In anticipation of continuing high winds and snow accumulations over the past 24 hours, the City of Trenton applied liquid brine on roads and made available two dozen salt and plowing vehicles and 3,000 tons of salt with backup salt and vehicles on stand-by.
“As always, we’re taking this storm threat seriously and are lining up every precaution to ensure we get through it safely,” said City of Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora.
Trenton residents will continue to receive instructions from the City to move their vehicles from snow-emergency routes as required by City Ordinance 14-2.10. Alternative parking is available at public school parking lots for the duration of the storm. The City will commenced plowing operations when snowfall reached four inches. For a list of designated streets, parking lots, and other helpful information, visit www.trentonnj.org/snow.
Residents can sign up for the City’s Emergency Broadcast System to receive updates on when to move their cars to the school parking lots, when to return them to the street and if trash collection will be cancelled, among other important information:
To receive text alerts, text ‘Trenton411’ to 99411.
To receive voice message alerts, sign up at www.trentonnj.org/reverse911.
Residents who do not comply to notifications to have their vehicles moved from the emergency routes, will have their vehicles towed at their expense. Residents whose vehicles are towed can contact the Trenton Police Department non-emergency telephone number at (609) 989-4170. Vehicles left in public school parking lots for at least three hours after the City notification may also be towed.
Warming centers are available at 89 Ewing Street and 100 Carroll Street. Transportation is available for residents who need it. Call (609) 695-1436 for more information and (609) 989-3460 to arrange transportation. Masks are available and social distancing will be enforced. The Rescue Mission located at 98 Carroll Street is also open 24 hours a day but can only accommodate single individuals.
The City also reminds residents to keep the following numbers nearby during the storm:
Tenants who have no heat and cannot reach their landlord should call (609) 989-3560 and leave a message. An inspector from the City’s Department of Inspections will return their call.
Residents that need emergency assistance should dial 911. Residents that need non-emergency assistance can reach the Trenton Police Department at (609) 989-4170.
Power outages should be reported to PSE&G at 1-800-436-PSEG.
Downed trees, flooding, and other weather-related damage should be reported to the Office of Emergency Management at (609) 989-4200.