The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for our area with a forecast for 4 to 8 inches of snow and wind gusts up to 45 miles per hour. Crews from the Department of Environmental Services have made preparations to begin salting and plowing operations during the overnight hours.
Parking Prohibited on Snow Routes
Drivers 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 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 this evening.
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:
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 Wednesday, January 3rd at 8:00pm through Thursday, January 4th 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 cleaning enforcement is suspended for Thursday, January 4th and is scheduled to resume on Friday, January 5th.
Garbage & Recycling
Regular garbage and recycling pickup remains on schedule, however residents are asked not to dispose of Christmas trees until next week (Place curbside next Tuesday and Thursday after 9pm. Do not wrap in plastic.)
Keeping Sidewalks Clear
Property 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.
To 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 application.