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Snow Emergency Declared in Essex County

By THE ALTERNATIVE PRESS STAFF

January 21, 2014 at 4:21 PM

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura declared a snow emergency in Essex County on Tuesday, January 21. The snow emergency directs residents and motorists to not park their motor vehicles on all County roads. This will help Essex Public Works crews to more effectively clear the roads of snow. The snow emergency will remain in effect indefinitely.

“Our Public Works crews work around the clock to ensure our County roads are passable and safe. Asking residents and motorists to not park their cars on County roads makes it easier for our plows to remove snow from curb to curb and our salt trucks to spread salt to melt ice,” DiVincenzo said. 

DiVincenzo also reminded property owners and residents to help maximize public safety by not shoveling or plowing snow from their private properties onto county roadways. Snow removed from sidewalks, driveways and parking lots should be kept on-site. 

It is reported that Essex County Sheriff’s Officers will be monitoring this practice and will be asking property owners and private snow plowing companies to stop the practice. If private property owners and contractors do not comply, tickets will be issued.

Essex County maintains about 215 miles of roads.