Wednesday, January 1, 2014

City announces climate change news re: snow, garage and "warming center"

City of Hoboken announces:


A winter storm is currently forecast to impact our area on Thursday and Friday. According to the National Weather Service, at least 6 inches of snow is possible and strong winds will result in blowing and drifting of snow with wind chills of 5 to 15 degrees below zero. The City of Hoboken is preparing for the storm and is spreading salt brine on streets in anticipation of snow.

Towing on Emergency Snow Routes
Vehicles parked along emergency snow routes will be ticketed and towed once streets are snow-covered. This is necessary to move police, fire and ambulances throughout Hoboken in time of emergency for the safety and welfare of all our citizens. A list and map of emergency snow routes is available on the City website:

Reduced Rate Garage Parking & Parking Enforcement
The City is providing reduced rate parking in municipal Garage B (located on 2nd Street between Hudson and River Streets) and Garage D (215 Hudson Street) beginning Thursday, January 2nd at 8:00am through Saturday, January 4th at 8:00am for $5 per day for residents with a valid Resident parking permit or Temporary parking permit placard. 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 and regular rates will apply at other times. Residents who wish to extend their stay in the garage and who have a parking permit decal or Temporary parking permit placard are reminded that overnight parking (8pm to 8am) is available at a rate of $5.00. This rate is available in Garages B, D and Midtown every day of the year.

Enforcement of alternate side parking regulations will be suspended during and for at least 24 hours after the end of the storm.

Property owners or occupants are responsible for clearing sidewalks of snow within 6 hours of the completion of a storm, and 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. Fines will be issued for dumping snow on fire hydrants.

Warming Center
Due to the cold temperatures, the Wallace School gymnasium located at 1100 Willow Avenue will be opened as a warming center from Thursday, January 2nd at 4:00pm until Friday afternoon.

Emergency Operations Center
The City will continue to monitor conditions and open the Emergency Operations Center if the storm causes hazardous conditions.

Residents can monitor the City website, or sign up to receive free email or text updates from the City via Nixle by


Hoboken please prepare for climate change with impending snow arrival during winter.  Thank you.