Irvington Prepares for Winter Storm

Residents and motorists encouraged to exercise caution and adhere to all no parking rules

Irvington, NJ, March 6, 2018: The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for WednesdayMarch 7, 2018. Snow accumulations are expected to be between 8 to 12 inches depending on the movement of the storm, with the temperature expected to stay around the mid to low 30s.

Residents should be prepared for hazardous driving conditions and use caution while driving as snow covered roads and limited visibility may make traveling difficult. Scattered power outages are always possible.

Parking and Snow Removal

All snow emergency parking rules are in effect. Motorists should adhere to all NO PARKING signs on all county and Township roads. You MUST move your vehicle on ALL NO PARKING DAYS/TIMES without exception.

During snow emergencies of 3 inches or more, the Township provides free parking at all its Municipal lots for 24 hours post-storm fall at the following locations:

  • Civic Square Lot

o   At the intersection of Springfield Avenue and Civic Square

  • Orange Park Lot

o   (Entrance off of Clinton Avenue, next to the Irvington High School)

  • Orange Avenue Lot

o   Between Springfield and Clinton Avenues, with entrances on Smith Street and Orange Avenue

  • Union Avenue Lot

o   343 Union Avenue (next to the Irvington Mini Police Precinct)

  • Nye Avenue Parking Garage

o   At the intersection of Nye and Union Avenues

Pre-salt and plowing efforts will begin early Wednesday morning depending on the tracking of the storm.

Residents are asked NOT to shovel snow into the street. Residents and business owners are encouraged to remove snow from fire hydrants located in front of their residences or businesses to assist the Department of Public Safety with any emergency response to your location. Plowing will begin when snow depths reach two inches and freezing temperatures indicate no melting.

NOTE: The only way to avoid additional snow removal is to wait until DPW work crews have completed their final clean-up of your road.

Essex County Public Works has designated workers to ensure that all county roadways are accessible for vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

The following Irvington streets are Essex County Roads:

  • Springfield Avenue
  • Clinton Avenue
  • Lyons Avenue
  • Stuyvesant Avenue
  • Chancellor Avenue
  • Sanford Avenue
  • Grove Street
  • 18th Avenue

The Township of Irvington does not provide snow removal services to private property (residential or commercial).

Warming Stations

Warming stations are temporary locations where residents can seek shelter from inclement weather for hours at a time. The Township of Irvington provides warming stations to its residents as follows:

Emergency Shelter

In the event of uninhabitable living conditions, such as significant property damage or loss of heat, the Township provides an emergency shelter at the Chris Gatling Center (285 Union Avenue) on an as-needed basis. Any individual who believes he/she may require overnight shelter should contact the Emergency Management Coordinator at (862)233-1953.

Snow Emergencies 

For downed wires or power outages, call PSE&G at 1-800-436-PSEG. To report snow emergencies, call the Department of Public Works at 973-266-5330.

Tenants without heat or hot water may call the Department of Housing and Building Construction at973-399-6666 for assistance.

Safety Tips

  • Park cars in private driveways or secure them on off-street lots
  • Share driveway space or garage with your neighbors’ permission
  • If you must venture out, carpool or use mass transit
  • Equip vehicles with snow tires or chains
  • Be aware of parking restrictions when road is snow covered
  • Shovel around the perimeter of your property within 24 hours of the last snowfall
  • Shovel snow onto your own property
  • Shovel snow away from fire hydrants near your property
  • DO NOT shovel snow into the street
  • DO NOT park on the street, if possible
  • DO NOT shovel snow on top of fire hydrants
  • DO NOT shovel snow onto storm sewers

 Important Telephone Numbers

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