PUBLIC WORKS – SNOW REMOVAL GUIDELINES
Our Public Works Department is working hard to make driving safer and easier in snowy weather. Depending on the duration and amount of snowfall, town trucks may have to plow your street several times. As snow rolls off our plows, it will accumulate in driveways. Please understand that this is unavoidable, and it is the homeowner’s responsibility to clear it.
Here are some helpful hints to make “snow” business less frustrating:
Place Trash & Recycling Toters at the curb line for pickup.
Be sure to remove them ASAP afterward, to prevent damage to them.
Shovel snow to the right side of your driveway (facing the street) to minimize the amount of snow entering your driveway apron.
If possible, wait until the town trucks have made a minimum of (2) two passes on your street before clearing your driveway. Some wider roadways will require multiple passes. Typically, 4 passes are needed to get snow back to the curb line to have melting snow get to the storm drains.
Shovel and/or blow snow onto the curb or the grass, not into the street. This creates hazardous ice spots, that could impact you while exiting the driveways into the roadways.
DO NOT PARK vehicles on the street for one hour after the snow has continuously fallen until 10 hours after the snow has stopped. This will speed up the removal process and prevent cars from being plowed in.
To ensure the safety of pedestrians, residents must remove snow from sidewalks following a snowfall. Please remember that children are walking to school and bus stops are all over town.
In the event of deep snow, please shovel around your mailbox and fire hydrants near your house – for your safety and your neighbors’.
Not all roads in Hammonton are maintained by the Town DPW. During severe weather, we often receive many calls from our residents about the condition of roads whose maintenance is the responsibility of Atlantic County or NJ State DOT. We are happy to relay your concerns, but if you would like to reach the Atlantic County Public Works Department directly, please call (609) 645-5830, NJ State DOT, please call (609)588-6213. Here is a list of those roads:
Atlantic County DPW Roadways 609-645-5830
North Egg Harbor Road (Fairview Avenue to the Camden County Line)
North & South Chew Rd
Fairview Avenue (Chew Rd to the White Horse Pike)
Moss Mill Road
Pleasant Mills Road
State of NJ DOT DPW (Department of Transportation) 609-588-6213
Route 54 (aka 12th, Bellevue)
Route 30 (aka White Horse Pike)