SNOW STORM ADVISORY – March 7, 2018

News Date: 
03/06/2018
  • Due to the State of Emergency, Town of Kearny offices will be closed on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, except for essential services such as public safety personnel and employees involved in snow related functions. 
     
  • There is no Meals-on-Wheels distribution on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.  The Meals-on-Wheels program is expected to be back in service on Thursday, March 8, 2018.
     
  • There is no Senior Bus Service on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.  Updates on when Senior Bus Service will resume will be posted when available.   
     
  • For updates on Recreation Department scheduling and programs, please contact the Recreation Department at (201) 955-7983 on Thursday, March 8, 2018.
     
  • There is no Street Sweeping enforcement on Wednesday, March 7, 2018
     
  • There is no curbside Garbage Pickup on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.  Cali Carting will attempt to resume garbage pickup on Thursday, March 8, 2018.  Please leave garbage at curbside if your normal pickup day is either Thursday or Friday.

Residents are reminded that there is no parking on “snow emergency streets” in the Town of Kearny during snow storms and after snow storms while snow plowing operations are ongoing.  Cars parked on “snow emergency streets” are subject to being towed at the owner’s expense on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 and/or Thursday, March 8, 2018.  The “snow emergency streets” are as follows:
 

  • Kearny Avenue - entire length
  • Bergen Avenue - from Passaic Ave to the DPW Facility
  • Davis Ave - from Midland Ave to Dukes Street
  • Elm St - from Midland Ave to the Belleville Turnpike
  • Belgrove Drive - from Passaic Ave to Locust Ave
  • Midland Ave - from Belgrove Drive to Schuyler Ave
  • Street - from Belgrove Drive to Passaic Ave
     

In the event of a snow emergency, please follow these additional guidelines for snow removal from streets and sidewalks:

1.    Remove cars from the curb area and park in your driveway, if possible.  The streets can be cleared most effectively with the fewest possible number of vehicles parked on them.

2.    Remove all vehicles from “snow emergency streets” (listed above) or they will be towed at the owner’s expense.

3.    Observe all temporary signs posted by the Police Department or DPW. 

4.    Do not shovel or blow snow from your sidewalk or driveway onto the street.

5.    In the interest of public safety, please dig out any fire hydrant in front of your property.  Do not bury it with shoveled snow.

6.    Do not place garbage cans, cones or any other object in the street to save a parking space.  Obstructions in the street such as these are illegal.

7.    Contact the DPW (201) 998-3700, to report any serious safety concerns such as icy streets, large potholes or snow mounds that restrict sight lines at intersections.

8.    Remove snow from your sidewalk within 12 hours of daylight after a snowstorm.