Thursday, January 6, 2011

Winter Weather Warning From Hoboken City Hall

City Hall provided this brief update on a possible storm Friday and Saturday.....


The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory which is in effect from 4 am on Friday morning through 1 am on Saturday. Snow may be heavy at times and accumulations of 2 to 5 inches are currently predicted.

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.
• 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. A list and map of emergency snow routes is also available on the City website:
• 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 Thursday, January 6 through 8pm on Saturday, January 8.
• Monitor the City website, or sign up to receive free email or text updates from the City via Nixle by visiting or texting 07030 to 888777.
• Download, review, and distribute to neighbors or post in common areas the storm parking information flyer:
• 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.
• Alternate side parking regulations will be in effect and enforced to permit crews to properly plow the full street width.
• Vezzetti Way from Washington Street to Willow Avenue has been designated for storing removed snow. Temporary no parking signs were posted on Wednesday.
• Residents may contact the Emergency Operations Center as of 9 am on Friday by calling
• 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.