VIDEO: Police Chief & Mayor Langert: Remain Home Until Tomorrow

Lawson_and_mayor_picVIDEO MESSAGE: TLS met up with Police Chief Rob Lawson as well as the Mayor who are patrolling the streets together. “The best thing you can do, is move your cars off the streets”, Mayor Langert said. “The streets are atrocious, and when we plow you out, please do not go anywhere”, he said.

“Please do not go out on the road”, the Chief said. “Going out will just add and create problems”, saying the state of emergency is still in effect. “Please, at least until tomorrow”.

The Mayor added that they are aware that many streets were not yet plowed, and says, “We are on top of it”. The Mayor added, that some of the larger trucks are experiencing mechanical problems.

The Mayor and the Chief also thanked Chaveirim and the other emergency responder for “doing ‘ fantastic job”.

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  1. So many complaints, but I’m not sure what everyone thinks. Cut spending AND get everything done the same? What do you want the township to do, buy more trucks?

  2. the plow only came down the middle of my block and because there are cars parked in the street the plow can’t get too close to the curb, so unless I want to shovel the street I can’t get out of my driveway. Is there something the township can do about this?

  3. Someone e mailed snow pictures from Monsey. The street is well plowed, their mail truck delivered their mail. There is a rule in Monsey – no on street parking from Nov. until Mar. or you get a ticket. Why can’t they do that here? Then maybe the plows can do their jobs better (at least in neighborhoods where everyone has a driveway, like mine)

  4. we are ovver 24 hours in the storm and night is fast aproaching and I have yet to se a snow plower the Mayor should step down what a lowsy job
    there should be a law if the streets are not touched by a certain time taxes should be lowered in those area.I guarantee all will be clean in that time.

  5. The truck finally came to plow us out for the first time about 45 minutes ago – he is still stuck at my corner – he cannot move!!!!!!!

  6. my work office is in north nj and they are open for business today.

    this is not the first big storm to hit lakewood.

    our streets have not been touched today. why!!!!

    ridge avenue is officialy designated as a thru street.

    the whole area down Ridge from the old shul and i would assume to somerset is not touched

  7. Thanks for plowing Sommerset Meadows. The plows did pass us a few times, however they eventualy did come. They spent 30min with 2 trucks plowing. It took some time so be patient, but they did a fantastic job.

  8. There is a reason why we are all complaining…it’s because the job doesn’t get done properly. You can’t really start complaining until the snow has stopped, and it has stopped now all day long. So now how can we even think about having school tomorrow when half the roads have not been touched by a plow. And if a snowplow is getting stuck while plowing, maybe its time too update our machinery. Come on, it’s been about 10 hrs for them to have gotten the job done.

  9. Great job to LPD. But more praise goes to Lakewood EMS. When they stood their ground and took a paycut to still serve the citizens. During the snow emergency, MONOC and Gem and other private services were closed down. If the EMS contract was given to them who would have cared and responded. Lakewood EMS didn’t miss a call. Great job.

  10. to #10, If I have to agree, if the cars were off the street, the plows could do a better job, BUT where would you suggest these cars park. From what I have observed working in Lakewood, there are way too many cars. Most of the communities don’t even have driveways and if they do, they only fit one car. So, how are these cars going to get off the streets.

  11. Everybody is following the usual script as expected. “We pay taxes, why isn’t my street plowed already” Lakewood is doing its best with what they have. It is an uphill fight when cars are parked in narrow streets by uncaring people. Lakewood would have a lot more resources if funds were not wasted on unnecessary school busing and garbabe collection for private schools and other institutiions well capable of expensing these items

  12. Hey!!why wasn’t 15th ave or 16th ave…or 46st street done??oops…I’m referring to Boro Park!!if the Big Boys with the big city plows can’t get around…so relax…its a HUGE job!!!with snow drifting etc…take a sip of hot cocoa!!!!

  13. I live in Toms River and have not seen or even heard a plow in my neighborhood. When over 2 feet of snow falls you cannot expect miracles. Where are you going anyway, nothing is opened. Sit back, enjoy the family and relax. Your street will get plowed when they get to it!

  14. In my development everyone parked in their driveways and it still took forever for them to arrive – what will be the excuse next time? BTW, if they would send two plows together or one plow and a big tractor to pick up the big pieces it would go way faster – try it!

  15. For whatever this is worth. I was in Starbucks last year during one of the epic snowstorms and heard from a number of Howell,Jackson residents, ” why cant we be like Lakewood” they cleaned their roads much quicker than we did. Its not as simple as you think and from just observing other townships Lakewood is way ahead of the herd.

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