By AUBRIE GEORGE
As predicted, a snowstorm enveloped the area last night, leaving about five inches of snow in its wake for Moorestown residents and officials to deal with this morning.
Moorestown Public Works crews have been at work trying to remove the snow from roadways within the township.
Moorestown Township Manager Chris Schultz said the priority roadways and secondary arteries have been cleared and are passable at this point. Crews are starting to move to side streets and cul-de-sac areas for removal.
Schultz said residents should stay off the roads if possible, but reminds residents that if they have to be out to be careful. He also asks residents to be patient.
“As with most of these storms, be patient. There are a lot of roads in town and we’ll get to them all eventually,” he said.
Residents with problems regarding snow removal should contact the public works department at 235–3520.
Schultz also said that if residents have off-street parking available, they should keep their vehicles off the street if possible in order to make removal easier for public works crews.
Residents are also reminded that they have 12 hours from the time the snow storm stops to shovel their sidewalks.
According to public works officials, trash collection was not affected by the storm. Residents in district three can expect to have their trash collected as normal on Wednesday.
The local school district canceled school for the day along with all scheduled sports and activities.
The recreation department canceled all basketball practices scheduled to take place at Moorestown schools tonight. However, the recreation center will be open today from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. for open gym and for basketball practice from 6 to 9 p.m.
Yoga class scheduled for today at 6 p.m. has also been cancelled, according to the recreation department.
The Burlington County Health Department announced the Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency currently in effect has been extended to Friday at noon, according to a pres release from the county.
A Code Blue means winter conditions pose a threat of serious harm or death to individuals without shelter. When a Code Blue is enacted it provides for short-term emergency sheltering.
Individuals can call CONTACT of Burlington County at 234–8888 or (866) 234–5006 for a list of available shelters and additional Code Blue information.