With Second Major Snowfall Coming, Hoboken Announces Regulations

Another six to eight inches of snow is expected to fall in the region beginning overnight.  As a result, the City of Hoboken is once again instituting guidelines and restrictions for residents and businesses to abide by to make the cleanup process easier come Monday.

 

Alert: Sunday Snowstorm – Parking Prohibited on Emergency Snow Routes Starting 1 am, Street Cleaning Suspended Monday, Discounted Garage Parking Available

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Weather Watch due the projection of snow beginning early morning Sunday. Updated projections from NWS indicate the tri-state area could receive up to 8 inches of snow early Sunday morning through end of day Sunday.

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.

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

Due to the updated projection of up to 8 inches of snow, emergency snow routes will go into effect beginning at 1:00 am (Sunday early morning). Vehicles parked on snow emergency routes after 1 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The City will provide an update via Nixle, Twitter and Facebook when snow emergency routes are no longer in effect.

Please make sure vehicles are not parked too far from the curb

If parked on the street, please make sure your vehicle is not parked too far from the curb and blocking a travel lane, so plows can get by safely during the storm.

Discounted Garage Parking available at 4 pm Saturday (today)

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 today (Saturday) at 4 pm, through 4 pm on Monday, February 8. In addition, Hoboken residents with disabilities who possess either a handicapped license plate or hang tag for their permitted vehicle may also park in the 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 Monday

Street cleaning enforcement will be suspended on Monday, February 8. Meters will remain in effect to help facilitate the clearing of parking lanes in commercial districts. All other parking rules and regulations will remain in effect.

Please limit travel 

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

Parking in school zones – permitted Sunday, prohibited Monday

Residents with valid parking permits are permitted to park in school zones on Sunday. Parking will be prohibited in school zones beginning at 7:45 am Monday.

Trash and recycling on schedule Sunday and Monday

Trash collection remains on schedule Sunday, and recycling remains on schedule for Monday.

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 Sunday, February 7. 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.

Instructions:

Please move vehicles on snow emergency routes tonight

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