To provide safe roadways through efficient and timely snow and ice control. This is to be accomplished by being properly equipped, staffed and well organized.
The County snow plan covers nearly 180 miles (425 lane miles) of county roadway. At the beginning of the winter season 46,000 tons of salt stands ready to be dispersed by a fleet of 60 snow vehicles.
When ice and/or snow endanger the safety of the traveling public many factors are taken into consideration as county workers decide how to best manage the various winter driving conditions. Variables included in their decisions are the amount of snowfall, the duration and intensity of the storm, the meteorological parameters of temperature, humidity and wind force, and the availability of material, manpower and equipment. Through careful analysis and by interfacing these various factors the County provides the maximum level of service possible to the residents of Mercer County.
At the beginning of a storm de-icing materials are spread first to prevent the bonding of snow or ice to the road surface. Then, depending on the intensity of the storm, plowing operations would follow.
During a typical snowstorm, it takes approximately 24 to 36 hours to complete service to the entire County Road System. The County is only responsible for the removal of ice and/or snow from roads within the jurisdiction of Mercer County
Ewing Township - 882-1313
Hamilton Township - 581-4000
Hightstown Borough - 448-1234
Hopewell Borough - 737-3100
Hopewell Township - 737-3100
Lawrence Township - 896-0225
Pennington Borough - 737-2020
As a last resort, to file a complaint, contact your local Police Department (see listing above)
- Vehicles should be parked in driveways and off the streets. This allows police officers, firefighters and paramedics to respond quickly to public safety tasks while driving under treacherous conditions.
- Drive only when necessary and prepare your vehicle for snow conditions.
- Never throw snow into streets.
- Plows WILL NOT be lifted at driveways.