RED BANK: ‘ALL ROADS ARE OPEN’

branchSnow lies atop wires and tree limbs above Branch Avenue early Wednesday morning. Below, a borough plow working Shrewsbury Avenue. (Click to enlarge)

shrewsburyAll of Red Bank’s streets had been plowed by early Thursday morning following a snowstorm that dumped another ten or so inches on the region, according to public utilities director Gary Watson.

“Our streets are in googd shape,” Watson tells redbankgreen. “All roads are open. It was a busy night but a safe night.”

A predawn hike through town by a redbankgreen reporter found most streets plowed down to a hard, slick snowpack of about an inch thickness. Walking was tricky on slopes, but otherwise safe.

The slipperiest stretch we encountered was Newman Springs Road between Shrewsbury Avenue and Broad Street.

Some streets were cleared down to the asphalt, while a few others, including Monmouth Street between Maple Avenue and the train station, still had several inches of snow on them.

Watson said crews are now out laying down de-icing agent. Between the mashing of car wheels, which activates the melting ability of the substance, and ambient temperatures expected to remain above freezing through most of the day, streets should be fairly clear soon.

The JCP&L outage map shows no outages in our area as of 7:25a.