Ahead of 3rd Anticipated Snowstorm, Hoboken Puts Emergency Snow Routes into Effect

A winter storm watch is in effect…AGAIN.  In anticipation of Thursday’s projected snowstorm in Hudson County, Hoboken has instituted no parking on its snow routes beginning at 1 am tomorrow morning.  Discounted municipal garage parking will also be in effect.   Here’s a look at Thursday’s guidelines:

Alert: Winter Weather Watch: Emergency Snow Routes in effect 1 am Thursday, discounted parking, street sweeping suspended Thursday and Friday.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Watch due the projection of snow beginning early morning Thursday, February 18. NWS indicates the tri-state area could receive up to 8 inches of snow, beginning early Thursday morning through late Thursday night.

Parking prohibited on emergency snow routes as of 1:00 am Thursday

Due to the potential for up to 8 inches of snow, emergency snow routes will go into effect beginning at 1:00 am, Thursday morning. Vehicles parked on snow emergency routes after 1:00 am are 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.

Emergency snow routes in Hoboken are labeled with street signs that read “No Parking When Road Is Snow Covered.” A map of emergency snow routes is available on the City website: www.hobokennj.gov/snow.

Hoboken emergency snow routes:

Washington Street (Both Sides)
Observer Highway – (Both Sides) Henderson St to Hudson St
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 River St
9th Street – North Side – Jackson St to Castle Point Terrace
13th Street – North Side – Washington St to Madison St
13th Street – South Side – Washington St to Hudson St

The City will provide an update via Nixle, Twitter and Facebook when snow emergency routes are no longer in effect.

Discounted Garage Parking available at 8 pm Wednesday

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 valid Resident On-Street Parking Permit or Temporary Parking Permit, beginning Wednesday at 8:00 pm, through Friday at 8:00 pm. In addition, Hoboken residents who possess a valid license plate or hang tag for persons with disabilities may park their permitted vehicle in Midtown garage (371 4th Street) for the same reduced rate. Garage space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Regular rates apply at other times.

Residents who have a valid Resident On-Street Parking Permit or Temporary Parking Permit are reminded that overnight parking (6pm to 8am) is available at a rate of $5.00 in Garages B, D and Midtown every day of the year.

Street Cleaning suspended Thursday and Friday

Street cleaning regulations remain in effect on Wednesday, February 17 and will be suspended on Thursday, February 18 and Friday, February 19. Meters will remain in effect to help facilitate the clearing of parking lanes in commercial districts. Street cleaning regulations are anticipated to resume starting Monday, February 22. All other parking rules and regulations will remain in effect.

Please limit travel 

If you do not have to travel during the inclement weather, stay home and do not drive. If you must travel, please use mass transit.

Recycling pickup postponed on Thursday

The City is canceling recycling pickup on Thursday.

Outdoor dining update

All outdoor cafes, parklets and streateries, all pop-up tents and structures should be broken down and stored securely by 1 am on Thursday, February 18. Sidewalk cafes and related equipment (including tables, chairs, railings, umbrellas, awnings, related furniture/equipment) must be removed from the sidewalk. Businesses with parklets are responsible for snow removal operations within four feet adjacent to the parklet in all directions. All propane tanks and heating equipment should be removed from the sidewalk/street.

Keeping Sidewalks Clear 

Property owners/occupants are reminded that they have six (6) hours after the completion of a storm to remove snow and ice from sidewalks adjacent to their property, along with adjoining wheelchair ramps, curb cuts and corners. Residents are urged to assist elderly or disabled neighbors with clearing snow from their properties. It is illegal to shovel snow back onto streets or onto fire hydrants. The City performs proactive inspections and also relies on citizen complaints to help us identify those property owners that are not meeting sidewalk safety requirements. The vast majority of property owners comply with these regulations, but the City will issue fines to those who do not keep sidewalks clear.

Reporting Problems

To report an unplowed street, unshoveled sidewalk, or other problem, residents can submit an online complaint via https://www.hobokennj.gov/311. The 311 mobile app may not be working for some users, who should report unshoveled sidewalks via the online link above.

COVID-19 testing and vaccine appointments

COVID-19 testing and vaccine appointments on Thursday, February 18 currently remain on schedule. If there are any changes, the City will put out an alert through Nixle. Residents in need of a COVID-19 test can also schedule appointments on Wednesday and Friday at http://www.hobokennj.gov/testing.

Residents are encouraged to monitor the City’s Twitter (twitter.com/cityofhoboken) and Facebook (facebook.com/hoboken) or sign up to receive email or text updates by visiting www.hobokennj.gov/alerts. For emergencies, please call the Hoboken Police Department at 201-420-2100.

Instructions:

Please move cars from emergency snow routes by 1 am Thursday

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