Sunday, January 30, 2011

Hoboken Snow Removal Information: No Parking On 11th Street Or Vezzetti Way

From the City of Hoboken, more snow removal on its way Tuesday....

Beginning at 8 am on Tuesday, February 1, the City will plow and clear snow from 11th Street, and residents must move their vehicles or risk being ticketed and towed.

Similarly, residents parked along Vezzetti Way west of Willow Avenue must move their vehicles. The City has been dumping snow along 17th Street, a dirt road on the northern end of town, but is running out of space and may begin dumping snow along Vezzetti Way.

“Despite the record amounts of snow this winter, our snow removal team has worked incredibly hard to keep our streets clear,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “I want to thank them and our residents both for their cooperation in these efforts and their patience. Although it’s sometimes inconvenient, we must clear our streets as much as possible for public safety reasons.”

Crews have cleared both sides of the entire length of 1st and 3rd Streets and are currently clearing snow from 4th Street. After finishing to clear 4th Street, crews will continue to remove piles of snow from street corners throughout the City on Sunday and Monday.

Effective immediately for public safety reasons, cars that are improperly parked in a way that obstructs the flow of traffic or emergency vehicles anywhere in the City are at risk of being towed. Residents should monitor weather reports and ensure that they are not parked along snow emergency routes while streets are snow-covered, as they will be at risk of ticketing and towing.

Updates will be provided on the City website,, and residents may also sign up for alerts from the City via text or email through the Nixle system by signing up at Parking permit holders who have not been receiving automated phone messages from the City and wish to do so may contact the Parking Utility at 201-653-1919 or to make sure that an accurate phone number is on file.

My comment: I can imagine it is an inconvenience and economic hardship for some residents that had their cars towed but the shear amount of snow constitutes an emergency situation as the snow must be moved. If we get another 13"-15" this week and the Administration did not clear these emergency routes the would be roundly criticized for not being proactive. At least the Administration is being proactive on this. Issues like this winter and the amount of snow are tough calls that Mayor's have to make. At least our Mayor is making those decisions. ◦