PLOW STUCK ON RIVER STREET 24+ HOURS

Privately owned vehicles stranded in the weekend snowstorm aren’t the only ones hampering the street-clearing effort in Red Bank, it turns out.

redbankgreen came across this municipal truck stuck in snow, engine running, without any borough employees in sight, on River Street Tuesday morning.

Huh?

plow-stuck-2The plow can be seen in the distance in this photo taken around 8:15a Monday morning. (Click to enlarge)

“I can’t budge it,” Gary Watson, who heads the public utilities department, tells redbankgreen late Tuesday morning. He confirms that the truck has been stuck more than 24 hours.

The engine is running, he says, “because it’s a diesel. It’s better off having it run than shutting it off.”

He says a crew was “on the way” to extricate the vehicle.