The National Weather Service is reporting that Medford received 8” of snow yesterday. This was preceded by a mixture of rain and freezing rain that has resulted in a coating of ice on most roads. Neighborhood Services crews brined all primary Township roads on Tuesday in advance of the weather, however, the effectiveness was limited due to the amount of rain received overnight on Wednesday.
We have crews out that are continuing to address snow and ice issues on all Township roads. However, be advised that many roads still have a layer of ice, so please use caution when driving.
We have not yet received a shipment of road salt to replenish supplies used during previous storms, so our ability to further treat roads will be limited. Please understand that this is a regional shortage caused by events beyond our control, most notably the demand due to the number of storms in the Northeast portion of the country. We have been working with both State and County officials who are attempting to assist municipalities in securing salt, and will continue these efforts until we receive product. As temperatures are expected in the single digits again this evening, any melting that is occurring now is expected to re-freeze overnight. Low temperatures such as these forecasted will also limit the effectiveness of both road salt and brine.
The Township administration & staff thank you for your patience and understanding and appreciate your cooperation as we continue our work in response to this week’s freezing rain, ice and snow.