At the time of this notice (3 PM, Monday, March 19, 2018), the Mercerville “Five Points” intersection is CLOSED to traffic due to an emergency utility-related issue.

Although it is not yet known when the intersection will be reopened, motorists should attempt to avoid this area through peak evening rush hour times tonight. 

Please check or our social media channels for an update to this notice.   

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1/22/2016 - Winter Snow Preparedness Information from Hamilton Township (Friday, January 22)


Winter Snow Preparedness Information
from Hamilton Township (Friday, January 22)


Latest Forecast Information (Updated Friday Afternoon)

  • Latest forecasts now expect snow to:
  • Begin Friday evening (possibly by 8 pm – 9 pm)
  • Increasing Snow intensity after midnight/early Saturday morning
  • Snowfall continuing through early Sunday morning
  • National Weather Service’s forecast (Friday afternoon) indicates upwards of 19 inches of snow is likely for our area, now under a Blizzard Warning.
    • Confidence levels in forecasted totals are now increasing.  According to the National Weather Service (Friday afternoon), there is an:
      • 79% probability that snow accumulation will be above 8 inches
      • 63% probability that snow accumulation will be above 12 inches
      • 42% probability that snow accumulation will be above 18 inches
  • Friday evening, winds between 15 mph - 20 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph - 35 mph, are expected
  • During Saturday morning and evening, wind gusts up to 40 mph - 45 mph are expected


Township Service Cancellations

  • Saturday garbage collection is Canceled
  • Ecological Facility will be Closed on Saturday
  • Hamilton Township Public Library will be Closed on Saturday
  • Please check back regarding possible Monday service cancellations


Do NOT Travel During Snowfall

  • As snowfall intensity, wind gusts and snow accumulations increases, it will become more dangerous and ill-advised to travel
  • There will be the potential for downed/fallen power wires
  • Continue to monitor news outlets for possible State travel restriction
  • When motorists get stuck, emergency personnel and plowing crews must respond.  This creates unneeded safety issues and slows plowing efforts


Plowing Procedures

  • This is a significant storm.  As snow accumulation increases, the time it takes to plow roads increases
  • During snowfall, crews will continue to plow primary roads (225 lane miles), which must be kept open for emergency services
  • The plowing of neighborhood roads will not begin until after snowfall ends and until primary roads are clear.
    • For significant storms like this, it can take at least 36 hours after snowfall ends to the complete plowing of all neighborhood roads (over 400 lane miles)
    •  We ask for residents’ patience following the end of snowfall


Please Move Parked Automobiles Off the Road, if Possible

  • Please remove all automobiles off the road, if possible. 
  • Parking automobiles in driveways or on properties following snowfall helps our plowing crews. 
  • This voluntary effort helps crews complete plowing faster and remove more snow from our roads.
  • Please Note that some roads are emergency snow routes, which are posted with signs, and require automobiles to be moved.


Prepare for Possible Power Outages:

  • Report Power Outages or Downed Powerlines to PSE&G:
  • Prepare an emergency kit for possible power outages (from PSE&G): CLICK HERE


Wait Until After Your Road is Plowed to Shovel Your Driveway Apron & Sidewalks

  •  Unfortunately, with high snow accumulations, it is impractical to prevent high mounds of snow along road curbsides following plowing.
  •  It is best to wait until after your road is plowed to shovel your driveway apron and sidewalks
  • If possible, clearing nearby fire hydrants is helpful to our entire community and public safety   


Other Helpful Preparedness Tips


Further Updates