Jersey City Mayor’s Office & OEM Issues Reminders Ahead of Winter Storm Warning
JERSEY CITY – Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy, and the Jersey City Office of Emergency Management, are asking that the residents of Jersey City take the necessary precautions in the event of dangerous weather conditions.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area from tonight at 6 P.M. through 6 P.M. EST Thursday evening, with snow accumulations expected between two to four inches, and an additional one to three inches on Thursday night through Friday evening.
This storm is also expected to produce a heavy mix of rain and snow, which combined with strong winds, could lead to downed tree branches and power lines. Wind gusts can possibly reach up to 50 mph along the immediate coast this evening through Thursday morning.
“We are urging all residents to eliminate all non-essential driving tonight and to avoid double parking and parking close to corners,” said
Mayor Healy. “This will greatly assist us in the clean-up of this storm and the passage of plows, if necessary; as well ensure the safety of other drivers and pedestrians.”
The city snow team, which is comprised of representatives from the
Mayor’s Office, the Jersey City Incinerator Authority, the Department of Public Works, the Office of Emergency Management, and the Parking Authority, has been meeting regularly in advance of the winter weather to fine tune the city’s snow plan.
Garbage collection has been suspended for this evening, however street sweeping and parking enforcement will remain in effect until further notice.