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Hoboken Braces for Nor'easter, Continues Recovery From Past Storms

Parked vehicles impeding on traffic, crosswalks due to mounds of snow.

Photo courtesy of City of Hoboken
Photo courtesy of City of Hoboken
As Hoboken braces for a Nor'easter that could dump nearly a foot of snow by Friday morning, the city hasn't yet recovered from last week's double dose of winter weather.

The frigid temperatures since last Wednesday's snow, sleet and freezing rain have prevented the city from plowing parking lanes and street cleaning enforcement remains suspended until further notice, according to a Nixle alert released Wednesday afternoon.

The mounds of snow have also caused many vehicles to be parked several feet from the curb, and in some cases, in or near crosswalks, the alert said. These vehicles could impede snowplows and emergency vehicles from navigating through the narrow space and are a potential hazard for pedestrians.

"While street cleaning enforcement remains suspended until further notice, violations that pose a public safety or pedestrian safety concern will continue to be a priority for enforcement," the Nixle alert read. "Vehicles parked in a way that restricts access of emergency vehicles will be towed."

Crews are also temporarily fixing some of the city's worst potholes with permanent repairs to be done in the spring, the alert said. Residents should report potholes and crews will continue to patch the worst locations, according to the alert.

Travel conditions are expected to be treacherous Thursday with 6 to 10 inches of snow and a trace of ice expected by Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

The following roads are the snow emergency routes in Hoboken:
  • Washington Street (Both sides)—from Observer Highway to 15th Street
  • Willow Avenue (West side)—from Observer Highway to 11th Street 
  • 3rd Street (North side)—from Jackson Street to River Street 
  • 4th Street (South side)—from River Street to Jackson Street 
  • 5th Street (South side)—from Clinton Street to River Street 
  • 9th Street (North side)—from Jackson Street to River Street 
  • 13th Street (North side)—from Washington Street to Willow Avenue 
  • 17th Street (Both sides)—from Willow Avenue to Jefferson Street
The city is also providing discounted parking in several municipal garages. Garage B on 2nd Street between Hudson and River streets and Garage D at 215 Hudson St. will be available from 8 p.m. Wednesday to 8 p.m. Friday for $5 per day for residents with valid parking permits or temporary placards. Residents with disabilities who have handicapped license plates or hang tags can park for the same rate in the Midtown Garage at 371 4th St.

Hoboken property owners must also clear all sidewalks near the property as well as wheelchair ramps and curb cuts within six hours after the completion of the storm.

The city will provide updates throughout the storm on the municipal website, Facebook and Twitter.

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