The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory that includes Red Bank, New Jersey until 1 a.m. Thursday. The forecast calls for mixed precipitation with total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute.
A State of Emergency has been declared for the State of New Jersey. Borough of Red Bank emergency management, public safety and law enforcement personnel are monitoring the situation and departments are taking necessary precautions to prepare and respond. Municipal buildings will close at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 and will re-open as regularly scheduled on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Updates will be available on the municipal website at www.redbanknj.org
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Motorists are advised to plan accordingly, leave sufficient time for travel, and drive carefully. Unnecessary driving during the storm should be avoided. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
As always, per municipal ordinances, an on-street parking prohibition exists on all roads in the event of snow accumulation to allow for plowing and the passage of emergency vehicles. Vehicles parked in the streets may be ticketed and/or towed. Property owners must clear their sidewalks within 24 hours after the conclusion of snow fall. Do not plow, blow or shovel snow into the streets.
To report power outages, contact the electric company by visiting FirstEnergy/JCP&L or call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877). Downed wires should immediately be called in to your electric company or local police/fire departments. Customers should never go near a downed power line.
To report a gas leak, contact the gas provider (New Jersey Natural Gas/NJNJ) by calling 1-800-GAS-LEAK (800-427-5325)