Trenton Preparing for Overnight Storm that Could Bring up to Six Inches of Snow

For a List of Emergency Snow Routes and Alternative Parking Locations, Visit

January 6, 2022

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

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.
  • To receive voice message alerts, sign up at

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.