Officials Ask N.J. Drivers To Avoid The Roads
HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBS 2) – The latest storm to pound the Tri-State will deliver a one-two punch of snow and ice and could deal New Jersey its biggest blow yet, in the form of serious ice build-up. As CBS 2′s Kathryn Brown reports, state police were already urging commuters to avoid non-essential travel Tuesday.
To try and stay ahead of what will no doubt be a nasty winter mix, state officials were activating the emergency operations center to coordinate the response and extra police were to be on the roads to combat problems on icy streets.
This storm will only add to the mounds and mounds of snow that are already on the ground.
In Hoboken, crews shut down an entire street for the whole month of February for snow removal. It’s a radical move, one most residents weren’t pleased to hear about.
“Definitely a frustration not to have a spot here to park but there’s barely any spots when there is no snow,” said resident Lawrence Katz.
Bergen County was employing a different solution – designating state parks as snow-dumping grounds for towns that have run out of room.
“If we can help some of the municipalities clear out some for their intersections and clear out their major areas of travel, it’s a home run for all of us,” said Kathleen Donovan, Bergen County Executive.