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Posted on: January 21, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Winter Storm Message from Mayor & Council ~ January 21, 2016

Winter Storm Message from Mayor & Council
JANUARY 21, 2016

A winter nor'easter is gearing up and heading our way. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning in effect beginning Friday night. Significant snowfall is expected for this storm followed by high winds and bitterly cold air. Snowfall projections are currently 12 to 18 inches.

The Department of Public Works crew stands ready to face what may be our first major snow storm of the season. Township crews will begin pre-treating roads with brine starting today. Our fleet of plows, sanders and other heavy equipment are ready to clear snow from more than 573 lane miles. Local contractors who augment township snow removal efforts will be called as needed as well.

Please keep in mind that with the heavy snowfall anticipated and the blowing winds, it will be challenging to keep all of Howell’s roads clear during the storm. Our hard working, dedicated crews will be doing their very best. Under normal conditions a typical snowstorm will require 16 to 24 hours to clear. During these periods, motorist must recognize the conditions and operate their vehicles in an appropriately safe manner.

Additionally, Police Officers and emergency services stand ready to help keep everyone safe. We thank them in advance for their hard work and caring commitment.

Safety is always top priority. While there is no travel advisory yet, please think twice about going out in the storm. A safer decision – if at all possible depending on your circumstance – will be to stay warm at home!

Streets will be cleared as much as possible. If everyone will do their part to remove their vehicles from the streets, remain indoors and warm, we will all get through this storm together – as we always do.

The Office of Emergency Management and the Administration will continue to monitor weather conditions. We ask all residents to make preparations as well. Preparing and staying informed will help us all weather this potential storm.

Stay informed by registering to receive township emergency alerts. Residents can register through the township website at Alerts and updates are sent by text and email. Residents need to register their cell phone number to receive voice messages on their cells.

Future updates will be posted on our website and Facebook page also.

We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.


William Gotto, Mayor
Robert Nicastro, Deputy Mayor
Ed Guz, Councilman
Pauline Smith, Councilwoman
Robert Walsh, Councilman

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