The city’s first meeting was held at 9:15 a.m. this morning and a storm preparation report was released at 1:45 p.m. today, informing residents about Bayonne’s plan of action to tackle the storm.
The city received a sizeable delivery of salt and will continue to coat the city roadways. As snow begins to accumulate, at least 35 plows will be deployed throughout the City.
Parking Restrictions are in effect for the duration of the storm and include the Broadway Central Business District, both sides of 19th street to 31st street, the entire length of the East Side of Broadway, and the entire length of the East Side (North-Bound) of Kennedy Boulevard. These areas will be posted as “No Parking.” The County will plow to the curb on the East Side of the Boulevard. These restrictions will allow curb-to-curb plowing in this area and significantly aid in post-storm snow removal operations.
Meters have been suspended for on-street and central lot parking. Residents without off-street parking arrangements are encouraged to park municipal lots to keep vehicles off of roadways. This will aid in plowing and subsequent snow removal. After the School District plows, school yards will be opened to the public for parking. This will assist in easing the need for parking during snow removal operations. The Superintendent has announced that all District facilities will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27th.
Warming Centers will be open at the 56th Street Senior Center and the 27th Street Community Center for those in need of relief from the storm. The 27th Street location will be open overnight tonight and throughout the day tomorrow. Upon closing, anyone sheltering at the 56th Street location will be transported to the Community Center at 27th Street.
“If we lose power or if there’s a reason why we need more emergency shelter, we already have that set up at the school district with the Nicolas Oresko School,” Mayor James David told us.
Garbage and recycling pickup will be suspended on Tuesday and Wednesday throughout the City. Residents are asked to NOT place receptacles curbside. Regular pickups will resume on Thursday, January 29th.
City Hall and the Library will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27th. Bayonne Municipal Court was closed as of 12:30pm today. Both day and evening court sessions scheduled for Tuesday, January 27th have been canceled.
Mayor James David informed us that Bayonne will be using the reverse 911 system to keep residents updated. A notification was transmitted around 1:30 p.m. today and they will provide another one tonight and tomorrow morning.
“If there’s no reason for you to be outside, stay home until the storm passes, and stay off the roads,” stated Mayor James David.
For all emergencies please call 911. For all other matters that need attention of city agencies please call (201) 858-6900.