WINTER WEATHER UPDATES

Jersey City is fully prepared for snow removal and other critical services during inclement winter weather.  Please continue to check back here for updated information on everything city related.  Please see below.

SwiftReach911 Alerts: To receive alerts and updated information during snow events and emergencies, sign up for the city's SwiftReach911 alerts by clicking here.

Parking along bike lanes: 
To allow for adequate snow removal, vehicles parked next to protected bike lanes will be towed at the owner’s expense when roads are snow covered as per city code §332-34.  For a map of the city's ongoing protected bike lanes expansion click here.

General parking rules:
  Please be advised: in the event of snow, any vehicles parked next to protected bike lanes must be moved in advance or will be towed.  Residents are reminded there is no parking within 25 feet of an intersection and no double parking is allowed. Doing so only hampers the efforts of crews plowing and salting streets.  Residents are also asked to avoid parking on main thoroughfares to allow for adequate snow removal from curb-to-curb. All vehicles in violation are subject to be ticketed and towed.  During inclement weather, there is also no parking on emergency routes.
During inclement weather receive parking and other city updates by following the JC Parking Twitter page.

City Schools: The Board of Education determines delayed openings and school closings during inclement weather which is often posted on the JCPS Twitter account.

Snow removal along streets: The city has a total of approximately 220 miles of roadways, of which 192 miles are maintained by the municipality.  The city's Department of Public Works leads snow removal efforts throughout Jersey City.  For more information on DPW's snow removal efforts please visit their website here.  Any amendments to the current plan will be shared accordingly.

Power lines & trees: Please report fallen power lines to PSE&G by calling PSE&G’s Customer Service line at 1-800-436-PSEG (7734).  Please report any downed trees through SeeClickFix, which will notify our DPW crews for removal. 
General outage activity throughout our service territory is available online at pseg.com/outagecenter  and updates are posted on pseg.com during severe weather.
Register for PSE&G's MyAlerts service to receive text and email notifications about power restoration through My Account at pseg.com.

Hudson County Winter Emergency Plan Protocols
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During inclement weather please keep in mind the following precautions:

● Staying informed is essential, and potentially lifesaving for you and your family.  To sign up for SwiftReach 911 emergency alerts click here.

● Residents are urged to check on elderly relatives and neighbors. 

● Report heat and other related complaints to the JC Resident Response Center at (201) 547-4900. 

● Local outreach teams are engaging & registering individuals for existing shelters & the Hudson County warming center. If you encounter a homeless family, please direct them to contact the Hudson County Homeless Hotline: 1-800-624-0287.

● Residents are also urged to keep pets indoors and secure outside furniture and articles due to impending high wind conditions.

● Residents are reminded to NOT PARK within 25 feet of an intersection and to not double park.  Doing so only hampers the efforts of crews plowing and salting streets. All vehicles parked within 25 feet of an intersection may be ticketed or towed. If possible, residents are asked to not park on main thoroughfares, so that DPW can remove snow from curb-to-curb.  During inclement weather, there is no parking on emergency routes.

● Following the storm, residents are reminded to NOT shovel snow into the street and should clear sidewalks in front of their property of snow and ice in accordance with the municipal ordinance.  Please follow these snow removal regulations.

● For additional updates, please visit the Official City of Jersey City Facebook page or on Twitter @JerseyCity.

● For more information on preparedness visit the Office of Emergency Management website here.

To see if you qualify for the JC Shovels snow removal program, click here.

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