PUBLIC WORKS – SNOW REMOVAL GUIDELINES
Our Public Works Department is working hard to make driving safer and easier in snowy weather. Depending on the duration and amount of snowfall, township trucks may plow your street several times. As snow rolls off our plows, it will accumulate in driveways. Please understand that this is unavoidable and it is the homeowner’s responsibility to clear it. Here are some helpful hints to make “snow” business less frustrating:
Shovel snow to the right side of your driveway (facing the street) to minimize the amount of snow entering your driveway.
If possible, wait until the township trucks have made at least two passes on your street before clearing your driveway.
DO NOT Shovel and/or blow snow into the street.
DO NOT PARK cars on the street from one hour after the snow has continuously fallen until 12 hours after the snow has stopped. This speeds the removal process and prevents cars from being plowed in.
To ensure the safety of pedestrians, residents must remove snow from sidewalks following a snowfall. Please remember that children are walking to school and bus stops are all over town.
- 249-1 Time limits for removal of snow, ice, sand, dirt and other material. The owner or owners, tenant or tenants of lands abutting or bordering upon any of the public avenues or highways of the Township of Monroe shall remove or cause to be removed from the sidewalks and to the width of one foot out of the gutters in front of or bordering on their said lands all snow and ice within 10 hours of daylight after the same shall be formed or fall thereon and any sand, dirt or other material or collection of materials forming an obstruction or constituting an impediment thereon within 10 hours of daylight after the same shall have formed, collected or been created thereon.
In the event of deep snow, please shovel around your mailbox and fire hydrants near your house – for your safety and your neighbors’.
Not all roads in Monroe Township are maintained by the township. During bad weather, we often receive calls from our residents about the condition of roads whose maintenance is the responsibility of Gloucester County. We’re happy to relay your concerns, but if you would like to reach the Gloucester County Highway Department directly, please call (856) 307-6400. Here is a list of County maintained roads:
Bluebell Rd. (Bike trail to Malaga Rd)
Berlin Crosskeys Rd.
Coles Mill Rd.
Corkery Lane (BHP to Clayton Rd.)
Fries Mill Rd.
Glassboro Crosskeys Rd.
New Brooklyn Rd. (BHP to Malaga)
Pitman Downer Rd.
Williamstown Franklinville Rd.
North Main St.
The Following Roads are maintained by the State of New Jersey: (856) 881-1711
N. Black Horse Pike (Rt. 42)
S. Black Horse Pike (Rt. 322)
Glassboro Rd. (Rt. 322)
If you have a concern please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Monroe Township Public Works, 856-728-9844