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Bergen County Preps for Potential Snow Storm of 5-9 Inches

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photos courtesy of Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Hackensack NJ, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco says the County of Bergen is committed to keeping our residents safe.

In a Facebook post Tedesco said ,”we anticipate this weekend’s winter storm, know that the County of Bergen is beginning preparations and is constantly monitoring weather updates.”

The county exec even took time out to do a weather forecast on FOX Weather about Bergen County snowstorm prep.

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* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 9

* WHERE...Portions of southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey
  and southeast New York.

* WHEN...From 4 PM Saturday to 6 PM EST Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The heaviest snow will fall during the
  evening into early morning hours. There could be some light rain
  or drizzle mixed in overnight.

Did You Know:

The County has over 100 county snow plows, salt trucks, and other vehicles available for deployment. They vary in size and scope of work as some are for removal in our parks while others handle major county roads.

We have roughly 100 workers on call for snow events. Depending on the nature of the storm, workers are anticipated to operate on 12-hour shifts. The County runs the entire operation internally with employees from DPW, Parks, and Public Safety.

The County performs snow removal for 7 towns that we contract with as well as all County assets (parks and facilities). Those towns include Carlstadt, Lodi, Hackensack, Wyckoff, Franklin Lakes, Mahwah, and Skyline Drive in Oakland. The County plows Fort Lee and Cliffside Park, while local DPW’s salt. For municipalities the County does not plow, County DPW provides salt to municipalities to salt and brine county roads.

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One thought on “Bergen County Preps for Potential Snow Storm of 5-9 Inches

  1. I gotta say this guy is doing a great job. He could run for governor.

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