February 17, 2021

Dear Resident, 

The National Weather Service has upgraded our area to a WINTER STORM WARNING in effect from 4am Thursday, February 18 until Friday, February 19 at 10am.  Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are forecast.  Snow overspreads the area early Thursday morning and could be heavy at times in the morning and early afternoon. A change to sleet and freezing rain is expected by late afternoon or evening. Light wintry precipitation will likely continue into the daytime hours on Friday. Travel could be very difficult and we ask that if you can stay home, please do so.  

Please take the remainder of this evening to complete storm preparations.  Your cooperation is needed during snowfall events to help the Township complete snow removal. 

  1. Before you go to bed, remove vehicles and all obstructions from the roadways.  NO vehicles or personal property such as basketball hoops should be in roadways during snow events and should remain off the roadways until all salting and plowing has been completed.
  2. Zone 3 Recycling – There is no pickup tomorrow, Thursday February 18.  No items should be placed curbside.  Zone 3 makeup recycling date will be Saturday, February 20. Place recycling curbside by 7am. 
  3. The COVID testing truck is CLOSED Friday, February 19.  It is open, as scheduled, today until 7pm.  FLYER.  

Please remember:

  • Keep electronic devices such as cell phones, laptops and tablet computers fully charged. 
  • Keep a flashlight, portable radio and extra batteries handy. 
  • Gather extra blankets or a sleeping bag for each person. 
  • If you have a water well and pump, keep an emergency supply of bottled water and/or fill your bathtub with fresh water. 
  • Keep an emergency supply of convenience foods that do not require cooking or refrigeration. 

Township updates are sent to residents using a combination of posting on the Township website, via email, social media and SWIFT 911.  Please take a moment to ensure that both your home and cell phone are registered for SWIFT911 and that you opt in for text messages.  Register to receive email updates and follow us on social media.  Please visit www.marlboro-nj.gov and click Resident Communications  to ensure you stay informed even in the event of a power outage and when some lines of communication are disrupted. 

Prior emails and emergency messages can be found on our Storm Updates page linked below.  Please stay safe. We will update you as more is available.    

Mayor Jon Hornik