trucks to be out prior to the storm and had deployed them during the afternoon hours.

"There's a specific run they do for this type of precipitation," said Acropolis.

Though there is not enough measurable snow to plow, Acropolis said crews would begin working on main township roads.

County crews were seen spreading salt on county-controlled roads in town, including Burrsville Road and Jack Martin Boulevard.

A state truck was seen spreading salt on the northbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway near mile marker 90, the Brick exit.

The National Weather Service office in Mount Holly has predicted a mix of rain, snow and sleet will continue Wednesday night into the early morning hours Thursday. The overnight low is forecast to be 33 degrees.

MEB November 07, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Series of 3 green flashes in sky over Herbertsville Rd. just east of 70 would indicate transformer or wire problems I would think. Can JCP&L check out that area?
RCL67 November 07, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Then I guess my neighbor was right, the transformer blew. Thanks for the information!
Brian November 07, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Talked to rep at JCP&L he said he had no idea why. Told me we were lucky we "had" power. There are no notes to why it happened. The gentleman on the line from FirstEnergy was very rude.
Donna November 07, 2012 at 11:41 PM
I live off of Burnt Tavern and I have power.
Watchdog November 07, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Does anyone have an idea when the Drum Point Road and Mandalay Road area will receive power. 10 days and counting. I realize the storm was devastating, however, this is 2012 not 1812. If nothing else there should be a projected time provided.
Missing Brick November 08, 2012 at 12:20 AM
Yes, and with predicted temps in the high 20's over the next few days, we can watch our almost ruined houses go to complete shit as the pipes freeze and leak while we are evacuated. They won't turn on my gas until the power is back on...so how about it JCP&L, concentrate...get the power turned on. There is not a single pole down on my street so I imagine that once Mandalay is up, so will we be.
Jim November 08, 2012 at 12:22 AM
If a transformer blew good luck getting power back. On Princeton we still have no power. Waiting for a shipment of transformers from pakistan
Jim November 08, 2012 at 12:24 AM
The crews don't work 24/7. They knock off at 5. How do I know? I asked the crewman myself.
cathyu November 08, 2012 at 12:52 AM
I have a large oak in my front yard. The weight of the snow on it now is making a larger branch hang low, about 5' 6" away from the pavement. Who should I call? I don't want a large truck coming down and making it a bigger problelm.
cathyu November 08, 2012 at 12:57 AM
I would contact the Brick Police with her name and address.
Hometown November 08, 2012 at 12:57 AM
Jim, I heard that Princeton could be up to two more weeks without power. Substation destroyed? Something like that. What did you hear, exactly? So many rumors...
Jim November 08, 2012 at 01:13 AM
East Princeton up to beaverdam got power on tonight. Certel from south Carolina are the guys working the problem. I imagine they will proceed west on Princeton tomorrow. We know where the problem is. Transformer in front of wherlen brothers needs to be replaced and some new wire run. It's not the substation to my knowledge
Sean November 08, 2012 at 01:22 AM
Live off of Herbertsville Road on Walnut Drive between 22nd and 23rd - area went dark around 5:30/6 PM. Talk of transformers down...again. Any news about this? We really didn't have bad enough weather yet for this to happen again...
Hometown November 08, 2012 at 01:31 AM
Jim, that sounds about right. The marina was lit up like the forth of July during the hurricane. There was just an article on app saying jcpl said most people back by Saturday. Hope that true. Thanks for the info. Stay warm.
RCL67 November 08, 2012 at 01:40 AM
We just got our power back on
Diana Rosso November 08, 2012 at 01:56 AM
Bay bridge village just went back on
J.JONES November 08, 2012 at 02:04 AM
Lions head south out again
Melissa November 08, 2012 at 02:27 AM
I live on Chatham/eastham. Just left at 6 because I have a one year old who cannot sleep in the freezing temps. I saw blue/green lights out of my kitchen window and then power went. I think it was a transformer.
Rick November 08, 2012 at 02:28 AM
Lake riviera is out by brick blvd.
Ken November 08, 2012 at 02:36 AM
JCP&L could have had a lot more work done if they didn't send those 7 non-union crews who drove here from Tampa, Fla. back home. JCP&L would not let them do any work here, NICE@@@@
Ken November 08, 2012 at 02:37 AM
Just got power back here in Mallard Point in Brick at 3 today, we were out for 10 days.
CANJ November 08, 2012 at 02:42 AM
Lake riviera is out again
J.JONES November 08, 2012 at 03:25 AM
Lights flashing but not out states streets brick..Hearing branches cracking all around..
Tee November 08, 2012 at 03:52 AM
Im off Princeton, closer to 88 and we had power yesterday around 7pm....then today around 9 it went out. Still sitting in the dark here....thanks JCP&L.
Jason November 08, 2012 at 04:16 AM
There are crews workin around the clock. Most crews work 7am till 11 pm. But there are overnight crews too just not as many. There are a lot of nonunion linemen and tree crews getting your lights back. And there are transformers available. I work out of the staging area in the blueclaws parking lot.
Jim November 08, 2012 at 08:34 AM
Looks like another tree took down a powerlines near cedarcroft. Good grief.
read bull November 08, 2012 at 12:56 PM
however many are left......
read bull November 08, 2012 at 12:58 PM
hi, have you heard from her yet??
read bull November 08, 2012 at 01:00 PM
that SUCKS. who makes these brain-dead decisions?? they should sue whoever for their time, fuel and whatever else it cost them!!!
Jenni Chalmers November 08, 2012 at 03:27 PM
No, but I am going to call the police this morning. My mom's cousin said last night that she thinks she is fine - they think she is staying w/ her grandson and just didn't take our phone #'s with her. I will still feel better after the police do a welfare check though.

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