Seven Inches of Snow Poses No Hurdle for Public Works
Freehold roadways are cleared out better and faster than after the December 2010 blizzard.
Freehold received approximately 7 inches of snowfall last night and early into this morning.
"It was definitely better than last time," Sal Dejesus the Superintendent of streets and roads in Freehold Borough said, referring to the snowstorm that pounded the northeast the day after Christmas.
The last storm supplied 4 inches of snow an hour and a total of 24 inches of snow to Western Monmouth. The blizzard-like conditions and 20-30 mph snow drifts added to the dangers on the roads even after the storm concluded.
Luckily, with the same amount of trucks and man power the roads were more easily cleared this time around, and no major emergencies have been reported due to hazardous road conditions.
By midnight, seven snow plows were out clearing the roads within Freehold Borough, Dejesus said. And by early morning the Borough roads were plowed and well salted.
"All streets are definitely drivable now," Dejesus said.
Despite the school closings and extracurricular cancellations, Freehold has faired extremely well in the wake of the first snowstorm of 2011!