According to the Monday night weather reports, Verona is right on the border of four to eight inches of snow and eight to 12 inches. Verona Public Schools aren’t taking any chances and they have already declared Tuesday, February 13, to be a snow day. School and after-school activities are cancelled, and the Board of Education meeting that was scheduled for tomorrow is being rescheduled.
But whether we get a few inches or more than a foot, Verona has a few snow rules that you’ll need to follow:
- Daytime and overnight street parking are suspended. Getting all vehicles off the street allows the Department of Public Works to clear snow as efficiently as possible. If you can’t park at home, you’ll have to put your vehicle in one of the municipal lots.
- You’ve got to shovel 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 to clear them.
- 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.
- 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.
Now for the common sense stuff: Charge your flashlights, cell phones, and computers now. Make sure you have extra batteries if you need them. If you don’t have to drive–don’t. To prevent a buildup of potentially deadly carbon monoxide, make sure the exhaust vents for your portable generators, dryer and furnace are clear. Test your carbon monoxide detector. If the storm does damage your property, take pictures of it when the storm stops for an insurance claim. You do not always need a police report.