Borough's Blizzard Response Draws Rave Reviews
Assistant borough manager Jim Van Kruiningen said it was "smooth sailing" for the borough during the weekend's snowstorm.
The winter storm that blanketed much of the northeast in more than a foot of snow this weekend proved no problem for the Fair Lawn Department of Public Works.
While the borough was ready to open its emergency operations center at a moment's notice, it never had to, assistant borough manager Jim Van Kruiningen said, because the volume of calls didn't warrant doing so.
The borough managed to avoid issues with downed trees and wires, and Van Kruiningen said he wasn't aware of any reported power outages in the borough.
Upon arriving at work Monday morning, Van Kruiningen said he didn't have a single resident voicemail complaining about the borough's storm response -- a rarity after a severe weather event.
Residents took to social media to commend the DPW on their response during the storm.
"Hats off to the FL DPW," Anthony Iozzia commented on the Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook Patch Facebook page. "Streets look great. Thanks for all their hard work!"
Estimates on the amount of snow the borough received vary from nine to 16 inches depending on whom you speak to, and almost certainly differed by neighborhood.
What did you think of the borough's response during the storm?