Monday, January 10, 2011

Hoboken Prepares for Snow Storm

We have another possible significant snow storm about to hit Hoboken starting tomorrow night. Here is a message from the Administration on key information for this snow storm.


The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch from Tuesday evening through Wednesday afternoon. Possible snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches are predicted.

The City of Hoboken is taking a variety of measures to alert residents of the upcoming storm and ensure public safety. A Reverse 911 message will go out to residents, and a robocall will be used to contact resident parking permit holders. Information will be distributed via the City website, the Nixle system, on Channel 78, with electronic variable message signs placed at entry points to the City and at the PATH station, and by police officers stationed along snow routes and at the PATH station.

The City is offering suggestions for residents to minimize the impact of the storm:

If you do not have to travel, stay home and do not drive. If you must travel, use mass transit. Vehicles that get stranded in the snow will hinder emergency response and cleanup operations.

• Do not park on emergency snow routes. As soon as streets are snow-covered, cars along these routes may be towed. A state of emergency does not need to be declared for towing to occur. Additionally, the Police Chief has declared the entire length of 9th Street as well as Vezzetti Way between Washington Street and Willow Avenue to be temporary no parking zones due to the snow emergency. A list and map of emergency snow routes is available on the City website: The City has designated Vezzetti Way from Washington Street to Willow Avenue as well as 17th Street for storing removed snow. Residents who believe they have been towed should call Mile Square Towing at (201) 217-3133

• Consider parking in a municipal garage. 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 parking permit decal or Temporary parking permit placard beginning at 8pm on Monday, January 10 through 8pm on Thursday, January 13. This rate is applicable while space is available.

• Residents may contact the Emergency Operations Center as of 3 pm on Tuesday with questions or areas that need snow plowing by calling 201-239-6643/6644/6647/6648. For emergencies, call 911 or the Hoboken Police Department at 201-420-2100.

Monitor the City website, or sign up to receive free email or text updates from the City via Nixle by visiting

Download, review, and distribute to neighbors or post in common areas the storm parking information flyer:

• Residents are reminded that it is illegal to shovel snow back onto streets or onto fire hydrants. Property owners or occupants are responsible for clearing sidewalks of snow within 6 hours of the completion of a storm, and residents are urged to assist elderly or disabled neighbors with clearing snow from their properties.

• Alternate side parking regulations will be suspended during the storm.

• Residents who wish to extend their stay in the garage and who have a parking permit decal or Temporary parking permit placard are reminded that overnight parking (8pm to 8am) is available at a rate of $5.00. This rate is available in Garages B (28 2nd Street), D (215 Hudson Street) and Midtown every day of the year.