Lacey’s Office of Emergency Management has issued an advisory warning Lacey of the forecasted winter storm.
High winds are expected and residents should prepare for possible power outages, the advisory states, adding that the winter storm warning will be in effect through Saturday.
“An approaching winter storm has the potential to bring six to 10 inches of snow, wind gusts up to 55 mph, moderate coastal flooding, moderate to major beach erosion, major impacts to traffic, and the possibility of significant power outages to our region,” the advisory said.
The storm will impact the Lacey area into Saturday morning.
Residents are asked to monitor the OEM’s website.
Residents can sign up for mobile and email alerts with the Lacey Township OEM by clicking here.
For information on how to prepare for a winter storm, click here.
To report a power outage, call 1-888-LIGHTSS or click here.
Lacey Township is monitoring the snowstorm heading towards the Jersey Shore and Township Administrator and Municipal Clerk said it’s “prepared.”
“Lacey as with other towns will monitor the storm and if necessary begin plowing the public roadways,” she said.
Subcontractors have been put on notice that they may be called in, she said.
The township will not plow if it’s a light and powdery snow, she said. But if it’s a heavy snow and there is three inches or more, the township will plow, Laureigh said.
“We have been preparing highly traveled intersections with salting and liquid brine mixture,” she said. “The game plan is that we call in the employees/subcontractors and they work their assigned routes removing the snow from the public roadways.”
Laureigh asked for residents to remove their vehicles from the roadways so proper plowing can take place. Summonses can be issued to those who fail to comply.
Portable basketball hoops should also be removed from the streets. Damage done to hoops on the roads is not the responsibility of the township, she said.
Casting of snow into the roadway by residents is prohibited, she said.
Also, businesses and residents that have sidewalks in front of their property must remove the snow and ice, she said.