(Video of last week’s video message from Chief Lawson, in extended article) In case you’re not tired of shoveling, or even if you are, get ready for another big one, as earlier reported on TLS. We spoke with Police Chief Rob Lawson moments ago about the recent storm and about the impending snowstorm which is set to hit Lakewood tomorrow evening. The storm is expected to last into late Wednesday, with accumulation of up to a foot of snow and according to some reports, up to 18 inches. “The preparation helped a lot” the Chief told TLS in regards to the latest cleanup operation. “The Public Works did a fantastic job” he said. The Chief attributed much of the success to the fact that residents were forewarned and assisted by moving their cars off the roads, in the most part. However, there are still many residents in the the 5th Street/Forest/ North Lake area and 9th/East End area who did not move their vehicles, which complicated the cleanup process, the Chief said.
Chief Lawson spent between 4-5 hours together with Chaveirim members on Motzei Shabbos, personally assisting residents with their vehicles. “Chaveirim worked like a well oiled machine!” Chief Lawson said of Chaveirim’s work during the storm aftermath. The Chief has met and continues to meet with Chaveirim and LCSW coordinators to ensure a continued co-operation and a most efficient cleanup process.