A winter storm warning is in effect starting today, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. through Saturday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. Damaging wind gusts of up to 40 MPH and total snow accumulation of an estimated 8 to 10 inches is possible.
The Office of Emergency Management urges residents who do not need to travel to stay home and avoid driving. Residents who must travel are encouraged to take mass transit.
Parking is Prohibited on Emergency Snow Routes
Residents are reminded that parking is prohibited along all emergency snow routes starting at 7 p.m. today, Jan. 28.
Vehicles parked on snow emergency routes as of 7 p.m. tonight are subject to towing. This is necessary to allow emergency vehicles to move throughout Hoboken for the safety and welfare of all residents.
Emergency snow routes in Hoboken are labeled with street signs that read “No Parking When Road Is Snow Covered.” A map of emergency snow routes is available on the City website: www.hobokennj.gov/snow.
All parking regulations, including street sweeping regulations, remain in effect on Monday to facilitate the removal of snow from parking lanes.
Discounted Garage Parking Available
Due to the predicted storm, a special rate of $5 per 24-hour period is being offered in Garages B (28 2nd Street) and D (215 Hudson Street) to residents with a valid Resident On-Street Parking Permit or Temporary Parking Permit, beginning today at 5 p.m., through Sunday at 5 p.m.
The Midtown Garage is currently only accepting monthly customers.
Garage space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Regular rates apply at other times.
Residents who have a valid Resident On-Street Parking Permit or Temporary Parking Permit are reminded that overnight parking (6 p.m. to 8 a.m.) is available at a rate of $5 in Garages B, D, and Midtown every day of the year.
Keep Sidewalks and Curb Ramps Clear
Property owners and occupants are reminded that they have six (6) hours after the completion of a storm to remove snow and ice from sidewalks adjacent to their property, along with adjoining curb 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 performs proactive inspections and relies on citizen complaints to help identify property owners that are not meeting sidewalk safety requirements. While majority of property owners comply with the safety regulations, the City will issue fines to those who do not keep sidewalks clear.
To report an unshoveled sidewalk, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Secure Loose Objects
Wind gusts of up to 40 MPH are predicted.
Residents should secure all loose objects outside or bring them inside, especially on balconies.
Outdoor tents should be taken down depending on the wind load.
Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines, resulting in power outages.
Please report power outages and downed wires to PSEG at https://nj.myaccount.pseg.com/myservicepublic/outagepublic.
The City’s recreational youth basketball program is suspended Saturday. All games scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 29, are cancelled due to the storm.
The City’s COVID-19 testing clinic with Riverside Medical Group scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 29, is cancelled. For a full schedule of next week’s COVID-19 testing and vaccine clinics, or to book a required appointment, go to www.hobokennj.gov/covid-19-resources.
Waste collection and street cleaning will occur as scheduled.
Residents should monitor local forecasts for additional advisories, watches, and warnings.
Residents are also encouraged to monitor the City’s Twitter (twitter.com/cityofhoboken) and Facebook (facebook.com/hoboken) or sign up to receive email or text updates by visiting www.hobokennj.gov/alerts.