Move Your Car Off The Street Please


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It’s not yet clear whether we’re getting a snowstorm or a rain storm today, but town officials have already suspended overnight street parking. Keeping cars off the street, even before it gets dark, when it snows will help the Verona Department of Public Works to do the plowing for which it is so justifiably famous.

If you don’t have room in your driveway for your vehicles, you can park them in Municipal Lot #1, which is the one off Park Place behind H.B. Whitehorne Middle School.

Here’s what else you need to do if it snows:

  1. Shovel soon: You’ve got to clear your sidewalks within 24 hours after the snow stops and you can’t push or blow snow into the road. That just makes it harder for DPW to clear them.
  2. Clear the corner: If your property is on a street corner, be kind to walkers and shovel your sidewalk to the street in both directions.
  3. Clear the hydrant: If you’ve got a hydrant near your house, dig it out. If there’s a fire and your hydrant is clear, the Verona Fire Department can fight the fire that much faster.
  4. Save 911 for emergencies: If your power goes out, call PSE&G and not 911 or the main number for the Verona Police Department. Save 911 for the emergencies like a tree falling on your property or downed utility poles and wires.
  5. Have some fun and send photos: Build a snowman, snowwoman, snow monster or snow fort. Go sledding in Verona Park, but not on the Montclair Golf Course, which is private property.

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