RPPD Provide Information Related To Snowfall
By Saul Qersdyn
Published: January 21, 2014 @ 9:31 AM EDT
Roselle Park Police Department (RPPD) and the Roselle Park Office of Emergency Management (RP OEM) have prepared their Emergency Services and personnel for the predicting severe snowfall to hit the area today. All emergency equipment is in place ready for deployment. RPPD asks, for the safety of residents and others, that people drive only when absolutely necessary.
The Police also ask that dangerous issues be called in at (908) 245-2300 and that 9-1-1 be used only for true emergencies. Downed wires or power outages can be reported to PSE&G’s Customer Service at (800) 436-7734 (PSEG).
Residents are reminded to remove parked vehicles from snow emergency streets and to keep vehicles off of the roadways whenever possible during the storm; allowing plows to clear the roads curb to curb. Residents are asked to their vehicles in their driveways and to allow neighbors to share driveways. Municipal parking lots will be available for free public parking as the storm begins and for several hours afterwards.
Parked or abandoned vehicles on snow emergency streets will be issued a summons and may be towed at the owner’s expense.
As a safety reminder, pedestrians should not walk on the roadways since visibility may be reduced. Also, they should stay away from downed wires and trees.
Residents should check in on all your neighbors especially the elderly.
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Residents should also ensure that they do not shovel/plow or snow blow their snow back into the roadway or their neighbor’s property after it has been plowed or cleared as this creates a hazardous condition. Additionally, state law requires that all large snow accumulation must be removed from vehicles before being driven. Large snow accumulations remaining on the roof, trunk, or hood of your vehicle can become dislodged from your vehicle from the wind and become a dangerous projectile on the roadway. They may also result in fines.
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