ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–About 9:22 p.m. Robbinsville Township Police received multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting multiple vehicles in an accident on Route 130 South Bound at Robbinsville Allentown Road. Robbinsville Police, Robbinsville Fire Department and EMS responded to the scene. There was a report of one injury that was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton. Three vehicles were towed from the scene, and it was unclear if others were involved in the crash. The left-hand turn lanes on both the north and south bound sides were closed for a brief time while the accident was cleaned up. The Robbinsville Township Police Department is investigating the crash. No other information is available at this time.
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. – A Marine Corps AH-1 incident occurred approximately at 3:30 p.m. today in Wrightstown, N.J. according to the Joint Base MDL Public Affairs Office.
Local fire departments as well as Airport Rescue Firefighters from the US Air Force responded to the area of 500 Block of East Main Street in Wrightstown for what appeared to be a hard landing. East Main was closed from Fort Dix Street-Sykesville Road to McGuire Boulevard.
Joint Base Officials stated two personnel were on board and were transferred to nearby medical facilities. Their condition is stable.
The incident is currently under investigation.
Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor W. Reed Gusciora today asked residents to sign up for alerts and prepare for an approaching winter storm system that could bring three to six inches of snow from Thursday evening through Friday morning.
Department of Public Works vehicles have been applying brine on main roads since 8:00 a.m. The City will commence plowing operations when snowfall reaches four inches. Trenton residents are required to move their vehicles from snow-emergency routes as required by City Ordinance 14-2.10.
Alternative parking is available at public school parking lots for the duration of the storm. For a list of snow routes and available parking lots, visit www.trentonnj.org/snow.
Residents should sign up for the City’s Emergency Broadcast System to receive updates on when to move their cars to alternative parking lots, when to return them to the street and if trash collection will be cancelled, among other important information:
To receive text alerts, text ‘Trenton411’ to 99411.
While the city will send robocalls and text alerts before plowing begins, residents are encouraged to move their vehicles off snow routes before it starts snowing.
Starting at 6:00 p.m. TPD patrol officers will begin driving through neighborhoods and using their public address systems to remind residents to move their vehicles before plowing begins.
Residents who do not comply will have their vehicles towed at their expense. Residents whose vehicles are towed can contact the Trenton Police Department non-emergency telephone number at (609) 989-4170.
Single individuals can go to the Rescue Mission on 89 Ewing Street, which can be reached at (609) 695-1436.
Starting at 8:00 p.m. tonight, families that need a warming center can go to the Jennye Stubblefield Center on 301 Prospect St or the Sam Naples Senior Center on 611 Chestnut Ave. Transportation can be arranged if necessary by calling 609-989-3462.
The City also reminds residents to keep the following numbers nearby during the storm:
Tenants who have no heat and cannot reach their landlord should call (609) 989-3560 and leave a message. An inspector from the City’s Department of Inspections will return their call.
Residents that need emergency assistance should dial 911. Residents that need non-emergency assistance, can reach the Trenton Police Department at (609) 989-4170.
Power outages should be reported to PSE&G at 1-(800) 436-PSEG.
Downed trees, flooding, and other weather-related damage should be reported to the Office of Emergency Management at (609) 989-4200.
I counted 11+ lights out at Mercer County Skating Center. The + is because it would have been 12 but one light came back on but and was dim. The old lights appear to be around 1,000-watts each and should be replaced with a more environmentally friendly option such as LED that would use a lot less power and save on the electric bill.
January 6, 2022
WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Recently MidJersey.News has covered the “Bridge to Nowhere” railroad bridge replacement project Mercer County is spending $1.88 Million Dollars on a railroad bridge that spans Parkside Avenue in the City of Trenton. That taxpayer waste will replace an abandoned railroad bridge that goes nowhere with private property on each side that links some of the worst crime sections in the City of Trenton. There are many crimes, and several homicides are in the area every year. Just go down the list of some of the 80 homicides Trenton has had in the past two years. We agree that the bridge needed to be removed since it was a hazard to motorists not only by falling down but a place for crime and other hazards. Upon inspection of the area mattresses, chairs, empty liquor containers and even discarded condoms were found at that bridge prior to demolition. Area residents and motorists have reported people used to throw items off the bridge to the roadway below. The bridge should have been removed but not replaced with another bridge that will go nowhere on the abandoned rail line that is marked private property. There are better uses in Mercer County for $1.88 Million Dollars.
For example, last night at a high school hockey game at the Mercer County Skating Center it was observed that the areas over the ice were darker than normal. Looking up at the lights I counted 12 lights out at first, while counting again one light came back on but was dim leaving 11 lights out. The lights appear to be an old style 1,000-watt type light (could be more or less wattage but that is common in this type of use). There is really no excuse to not have those lights working in the middle of hockey season, plus all the other events held at the Mercer County Skating Center.
Mercer County likes to promote and say it is for the environment, but the lights burn most of the day at an estimated 1,000 watts each. A quick Internet search revealed that there are reasonably priced LED retrofit kits available that are cost effective and would burn around 250 watts each saving 750 watts per light all day and night long during the winter season. The savings from less energy use would quickly pay for the retrofitting or replacement of the lights by saving money on the electric bill.
Repair, retrofit or replacement something needs to be done. Hopefully, it is the more environmentally sound option.
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