Union City, North Bergen, & Secaucus Updates on Street Parking, Shelter, & More

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Union City has a 24-hour shelter available to residents that is located at 111 37th Street. Parking authority will suspend parking enforcements with snow accumulation. For further information on what the Police Department will be enforcing, contact (201) 865-1111.

North Bergen’s Mayor Nick Sacco is mobilizing the North Bergen DPW and sent crews out earlier to salt the roads. “North Bergen has the most hills of any municipality on the east coast. We take a lot of pride in our DPW and they do an incredible job,” stated, Phil Swibinski, North Bergen’s Spokesman. Street sweeping and garbage pickup are suspended until further notice. A plan is in place for three different warming shelters, which will only be activated if there is a major power outage in the area. Operation centers will be open for the duration of the storm. A reverse 911 call will be made tonight to keep residents updated on pertinent information. Swibinski reminds residents not to drive unless they have to and to make sure they park away from curbs if possible, to allow plows to get in and out of streets for snow removal. Residents are encouraged to visit the town’s website for more information: www.NorthBergen.Org.

Secaucus is allowing all town residents to park in open lots, free of charge, to allow easier access for emergency vehicles and snow removal. Garbage pickups scheduled for Tuesday will be moved to Wednesday and there will be no recycling pick up this week. Secaucus Town Hall and Municipal Court as well as the Secaucus School District will be closed on Tuesday. All recreation activities scheduled for this evening and Tuesday will also be cancelled. Secaucus asks for cooperation in utilizing off street parking and your driveway whenever possible and placed the following reminders on their website, secaucusnj.org:

Please remember that it is both illegal and unsafe to shovel snow into the streets. In addition, we ask that you do your part and help to keep your neighborhood safe by clearing snow from all four sides of fire hydrants to make them easier to locate for our firefighters in an emergency.

If you need assistance or have any medical needs that are non-life threatening, you can utilize the Non-emergency Police phone number which is 201 867 8000, as always, Dial 911 for an emergency. Should it be necessary to open a shelter because of a large scale power outage, the Huber Street School will be utilized for this purpose. The phone number for PSEG is (800) 350-7734. You can sign up for the Secaucus Reverse 911 system on their website.

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