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  • Hoboken Snow Situation: Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Stella

    Stella is almost here! For the amount of crazy at the grocery store and news outlets already happening, watch it be no big deal. But in the case that Stella is 12 inches to 18 inches, here’s the scoop on everything Hoboken blizzard — straight from Hoboken City Hall, the Fire Dept., and CarePoint Health, so you can be prepared.

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    Wine Stores

    Stock up: Sparrow, Giannone, Garden Street Liquors, Cheese + Wine, Cork, and Hoboken Wine House = just a few of the spots you can shop locally for some vino pre-blizzard.

    Hashtag Game
    To post your photos on Instagram, hashtag #Snowboken *and* #HobokenGirl for a chance to be regrammed by @hobokengirlblog! You know, the usual.

    From City Hall:

    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. Parking will be prohibited on snow routes effective 8:00pm on Monday, March 13, 2017 until further notice. The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning from March 14 12:00am until March 15 12:00am. Heavy snow and blizzard conditions are possible with accumulations of 12 to 18 inches and wind gusts up to 50mph. Salt brine will be applied to streets prior to the storm.

    Emergency Snow Routes
    Vehicles parked on Snow Emergency Routes are subject to ticketing and towing as of 8:00pm on Monday, March 13. This is necessary to move police, fire, ambulances, and snow plows throughout Hoboken in time of emergency for the safety and welfare of all our citizens. Snow Emergency Routes in Hoboken are labeled with street signs that read “No Parking When Road Is Snow Covered.” Please note that as of this year, both sides of Observer Highway between Henderson Street and Hudson Street have been designated as snow emergency routes. A map of snow routes is available at http://hobokennj.gov/content/wp-content/uploads/HobokenSnowRoutes.pdf.

    Temporary No Parking signs will also be posted on 12th Street between Willow Avenue and Clinton Street, the north side of 13th Street west of Clinton Street, and Jefferson Street between 14th Street and 15th Street to accommodate buses and snow removal operations.

    Stevens
    Snowday party for all the college/grad students — Stevens is closed Tuesday!

    Discounted Garage Parking
    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 Monday, March 14th at 8:00pm through Wednesday, March 15th at 8:00pm for $5 per 12 hour period 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 limited and available on a first-come , first-served basis, and garages will frequently fill before the discount takes effect. Regular rates will apply at other times.

    Hospital
    A message from CarePoint Health {Hoboken University Medical Center and Christ Hospitals}: “CarePoint Health is fully prepared for the forecasted winter storm predicted for Tuesday of this week. Additional staff have been brought in to ensure all of our three facilities remain open and operational throughout the duration of the snowstorm. All three hospitals have adequate supplies on hand to comfortably care for all patients under our care as well as any who may come to the hospital during the storm.”

    Municipal Court Cancelled
    Hoboken municipal court is cancelled for Tuesday, March 14 (morning and night)

    Secure All Loose Objects & Construction Sites
    Wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour are currently forecast. Be sure your property (including construction sites) is secure. Construction sites must secure or take down cranes and scaffolding and secure all materials. Bring in unsecured objects from patios and balconies and secure outdoor objects such as lawn furniture or garbage cans that could blow away and cause damage or injury.
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    Trash Pickup On Schedule
    Garbage and recycling pickup remains on schedule.

    Street Cleaning
    Enforcement of alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations will be suspended Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15.

    Emergency Operations Center
    The City will open an Emergency Operations Center starting on Monday, March 13 at 8:00pm. Residents may call the Command Center at 201-216-3987 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.

    Keeping Sidewalks Clear
    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. 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. The City is responsible for clearing sidewalks around City-owned properties.

    The City performs proactive inspections and also relies on citizen complaints to help identify those property owners that are not meeting sidewalk safety requirements. The vast majority of property owners comply with these regulations, but the City will issue fines to those who do not keep sidewalks clear.

    Shoveling!
    A captain of the Hoboken Fire Department told HobokenGirl.com that as a safety precaution, residents should *not* cover snow on top of fire hydrants. Please try not to do this when shoveling sidewalks so that the fire department can access them in case of an emergency.

    Reporting Problems
    To report an unplowed street, unshoveled sidewalk, or other problem, residents can call the Emergency Operations Center or submit an online complaint via www.hoboken311.com or via the Hoboken 311 mobile application.

    Municipal Offices Open
    City of Hoboken municipal offices will be open on March 14, 2017.

     

    Stay safe, everyone!


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