In anticipation of a potentially serious winter storm this weekend, the Cities of Bayonne and Hoboken have announced their snow preparations and parking information.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the has 1,000 tons of salt, 23 plows, and 10 salters to deal with the snow.
“No Parking” signs will be posted on Broadway from 17th Street to 32nd Street and private vehicles will not be allowed to park on that part of the street from midnight on Friday night (12:01 a.m. on Saturday, January 23) to midnight Sunday, January 24 (12:01 a.m. on Monday, January 25).
The “No Parking” period will enable the Department of Public Works to remove snow from both sides of the street in the central business district.
Enforcement of parking meters in municipal lots will be suspended on Saturday to provide motorists with places to park. As always, enforcement of parking meters is not in effect on Sundays.
Alternate side of the street parking and street-sweeping will be suspended for Saturday, January 23.
Salt brine will be applied to streets beginning at midnight on Friday. Garbage pickup remains on schedule. Construction sites must secure or take down cranes and scaffolding and secure all materials.
When streets are snow covered, vehicles parked on snow emergency routes will be subject to towing. This is necessary to move police, fire and ambulances throughout Hoboken in time of emergency for the safety and welfare of all citizens.
Residents are reminded not to park along emergency snow routes labeled with street signs that read “No Parking When Road Is Snow Covered.”
In addition, “Temporary No Parking” signs will be posted along Observer Highway and sections of 13th Street as noted below.
A list and map of emergency snow routes is available on the City website: www.hobokennj.org/snow.
Snow Emergency Routes & No Parking Permitted:
· Washington Street – Both Sides
· Willow Avenue (West Side) – Observer Hwy to 11th St
· 3rd Street (North Side) – Jackson St to River St
· 4th Street (South Side) – River St to Jackson St
· 5th Street (South Side) – Clinton St to Hudson St
· 9th Street (North Side) – Clinton St to Hudson St
· 13th Street (North Side) – Hudson St to Madison St (Snow route +
Temporary No Parking Signs posted from Hudson Street to Washington Street and Willow Avenue to Madison Street)
· Observer Highway (Both Sides) (Temporary No Parking signs posted)
Furthermore, 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 Friday, January 22 at 8:00pm through Sunday, January 24 at 8:00pm.
Additionally, 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.
Also worth noting the City will open an Emergency Operations Center starting on Saturday, January 23 at 7:00am. Residents may call the Command Center at 201-239-6644 to report unplowed streets, unshoveled sidewalks, or other non-emergency issues.
Please do not call the Police Department with non-emergency issues. For all emergencies, please call 911.