Mayor: Middletown Gets Through Snowstorm with Minor Issues
"Everything seems to be going very well," says Mayor Gerard Scharfenberger.
Middletown Mayor Gerard Scharfenberger said Saturday that the township got through the storm with minor issues, if any at all.
There was no flooding reported during high tide in Port Monmouth Friday night or Saturday morning, and the winds were not as bad as feared. There were no power outages reported by JCP&L. And the primary and secondary roads are clear.
"We may have dodged the bullet from Mother Nature," he said. "The storm didn't turn out to be as serious or intense as predicted."
The mayor heaped credit on the round-the-clock efforts of the township Dept. of Public Works, who are responsible for clearing 330 miles of roads and streets in Middletown.
"The workforce is nothing short of phenomenal," he said. "They are total pros and they did a great job."
He said a fresh shift of DPW workers are now tackling the side streets.