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Hoboken Street Cleaning Enforcement to Resume Wednesday, January 28 for Snow Clearing Operations

UPDATE (Jan 27, 2:00pm): Parking is permitted on all snow emergency roads. Parking is also permitted on the eastern half of Vezetti Way (from Willow Ave to Washington St).

Enforcement of alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations is suspended today, January 27, 2015 but will resume on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 in order for plows to clear snow from parking lanes. It is critical that vehicles be removed in order to effectively clear snow.

The travel ban in Hoboken and the State of New Jersey has been lifted as of 7:30am. If driving, please exercise caution. Crews continue to spread salt, but roads may remain icy due to low temperatures.

Hoboken City Hall is open on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

Parking remains prohibited on snow emergency routes and Vezzetti Way until further notice. Discounted rate parking in municipal garages is extended until Wednesday, January 28 at 8:00pm for vehicles currently in the garage in order to keep as many cars off the road as possible. Garbage pickup will resume on a normal schedule effective Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

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. Inspectors will be issuing fines to violators this afternoon. 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 www.hobokennj.org/snow.

PATH Service will be restored at 9:30am on a weekend schedule, Newark – WTC & JSQ – 33 via Hoboken, operating every 15 minutes. Port Authority Bridges and Tunnels have reopened.

NJ Transit Hudson-Bergen Light Rail has resumed service and is running on a weekend schedule. NJ Transit buses in North Jersey will resume by 11:00am. NJ Transit rail service will resume later this afternoon after mandatory federal inspections are complete.

Travel Ban Lifted; No Parking on Snow Routes


The travel ban in Hoboken and the State of New Jersey has been lifted as of 7:30am. If driving, please exercise caution. Crews continue to spread salt, but roads may remain icy due to low temperatures.

Parking remains prohibited on snow emergency routes until further notice. Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations are suspended today, January 27, 2015. All other parking rules remain in effect.

PATH Service will be restored at 9:30am on a weekend schedule, Newark – WTC & JSQ – 33 via Hoboken, operating every 15 minutes. Port Authority Bridges and Tunnels have reopened.

NJ Transit Hudson-Bergen Light Rail is running on a weekend schedule. NJ Transit buses in North Jersey will resume by 11:00am. NJ Transit rail service will resume later this afternoon after mandatory federal inspections are complete.

Garbage pickup will resume on a normal schedule.

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 www.hobokennj.org/snow. Inspectors will be checking for uncleared sidewalks as of noon.

Hoboken Travel Ban In Effect as of 9:00pm


For the safety of all citizens, a vehicular travel ban will be in effect for the City of Hoboken as of 9:00pm on Monday, January 26, 2015.

Vehicular traffic will be restricted only to public safety personnel, medical professionals, mass transit operators, and public works and sanitation personnel. Vehicular travel by all others is restricted until further notice.

Stranded vehicles will hinder emergency response and plowing operations.

The City appreciates the community’s cooperation with moving cars from snow emergency routes. Parking in snow emergency routes remains prohibited until further notice.

As a reminder, all non-emergency questions and concerns can be reported to Emergency Operations Center by calling 201-239-6644.

PATH service will operate on a weekend schedule beginning at 9pm and will be suspended at 11pm until further notice.

The Hoboken Parking Utility will close on Monday at 8pm and reopen on Tuesday at 9:30am.

Blizzard Warning in Effect; Snow Emergency Declared for Hoboken

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The City of Hoboken Office of Emergency Management has declared a snow emergency in advance of a major winter storm forecast to impact our area. The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for a “crippling and possibly historic blizzard” from Monday, January 26 at 1:00pm through midnight on Tuesday, January 27. Snow accumulations of 20 to 30 inches or more, wind gusts up to 65 mph, life-threatening conditions, and extremely dangerous travel are forecast.

PARKING PROHIBITED ON SNOW ROUTES
Parking is prohibited on all snow emergency routes effective 9:00pm on January 25, 2015 until further notice. Vehicles are subject to towing. This is necessary to move police, fire and ambulances for the safety and welfare of all our citizens.

In addition, parking is prohibited on both sides of Vezzetti Way (parallel to Observer Highway). The area will be used for dumping snow.

Alternate side parking regulations are suspended until further notice. All other parking regulations remain in effect.

Winter Weather Advisory – Plan for Icy Monday Commute

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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for our area from 3am to 1pm on Monday, January 12, 2014. A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is forecast, with up to an inch of snow and up to a tenth of an inch of ice. Hazardous travel is expected due to icy roadways so please plan extra time for the morning commute.

The City of Hoboken will spread salt brine on streets this afternoon in anticipation of the icy weather, so streets may appear white. Pre-treating roads prevents snow and ice from bonding with the pavement. All parking regulations, including street cleaning, will be in effect on Monday, January 12, 2014. If conditions change, an additional announcement will be made.

No Street Sweeping Enforcement Friday, January 9


Enforcement of street cleaning regulations is suspended for Friday, January 9, 2014. All other parking regulations remain in effect and will be enforced.

City Moves Forward on New Pump to Alleviate Flooding in Western Hoboken

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On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, the Hoboken City Council voted unanimously to fund the construction of Hoboken’s second flood pump. The 40 million gallon per day H-5 wet weather pump station with emergency generator will alleviate flooding in western Hoboken, including the area around ShopRite.

“This flood pump is part of the ‘Discharge’ component of the comprehensive ‘Resist, Delay, Store, Discharge’ strategy to make Hoboken more resilient to flooding,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “I thank members of the community and all City Council members for their support for this project. While the City implements the Delay, Store and Discharge elements of the plan through pumps, rain gardens, green roofs, and new parks designed to absorb and hold stormwater, we look forward to working with the State to create coastal defense by implementing the ‘Resist’ strategy with the $230 million won through the Rebuild by Design competition.”

The pump, along with a pilot City Hall green infrastructure project featuring large cisterns and rain gardens to reduce stormwater runoff, will be financed by an $11.9 million low-interest loan from the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust which includes 19% principal forgiveness.

Hoboken/Weehawken Announce Spring 2015 Launch of Bike Share Program


The City of Hoboken and Township of Weehawken are partnering to launch a next-generation bike share program using smart-bike technology manufactured by Nextbike. The German-based company currently has systems with over 20,000 bikes in 70 cities across 14 countries. The Hoboken/Weehawken system would be their first in the United States. Because the technology is new to the country, the electronic components manufactured by Nextbike are still awaiting approval by the FCC, which is expected by late December. As a result, the launch of the program has been rescheduled for March, 2015.

“We are looking forward to launching one of the first next-generation bike share systems in the country,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “This high-tech but considerably lower cost approach is more scalable and flexible than traditional systems and could open the door for an expansion of bike sharing into neighborhoods and communities across the region and country – not just our largest cities.”

Municipal Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday & Free Parking for Holiday Shoppers

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City of Hoboken municipal offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 27, 2014 and Friday, November 28, 2014. The Parking Utility customer service windows will be closed Thursday through Sunday and will reopen on Monday, December 1, 2014. Parking meters, permit regulations, and street cleaning will not be enforced on Thursday or Sunday, however parking enforcement will be in effect on Friday and Saturday.

To encourage local shopping this holiday season, the City of Hoboken is offering up to 4 hours of free garage parking in municipal garages B (28 2nd St), D (215 Hudson St) and Midtown (371 4th St) every Saturday from November 29 through December 20 and every day from December 21 through December 25 for visitors who come to Hoboken to shop or dine. Parking meters are free on Sundays.

To receive up to 4 hours of free parking, visitors must present to the parking attendant receipts totaling at least $20 from any Hoboken business(es) during these hours. Any time beyond 4 hours will be charged at the regular rate.

Winter Storm Watch Issued; Residents and Businesses Reminded to Prepare for Winter Weather

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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch from Wednesday, November 27 at 7:00am to Thursday, November 28 at 7:00am and 4 to 8 inches of snow are forecast. Residents and businesses are reminded to prepare for winter weather and be aware of related regulations and procedures.

Individuals are encouraged to monitor news reports and weather forecasts and to sign up to receive free email or text updates from the City by visiting www.hobokennj.org/alerts.