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December 8, 2016

Emergency Snow Routes and Snow Rules

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Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Interim Director of Public Works Talib Aquil remind resident of “No Parking When Road is Snow Covered” streets. Signs are posted on Snow Emergency Routes. Cars parked on those routes will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.

Click that map above, or go to newarknj.gov/snow, or you can call the 311 Help Center at (973) 733-4311 to hear a recording by ward, or watch Newark Municipal Access Television (Cablevision TV78, FiOS Channel 28).

Click Map for No Parking Streets

On all other streets, residents should park their cars on the side with even house numbers only (examples 38, 116, 354, etc.), to keep the streets clear for snow plows and emergency vehicles. Residents must also not shovel snow into the street or into storm sewers. Violators are subject to fines. (By municipal ordinance)

Click for Map of Plows (updated hourly)

The Non-Emergency Help Center, (973) 733-4311, is available for the following:

  • Lists of Snow Emergency Routes
  • Locations of Warming Centers
  • To make Snow and Ice Complaints
  • To reach the No-Heat Hotline

Residents are encouraged to observe ‘good neighbor’ tenets while weathering the snowstorm, by abiding by the following laws:

  • Park vehicles in your driveway, so that the plows can get through to remove snow and ice.
  • If possible, share your driveway with neighbors or secure vehicles on  off-street lots.
  • Clear snow and ice from the sidewalk in front of your storefront or home.
  • Do not throw snow into the street. Place the snow on your lawn, on the side of your home or in the rear of the property.
  • Remove snow and ice from hydrants and/or drains near your home.
  • If you must venture out, take public transportation or carpool where possible.

Home and property owners are responsible for clearing snow and ice from all private residential and commercial property, including areas in and around driveways, sidewalks, and walkways. The City of Newark does not provide snow removal services to private property – residential or commercial.

If there is no sidewalk outside of a residence, then snow should be piled on the left side of the driveway (stand facing the residence). If there is a sidewalk in front of the residence, pile snow to the left of the driveway behind the shovel (stand facing the residence). After the street is plowed, the front of the residence should remain clear of obstructions for parking.