Monday, December 27, 2010

City: 911 service temporarily out


Residents should call the Hoboken Police Department at 201-420-2100 for ALL emergencies. 911 service is temporarily down and will be restored as soon as possible.

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Digging out

Upper Bloomfield: some have shoveled in front of their residences making it easier for others to walk

But with sidewalks not consistently shoveled, people took to walking in the middle of the street as here on upper Garden.  Hey get out there and clear your sidewalk!  Teams of young people are out looking for work too.  (Click any photo to enlarge.)
An emergency vehicle stuck at 7th and Bloomfield as a worker tries to add weight over a tire to gain traction.
Cars are getting stuck all over the place and soon after a vehicle was stuck near the intersection with a woman sitting in the driver's seat.  The city has asked people not to drive as additional plows clean up a near record December snowfall.  NJ was hit very hard with two feet of the white stuff here and in Lyndhurst.

City: Don't drive!


Six plows have been out continuously cleaning Hoboken’s streets since Sunday afternoon. The City has brought in a private contractor to help, and nine plows are currently on the road, with more on the way.

Despite the plowing, drifting snow due to strong winds has re-covered streets and made them treacherous to drive on. A state of emergency remains in effect, and residents are strongly urged to stay home and not drive. Only vehicles with chains or snow tires should be on the roads.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer thanks Hoboken Environmental Services employees, the Hoboken Police Deptment, and the Hoboken Fire Department for their dedicated service during this challenging blizzard. In addition she thanks Hudson County, which has been plowing continuously in Hoboken since Sunday, as well as Stevens Institute and NJ Transit, which are continuing to plow their respective areas as well.

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Here come the big rigs - towing of emergency snow routes begins

City of Hoboken announces:


Effective immediately, Hoboken Police will begin towing vehicles parked along all snow emergency routes. Abandoned vehicles anywhere in the City will also be towed. If your car has been towed, please go to the Parking Utility in City Hall for a tow release.

Emergency Snow Routes
Street                          Location
Washington Street        Both Sides
Willow Avenue             West Side- Observer Hwy to 11th Street
Third Street                  North Side- Jackson Street to River Street
Fourth Street                South Side- River Street to Jackson Street
Fifth Street                   South Side- Clinton Street to Hudson Street
13th Street                   North Side- Washington Street to Willow Avenue

Residents are reminded that dumping or shoveling snow into restricted fire hydrant areas or into City streets is a violation of the law and subject to a fine. Keeping these areas clear is vital for the safety of the general public.

Streets remain treacherous and only cars with chains or snow tires should be on the roads. Vehicles that get stuck make it difficult for plows and emergency vehicles to move through.

The Hoboken Parking Utility is extending the courtesy to Hoboken residents with Residential parking permits to keep their vehicles in Garages B (28 2nd Street) and D (215 Hudson Street) at the reduced Resident rate of $5.00 through 8pm on Monday. Regular rates apply at other times.

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Reduced rate residential parking extended to 8:00 PM

City of Hoboken announces:

Reduced rate garage parking has been extended. Residents parked in Garages B & D may remain there until 8pm for the same $5 rate.

Sign of the Times: Now the Big Dig

Clearing the way - now the big shovel operation gets underway.