9 PM UPDATE: A State Of Emergency has been declared throughout New Jersey
Roselle Park missed out on a white Christmas by one day as snow continued to fall Sunday evening as the snow is expected to continue onto Monday with an estimated accumulation of between 12″ – 18″.
According to the Roselle Park municipal web site and TV-34 (Channel 32 on Verizon FIOS), there are some reminders residents should keep in mind. Borough ordinance 23-5.1 states that snow and ice removal is the responsibility of property owners or occupants of a building or lot within 12 hours of daylight after snow fall ends. Snow and ice should be removed from sidewalks abutting streets and from any fire hydrants located on the property. Also, due to snow emergency, anyone living along snow emergency routes, please remove your vehicles from the roadway as soon as possible. Placing snow in streets is prohibited. The Borough web site suggests that when shoveling sidewalks and driveways, snow should be piled on your property and an area adjacent to your driveway should be cleared to provide a place to deposit snow accumulated on the plow. This area should be on the right side of your driveway as you face your property and the street is at your back.
The municipality, through the DPW, is responsible for clearing sidewalks, walkways, driveways, and parking lots of Borough owned and maintained buildings only. DPW is to begin plowing roadways once accumulation of snow and/or ice has occurred, usually three inches. Snow will be plowed in a manner to minimize any traffic obstructions. Plowing continues until snow fall has ended. Once the snow fall has ended, the plows will widen streets and clean intersections.