Urges Residents to Exercise Caution and Adhere to All No Parking Rules
East Orange, NJ, January 6, 2022: Mayor Ted R. Green and the East Orange City Council has issued a winter weather and parking advisory for the City of East Orange for Friday, January 7, 2022 ahead of first anticipated snowfall of the winter season.
According to the latest National Weather Service forecast, snow is expected to start falling in the East Orange area on Thursday evening and continue until Friday morning.
City officials are encouraging residents to exercise extreme caution when traveling and to adhere to all snow parking regulations.
Parking and Snow Removal: All snow emergency parking rules are in effect. Motorists should adhere to all NO PARKING signs on county and city roads. Overnight parking rules will be strictly enforced.
As the storm progresses, 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. Plowing will begin when snow depths reach two inches and freezing temperatures indicate no melting.
The only way to avoid additional snow removal is to wait until DPW work crews have completed their final clean-up of your road.
• Most streets will require three or four passes.
• Some streets may require as few as two passes, or, as many as five passes.
Essex County Public Works has designated workers to ensure that all county roadways are accessible for vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
The following East Orange streets are Essex County Roads:
• South Orange Ave
• Central Avenue
• Park Avenue
• North/South Grove St
• Sanford Street
The City of East Orange does not provide snow removal services to private property – residential or commercial.
COVID Testing Sites - Delayed Opening: Our COVID-19 testing center at 90 Halsted Street will be open from 12pm until 5pm on Friday, January 7th. This will give us time to remove snow from walkways and parking lots.
• Drive slowly.
• Use major streets or highways for travel whenever possible.
• Try to keep your vehicle’s gas tank as full as possible.
• Park cars in private driveways or secure them on off-street lots.
• Share driveway space or garage with neighbors.
• If you must venture out, car pool or use mass transit.
• Equip vehicles with snow tires or chains.
• Be aware of parking restrictions when road is snow covered.
• 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
• Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services
o (973) 266-5151
• Public Works Department
o (973) 266-5330
• Police Department
o (973) 266-5000
• Fire Department
o (973) 266-5500
• Office of Emergency Management
o (973) 677-8924
• Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G)
o (800) 436-7734
• Code Enforcement/No Heat Hotline
o (973) 266-5320
• New Jersey Transit
o (973) 275-5555