The month of March certainly came in like a lion, with a series of nor’easters leading up to a nearly 24-hour storm on Wednesday, March 21. North Bergen municipal workers were on the streets from 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, before the first snowflakes fell, and were still out at 5:30 the next morning, cleaning streets and sidewalks.
Coming on the heels of the last storm, with its heavy snow and strong winds, the prolonged attack of Winter Storm Toby was a whole new challenge. The Department of Public Works (DPW) had 40 employees and four supervisors manning 19 pieces of heavy equipment, including two payloaders. All together they used about 2,000 tons of salt throughout the storm.
Click here for a video ride-along in a DPW vehicle on Wednesday night.
As always, the Police Department supported and assisted the street cleaning efforts, and North Bergen’s Repair and Transportation (R&T) department was kept busy repairing any breakdowns, tuning up and turning vehicles around quickly to get them back in service.