Blizzard alert: Hoboken braces for possible snowstorm

HOBOKEN – An epic snowball fight may soon be on the horizon.
In anticipation of what forecast foresee to be 8 to 12 inches of snow and wind gusts upwards of 50 miles per hour from Friday night to Sunday, according to the National Weather Service’s Blizzard Watch, Hoboken city officials have announced some proactive measures.
“The storm may result in ‘extremely dangerous travel due to heavy snowfall and strong winds with whiteout conditions’ and downed power lines and tree limbs from strong winds,” says an announcement made public by City Spokesman Juan Melli on Thursday. “Salt brine will be applied to streets beginning at midnight on Friday. Garbage pickup remains on schedule. Construction sites must secure or take down cranes and scaffolding and secure all materials.”
The city will offer discounted parking rates at $5 per day at municipal Garage B (2nd Street between Hudson and River Streets) and Garage D (215 Hudson Street) for residents with a valid resident parking permit or temporary parking permit placard from Friday, January 22 at 8 p.m. through Sunday, January 24 at 8 p.m. MResidents with disabilities (with a handicapped license plate or hang tag) can also park in the midtown garage at 371 4th Street.
“Garage parking space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. When discounted parking is offered, garages frequently fill before the start of the discount period,” city officials said. Seniors however might want to stay indoors during the storm as the Senior Hop will not offer services all day on Saturday, Jan. 23.
The following parking restrictions will be in effect in line with the city’s emergency snow routes:
– Washington Street – Both Sides
– Willow Avenue (West Side) – Observer Hwy to 11th St
– 3rd Street (North Side) – Jackson St to River St
– 4th Street (South Side) – River St to Jackson St
– 5th Street (South Side) – Clinton St to Hudson St
– 9th Street (North Side) – Clinton St to Hudson St
– 13th Street (North Side) – Hudson St to Madison St (Snow route + Temporary No Parking Signs posted from Hudson Street to Washington Street and Willow Avenue to Madison Street)
– Observer Highway (Both Sides) (Temporary No Parking signs posted) To find a map of the city’s emergency snow routes online visit

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