When does the Township begin snow removal procedures?
Once snow begins to accumulate to about 3 inches, snow removal procedures are initiated. Supervisors oversee the work of Township crews and private contractors in their district. Streets are prioritized as follows:
- Fire and First Aid building access
- Police vehicle access
- Key commuter parking facilities
- Response to Fire, Police, EMS emergencies, motor vehicle accidents, and all reported medical emergencies
- Primary and main commuter roads
- Secondary neighborhood roads
- Dead-end roads and cul-de-sacs
Supervisors direct crews in a logical fashion within each district, prioritizing roads based on vehicular traffic and accessibility. In some cases, smaller streets may be plowed because they are connections to larger streets. In all cases, equipment operators must leave the area they are working on to respond to an emergency.
To view a list of primary, secondary, and collector streets, visit www.middletownnj.org/snow. If your street is not listed, it is considered a neighborhood street that will be addressed as soon as the others are completed.
Why is my street not being salted/plowed?
The Township must follow protocol to allow access to emergency vehicles and primary commuter roadways. We ask that those on roads that are not heavily used to be patient, all roads will be salted/plowed in time.
If you would like to report dangerous roadway snow/ice conditions, please visit www.middletownnj.org/plowrequest. If you do not have a citizen login, you will need to complete a brief registration.