Jersey City DPW deploying dozens of crews, 6,000 tons of salt ahead of storm

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The Jersey City Department of Public Works will be deploying dozens of crews, with 6,000 tons of salt ready ahead of Winter Storm Stella on Tuesday.

Jersey City DPW during a snowstorm last year. Twitter photo.
Jersey City DPW during a snowstorm last year. Twitter photo.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“We have crews coming in early and will have more than 60 salt spreaders and plows and nearly 6,000 tons of salt so we can clear the roadways as quickly and efficiently as possible,” said Mayor Steven Fulop said in a statement.

“This is a nor’easter with blizzard conditions and we are asking for the public’s cooperation to please stay off the roads and not park at corners, as this greatly slows down our snow removal operations.”

Snow is expected to begin after midnight tonight, with the heaviest snowfall during the early morning hours and the morning commute – with snowfall of two to four inches of per hour.

The Jersey City OEM Command Center will be operational overnight and throughout the storm, as will the DPW Snow Command Center. OEM and DPW officials will be closely monitoring and tracking the storm to best coordinate snow-removal operations.

Beginning in the early hours tomorrow morning, DPW will have 64 pieces of equipment – plows & spreaders – working the storm as part of their snow removal operations across the city.

Furthermore, the city has nearly 6,000 tons of salt available, and in addition to the salt storage site on Linden Avenue at the DPW compound, has two additional storage sites, including one added last year that can service the Heights and parts of downtown.

Residents are reminded to not park within 25 feet of an intersection and to not double park. Doing so only hampers the efforts of crews plowing and salting streets. All vehicles parked within 25 feet of an intersection may be ticketed or towed.

If possible, residents are asked to not park on main thoroughfares, so that DPW can remove snow from curb-to-curb.

As a result of the storm, all municipal offices, courts, recreation programs, senior programs, etc. are cancelled for tomorrow, Tuesday March 14.

Finally, street sweeping and alternate side parking regulations have been suspended until further notice. Garbage and recycling pickup remain on schedule for tonight.

For additional updates, please visit the city website at www.jerseycitynj.gov or the Official City of Jersey City Facebook page or on Twitter @JC_GOV.