During a noon press conference this afternoon, Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla updated the city’s residents and businesses on preparations being put in place ahead of Tropical Storm / Hurricane Isaias’ arrival on Tuesday.
Driving within the city will now be PROHIBITED BEGINNING AT 5 P.M. ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON, except for first responders and essential workers.
The City issued the following press release on Monday afternoon:
Advisory: Update On Hoboken Preparations for Hurricane Isaias, Residents Urged To Move Vehicles From Food Hazard Areas
The City of Hoboken, Office of Emergency Management (OEM), and North Hudson Sewerage Authority (NHSA) continue to prepare ahead of the impact of Hurricane Isaias.
OEM has updated travel restrictions for Tuesday and Wednesday based on forecasts and projections from the National Weather Service. Driving on Hoboken roads is now restricted to first responders and essential workers between 5 pm Tuesday and 5 am Wednesday. OEM strongly advises residents to avoid driving at all other times between 8 am on Tuesday and 8 am on Wednesday. The advisories and restrictions have been put into place to keep roads clear for emergency vehicles and prevent cars from getting stuck in flood waters.
The City continues to urge residents to move vehicles from flood hazard areas, and especially flood prone intersections. Municipal garages Garage B (2nd Street between Hudson and River Streets) and Garage D (215 Hudson Street) are open for $5 a day parking for those with a valid resident parking permit or temporary parking permit from 4 pm Monday through 4 pm Wednesday on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Midtown garage (371 4th Street) has reached capacity as of Monday afternoon.
To view flood hazard areas and flood prone intersections, visit hobokennj.gov/floodmap.
OEM has been in touch with PSE&G, which is currently monitoring Hoboken’s two electrical substations. Customers should report downed wires or power outages by calling PSE&G’s Customer Service line at 1-800-436-PSEG (7734).
OEM, NHSA and the City Department of Environmental Services are preparing for a clean-up of debris from the storm, on Wednesday morning. Street sweeping is currently suspended on Tuesday but still scheduled to resume on Wednesday.
Learn about Hoboken’s efforts to mitigate rainfall flooding.
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