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If all spreading equipment is running, the primary roads can be spread with anti-icing / deicing chemicals in 1 and a half hours.
If all spreading equipment is running, we can apply anti-icing / deicing chemicals to the secondary (neighborhood) roads in about 6 hours.
Although we do our best to be attentive to individual driveways and minimize inconveniences to residents, the plows sometimes fill in areas on previously cleaned driveways and sidewalks. Property owners are responsible for clearing snow and ice from their property including or where snow and ice has been placed upon such areas as a result of snow or ice clearing operations.
You can prevent snow plows blocking your driveway by clearing a portion of the road immediately adjacent to your driveway (to the right of your driveway when facing your house). Doing so provides an area where snow from the plow truck can be deposited before reaching your driveway
For an information on the method for plowing out your driveway view the Snow Driveway Clearing Tips (PDF) illustration.
First you should call the Dialysis Center to see if it is open. You should also speak with them about rescheduling your appointment.
If the dialysis center is open and you must keep your appointment, you should call 609-581-4000 for emergency transportation. This number is manned by township police dispatch personnel who will dispatch an ambulance. Please note that you cannot pre-register for these transportation services. They can, and will, only be provided on an as needed basis during individual emergencies. For additional information, regarding emergency transportation services, please call the Hamilton Police Division's Crime Prevention Unit, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm, at 609-581-4033.
As always, if it is a true medical emergency, call 911.
If you have a true medical emergency call 911 or the Hamilton Township Police Department at 609-581-4000.
If you have another medical situation, such as a scheduled doctor appointment, and you feel it is a medical emergency, please provide the name and phone number of your doctor. We will verify with the doctor and if warranted provide the necessary accommodation to get you there.
Dialysis patients should call 609-581-4000 to speak with a dispatcher who will contact an ambulance service if it is an emergency. Please note that you cannot pre-register for these transportation services. They can, and will, only be provided on an as needed basis during individual emergencies.
Prior to winter snowstorms, liquid salt will be applied to all Township roads provided that favorable pavement temperatures exist to do so.
While snow is falling, our main effort is to keep the primary roads safe and passable.
The primary roads are plowed curb to curb and treated with salt early during the storm. As a result, when the storm has ended, those roads are black and bare to pavement very quickly.
We do not enter the secondary roads to plow them until after snow fall has ended.
Secondary roads are plowed with one pass in and one pass out and are plowed in about 24 hours if everything goes right. Often there is going to be snow packed and bonded to the roadway after we plow. We apply de-icing chemicals (salt) to the snow pack which with the help of the sun melts the snow and gets us to bare pavement. All residents who reside on a secondary road should be able to drive from their home to a primary road without difficulty providing the exercise caution.
County roads are cleared by Mercer County Road Department [Phone: 609-530-7510] or you may email.
State roads are cleared by NJ Department of Transportation [Phone: 609-588-6212].
In accordance with Ordinance 435-1 property owner or tenant is required to remove snow-ice within 12 daylight hours after the snow-ice shall fall or be formed.
If snow or ice is not removed as required by section 435-1 or is cast, deposited or placed upon the sidewalks or streets in violation of section 435-2, the snow or ice shall be removed by the department of public works upon notification by the police division, and the cost of removal shall be certified to the director of finance, who shall cause the cost to be charged against the real estate abutting the sidewalk or street from which the snow or ice was removed. The amount so charged shall become a lien upon the real estate abutting the sidewalk or street, passageway, private roadway or parking area, and shall be added to the taxes next assessed upon the land, and shall be collected and enforced in the same manner as other taxes. The remedy provided by this section shall be in addition to any penalty imposed for a violation of this article in section 435-4
First determine whether or not the road is a State, County or Township Road.
If it is a County Road, refer the caller to the County 609-530-7510 or email.
If it is a State Road, refer the caller to the State 732-308-4086 (Central Regional Maintenance Department).
If it is a Township Road, take the name, address and number and advise the caller that someone will come out and inspect after the snow has stopped. If they can replace it right then and there with the permanent mailbox, they will. If not, the Township will put up a temporary mailbox until the permanent mailbox can be replaced. The township only replaces standard mailboxes.
If the mailbox is a special decorative box (painted, novelty themed, brick construction, etc.) a request should be submitted for a Notice of Claim. The resident would have to make the repairs or replacement and file for reimbursement.