The City of Newark, Mayor Ras J. Baraka, and Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reports that due to the latest forecasts predicting heavy wind, rain and snow beginning tonight, with potential snow and sleet accumulations of 6 to 10 inches possible by Wednesday, all residents are asked to observe the city’s “NO PARKING WHEN ROADS ARE SNOW COVERED” ordinance, which will be enforced.
Violators may be issued a summons and towed. These regulations are essential to the removal/plowing of snow and salting operations. Whenever possible, off-street parking is recommended during snow storms. New signs have been posted on streets throughout the City of Newark to notify motorists of the streets designated for no parking during snow storms. Motorists and residents are urged to look for the signs, pictured below, to identify the streets where the parking ban will be enforced.
All residents are reminded that tossing snow into the street is against the law, and violators will be fined. Downed trees and power lines are possible due to high winds and heavy snowfall.
The Department of Public Safety is coordinating responses to weather-related emergencies and other incidents through the combined use of Police, Fire, Office of Emergency Management Personnel, and other city services at the Emergency Operations Center, located at 480 Clinton Avenue.