Montclair Declares State of Emergency To Support Snow Removal

NOTICE FROM THE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT:

The National Weather Services has issued a Winter Storm Warning for our area to be in effect from 2:00 p.m. this afternoon to 1:00 p.m. tomorrow. Heavy snow is expected with total snow accumulations of 12 to 16 inches and winds gusting as high as 40 to 45 mph.

Township Emergency Management Coordinator Rob Bianco has declared a state of emergency, effective at 4:00 p.m. today, Wednesday, December 16, to support the removal of snow and any emergencies caused by the snow and high winds.

Non-essential travel and on-street parking will be prohibited for all vehicles for the duration of the state of emergency. This non-essential travel ban does not apply to Township of Montclair municipal employees traveling to, from or in the course of municipal government work.

Residents are reminded that parking on snow-covered streets is prohibited by ordinance 327-25. The no parking prohibition remains in effect for a period of 12 hours after snowfall has stopped in order to facilitate snow removal operations. Police will be ticketing and towing vehicles parked on streets during this period.

Residents may park their vehicles free of charge in municipal lots and decks from 1:00 p.m. today until streets have been cleared of snow. The exception is the municipal lot at 205 Claremont Avenue – residents may park their cars in that lot from 4:30 p.m. today.

A notice will go out to provide vehicle owners a 6-hour window for removing their vehicles from the lots and decks, once the streets have been cleared.

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