Continue to Take Precautions and Stay Safe as the Storm Threat Passes

Posted on October 4, 2015 By

Lakewood Chief of Police Robert Lawson and the Office of Emergency Management are reminding residents that even though Joaquin is no longer a major threat, dangerous situations still exist from wind gusts up to 50 MPH, flooding from heavy rain, and downed trees and wires.

Because heavy winds can blow garbage cans into streets causing hazard situations for cars and pedestrians, please bring in your garbage cans right after pickup. Special note: In Lakewood, trash and recycling will be picked up on Wednesday, October 7 instead of Tuesday, October 6.

Chief Lawson also cautions residents to drive slowly, very slowly through puddles. Excessive speed through water can cause cars to stall and even burn out motors.

For questions and concerns, call the Lakewood Department of Public Works at 732-905-3405 or the Lakewood Police Department at 732-363-0200.