Snowstorm hits Burlington Township

Recycling collection pushed back; county braces for storm

It might be a good day to stay inside if you can.

Forecasts calling for heavy snow have already shut down many schools and public services, and officials are preparing to respond to any weather-related emergencies.

In Burlington Township, the compost site will be closed Wednesday and is scheduled to reopen Thursday at 11 a.m. For more information, call the Public Works Office at 609–239–5909.

The county has also pushed back recycling collection from Friday to Saturday. Trash collection, however, is still scheduled for Wednesday.

Burlington County offices and public libraries have also been closed for the day.

“Once again our road crews and a full compliment of approximately 70 trucks are standing by; they will work to plow our 508 miles of county roads until the snow has been cleared,” County Freeholder Director Kate Gibbs said in a Facebook post Tuesday night.

“We are activating our Emergency Operations Center effective early tomorrow (Wednesday) morning so we can efficiently coordinate all our county resources,” she added. “Further, we have declared a Code Blue weather emergency and encourage all residents to seek shelter and please use a great deal of caution if they must travel tomorrow.