Brielle road crews busy removing snow Monday

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As a major snowstorm approached the area on Sunday, public works trucks and other vehicles made their way along Rt. 71 in Brielle. PHOTO BY MARK R. SULLIVAN

BRIELLE — Mayor Thomas Nicol said the borough had received about five inches of snow as of 9 a.m. Monday, and the municipal building was closed, although essential work could be carried out by employees working from home. “We’re playing it by ear for tomorrow,” he said.

The Police Department is on duty and Departments of Public Works crews are busy removing snow from borough streets, he said.

“We’re on top of it. I want to congratulate them,” he said.

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Mayor Nicol said crews began salting and brining streets around 4 p.m. on Sunday and continued working until around 3 a.m. Monday, then took a break and were back out plowing by 7:30 a.m. He said the borough has four trucks, and about a dozen DPW workers doing snow removal.

“They’re doing a great job keeping up with it. We’re going to continue monitoring it. It’s a relentless storm, coming and going,” he said,  and he advised people to stay home and off the streets. 

At Brielle Elementary School, students were having a fully remote-learning day on Monday until 12:50 p.m., after which they were invited to go outside and build a snowman to compete in the PTO’s snowman contest.

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