Winter Snow Storm Bulletin #1
March 13, 2017 - 3:00pm
The following information, from the Township of Nutley Board of Commissioners, has been prepared to advise residents about preparedness and enforcement during the Winter Storm effective March 13, 2017.
As of 12PM Monday, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW YORK HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING FOR 12-25 INCHES OF SNOW WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE, ALONG WITH COLD TEMPERATURES, AND WINDY CONDITIONS, UP TO 55 MPH GUSTS... THIS WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 12AM TUESDAY UNTIL 12AM WEDNESDAY.
*** PLEASE AVOID ALL UNNECESSARY TRAVEL!!!! ***
9-1-1 is for Emergency use ONLY!
Do not use 9-1-1 for complaints or questions.
The direct phone number for the Nutley Police Dept. is (973) 284-4940.
Visit PSEG.com for power outage information.
RECYCLING AND GARBAGE PICKUPS ARE SUPSENDED
Recycling, Garbage and Bulk pick-ups for Tuesday March 14th and Wednesday March 15th have been suspended. Trash Collection will resume on Thursday March 16. The Next Bulk Collection will be Wednesday March 22nd.
PARKS AND RECREATION ACTIVITIES
All Parks and Recreation Activities and Transportation Services for Tuesday and Wednesday have been cancelled.
NO ON STREET, OVERNIGHT PARKING
No on street parking will be allowed from 11AM, Monday, 3/13/17 until rescinded, which could be several days. This statement includes handicap on-street parking, no exceptions.
SNOW EMERGENCY ORDINANCE INFORMATION
228-9 Parking during snow emergencies.
(1) Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the streets or highways, an emergency shall exist and no vehicle shall be parked on the streets or highways or portions thereof indicated: All streets, both sides, Entire length.
(2) The above parking prohibitions shall remain in effect after the snow has ceased until the streets have been plowed sufficiently and to the extent that parking will not interfere with the normal flow of traffic.
B. Any unoccupied vehicle parked or standing in violation shall be deemed a nuisance and a menace to the safe and proper regulation of traffic, and any police officer may provide for the removal of such vehicle. The owner shall pay the reasonable costs of the removal and storage which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.
OFF STREET PARKING AVAILABILITY
The Municipal Parking Lot #8 located on William Street behind the Woroco Gas Station can be used for parking after 11PM Monday night until 7AM Wednesday.
Please be available to remove your vehicle by 7am Wednesday so this lot can be cleared of snow. Please park in the spaces not reserved for permit parking. No fee will be charged during the times stated above.
SNOW PLOWING OF ROADWAYS
To aid the Public Works Department in clearing the streets, do not throw snow back into the street. Do not plow snow into the roadway. This will be strictly enforced.
Snow Plowing Operations may cause snow to be pushed and cover the apron of your driveway. Clearing the apron of your driveway is the responsibility of the property owner. Any person(s) harassing any Township Employee will be charged with Harassment.
If temperatures drop into the single digits, the effectiveness of road salt to clear ice and snow from roadways becomes limited.
SNOW REMOVAL FROM SIDEWALKS
All property owners are required to clear snow from sidewalks within 24 hours of the end of the snow event. When possible use grassy areas to pile snow.
Do not bury fire hydrants with snow. Those caught burying fire hydrants will be fined. It is ask that you assist Emergency Responders and clear snow away from the fire hydrant.
HELP YOUR NEIGHBORS
Please assist your neighbors by checking on the elderly or those in need. Help to keep exit doors from homes clear. With the expected wind, snow drift may pile up blocking the means of entrance or exit from a structure. Any elderly or disabled person(s) requiring assistance with snow removal should call the Nutley Police Department at (973) 284-4940.
If you can or know someone who can assist with shoveling for those who can’t, please contact Adam Jernick at (973) 284-4940 x2155. You will be paid for your efforts.
If warranted because of a loss of electricity or a heating issue, the Department of Public Affairs will arrange to have a warming center available. Residents who will need to come to the warming center because of a power outage or loss of heat can call the Nutley Police Department at (973) 284-4940. The Public Heath Reserve Corps and Nursing staff will be available if needed.
In the event of a Power Outage, please notify PSEG directly. PSEG needs your account number to track outages and locations requiring restoration of power.
If you utilize a portable gasoline or diesel generator, the equipment should be used outside of your home or building and kept at least 20 feet away. These machines pose a fire hazard because of the fuels used to run them. They also can cause a carbon monoxide issue when used inside or too close to structures leading to possible death or serious injury.
Please refrain from calling the Township as to when power outages will be restored. Contact PSEG or visit PSEG.com for more information. Use the tabs at the top of the page to find important PSEG numbers. At the bottom of that page under “for your home” you can click on the “Outage Center” and find information about outages and estimated restoration times.
MEDICATIONS REQUIRING REFRIGERATION
During a power outage, the Department of Public Affairs will assist residents with refrigeration needs for cold storage of medicines. If you have lost power and need assistance with storing medications, contact the Department of Public Affairs through the Police Department at (973) 284-4940.
The Township of Nutley will continue to send updates as the situation warrants. Information will be posted on the Township web site www.nutleynj.org.
Nutley Public School information can be found at www.nutleyschools.org.