Saturday, January 23, 2016

City: Travel ban in Hoboken (Yes, that means you.)

City of Hoboken announces:


A state of emergency and travel ban remains in effect in Hoboken until further notice. The Hoboken Police Department will be very proactive in enforcing the travel ban and removing non-emergency vehicles from the roadway. As plows continue to operate throughout the night, pedestrians are urged not to walk in the street for their own safety and so snow removal crews can properly clear our streets and emergency personnel can continue to respond effectively.

PATH train service is operating between Grove Street and 33rd Street via Hoboken in both directions and Grove Street and the World Trade Center in both directions. All Port Authority bridges and tunnels are closed until further notice. NJ Transit bus, rail, and light rail remain suspended and will resume as conditions permit and mandatory federal inspections are done.

UPDATE: Effective 7:00 am, the travel ban in Hoboken is lifted.

Hoboken State of Emergency

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Saturday January 23, 2016 9:20 AM

City of Hoboken

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Alert: State of Emergency and Travel Ban in Effect

Dear Horsey & MSV readers,

The Hoboken Office of Emergency Management has declared a State of Emergency. Driving is prohibited except for public safety and essential services (government, utilities, medical personnel).

Residents may call the Command Center at 201-239-6644 to report unplowed streets, unshoveled sidewalks, or other non-emergency issues. Please do not call the Police Department with non-emergency issues. For all emergencies, please call 911.

Vehicles parked on snow routes are subject to towing. Drivers should remain off of snow routes until further notice. Crews are working throughout the storm with 9 municipal trucks and 9 County trucks salting and plowing roads, and 2 power brooms clearing parks and public property. Snow removal is expected to begin along emergency routes following the end of the storm.

Snow Emergency Routes & No Parking Permitted:
· Washington Street – Both Sides
· 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 Hudson St
· 9th Street (North Side) – Clinton St to Hudson St
· 13th Street (North Side) – Hudson St to Madison St (Snow route + Temporary No Parking Signs posted from Hudson Street to Washington Street and Willow Avenue to Madison Street)
· Observer Highway (Both Sides) (Temporary No Parking signs posted)

Property owners/occupants are reminded that they have six hours after the completion of a storm to remove snow and ice from sidewalks adjacent to their property, along with adjoining wheelchair ramps or curb cuts. Snow and ice must be cleared from gutters a width of 2 feet into the street. It is illegal to shovel snow back into the street or on a fire hydrant. Residents in multi-unit buildings with management companies should ensure that they are aware of City regulations in order to avoid fines. Residents are encouraged to assist elderly or disabled neighbors and to clear snow from fire hydrants.

Additional details on city code regarding snow removal for property owners can be found at To report an unshoveled sidewalk, visit or use the Hoboken 311 mobile application for iOS and Android.