Winter Storm Warning Issued; Drivers Reminded to Move Vehicles from Snow Emergency Routes
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for our area with a forecast for 6 to 14 inches of snow and wind gusts up to 35 miles per hour. Crews from the Department of Environmental Services have already pre-treated the city streets with brine made preparations to begin salting and plowing operations during the overnight hours.Parking Prohibited on Snow RoutesDrivers are reminded that parking is prohibited on snow emergency routes when streets are snow covered or when a snow emergency is declared. Vehicles parked on snow routes are subject to ticketing and towing. The decision on when to tow vehicles from snow routes is made by the Office of Emergency Management based on weather forecasts and road conditions.Based on current forecasts, the Office of Emergency management expects to issue the order to begin towing during the overnight hours. Since the decision to tow could be made while residents are asleep, drivers are strongly urged to move their vehicles from snow routes before midnight.This is necessary to move police, fire, ambulances, and snow plows throughout Hoboken in time of emergency for the safety and welfare of all our citizens. Emergency Snow Routes in Hoboken are labeled with street signs that read “No Parking When Road Is Snow Covered.” A map of snow routes is available at www.hobokennj.gov/snow.Snow Emergency Routes & No Parking Permitted:Washington Street (Both Sides)Observer Highway – (Both Sides) Henderson St to Hudson StWillow Avenue West Side – Observer Hwy to 11th St3rd Street - North Side – Jackson St to River St4th Street - South Side – River St to Jackson St5th Street- South Side – Clinton St to River St9th Street - North Side – Clinton St to River St13th Street - North Side – Washington St to Madison St13th Street - South Side - Washington St to Hudson StDiscounted Garage ParkingThe City of Hoboken will provide reduced rate $5 per day parking in municipal Garage B (located on 2nd Street between Hudson and River Streets) and Garage D (215 Hudson Street) for residents with a valid Resident parking permit or Temporary parking permit placard beginning Tuesday, March 6th at 8:00pm through Wednesday, March 7th at 8:00pm. In addition, Hoboken residents with disabilities who possess either a handicapped license plate or hang tag for their permitted vehicle may also park in the Midtown garage (371 4th Street) for the same reduced rate. Garage parking space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. When discounted parking is offered, garages frequently fill before the start of the discount period. Residents who wish to park in the garage outside of the discounted hours will be charged the regular garage fees during non-discount hours.Street CleaningStreet cleaning enforcement is suspended for Wednesday, March 7th and is scheduled to resume on Thursday, March 8th.Keeping Sidewalks ClearProperty owners/occupants are reminded that they have six hours after the completion of a storm to remove snow and ice from sidewalks adjacent to their property, along with adjoining wheelchair ramps or curb cuts. Residents are urged to assist elderly or disabled neighbors with clearing snow from their properties. It is illegal to shovel snow back onto streets or onto fire hydrants. The City is responsible for clearing sidewalks around City-owned properties.The City performs proactive inspections and also relies on citizen complaints to help identify those property owners that are not meeting sidewalk safety requirements. The vast majority of property owners comply with these regulations, but the City will issue fines to those who do not keep sidewalks clear.Reporting ProblemsTo report an unplowed street, unshoveled sidewalk, or other problem, residents can submit an online complaint via www.hoboken311.com or via the Hoboken 311 mobile applicationPosted on Nixle by the City of Hoboken. You can view more community updates or subscribe to these alerts here . Follow them on Twitter for live updates and other community news.