Month: December 2010

News

Was City’s response sufficient for the blizzard?

The politics of a blizzard is already a rage for those left behind as others departed on vacation or to visit friends and families.  Some people feel the city could have responded better while others feel their area was neglected.

Jefferson St. heading south

As the blizzard was vastly underestimated by the media leading into the storm and it occurred with a very heavy Sunday night post Christmas wallop, the questions, some rhetorical will be ongoing.  Was the reaction fast enough and did the city escalate its operation sufficiently considering the increasing impact of the storm? Read More...

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9-11 Service back up, State of Emergency lifted

City of Hoboken announces:

=&0=& The 911 service is back in service. Thank you to Verizon and Hudson County for working to restore the system. The Zimmer Administration has lifted the state of emergency for Hoboken. The state of emergency has also been cancelled for the State of New Jersey.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer thanks all Hoboken residents who volunteered to help their neighbors during the storm. Read More...

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Digging out

Upper Bloomfield: some have shoveled in front of their residences making it easier for others to walk
But with sidewalks not consistently shoveled, people took to walking in the middle of the street as here on upper Garden.  Hey get out there and clear your sidewalk!  Teams of young people are out looking for work too.  (Click any photo to enlarge.)
An emergency vehicle stuck at 7th and Bloomfield as a worker tries to add weight over a tire to gain traction.
Cars are getting stuck all over the place and soon after a vehicle was stuck near the intersection with a woman sitting in the driver’s seat.  The city has asked people not to drive as additional plows clean up a near record December snowfall.  NJ was hit very hard with two feet of the white stuff here and in Lyndhurst.
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City: Don't drive!

CITY OF HOBOKEN WORKING TO CLEAR STREETS; RESIDENTS URGED NOT TO DRIVE

Six plows have been out continuously cleaning Hoboken’s streets since Sunday afternoon. The City has brought in a private contractor to help, and nine plows are currently on the road, with more on the way.

Despite the plowing, drifting snow due to strong winds has re-covered streets and made them treacherous to drive on. A state of emergency remains in effect, and residents are strongly urged to stay home and not drive. Only vehicles with chains or snow tires should be on the roads. Read More...

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Hoboken Emergency Declared – City Hall opening delayed for 2 hours

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City of Hoboken announces:

State of Emergency Declared In Hoboken


The Zimmer Administration has declared a state of emergency for Hoboken. Residents are urged to stay indoors and avoid travel unless absolutely necessary.
Hoboken City Hall will be open on Monday, December 27, 2010. Essential personnel are required to report to work, and non-essential personnel who are able to safely travel to work are also requested to report to work.
Residents are reminded that sidewalks must be cleared of snow within six hours after completion of the storm and that cars must be removed from all emergency snow routes: Read More...

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Lookout – Blizzzerd! City announces snow routes, reduced parking Sunday and Monday

City of Hoboken announces:

BLIZZARD WARNING, EMERGENCY SNOW ROUTES, AND REDUCED RATE GARAGE PARKING FOR SUNDAY & MONDAY

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning from 6:00 am on Sunday, December 26 to 6:00 pm on Monday, December 27. Wind gusts of 40-55 mph and 11 to 16 inches of snow are possible. Please be advised that as soon as City streets are covered with a layer of snow, cars must be removed from all emergency snow routes. These routes are clearly identified on street signs. They include: Read More...