Dear Englewood residents,
There is a blizzard warning in place for Englewood from today through tomorrow evening. The National Weather Service is forecasting that we will get between 18 and 24″ of snow accumulation with some parts of Northern New Jersey receiving up to 36″ of snow. The best advice that I can offer is to stay home between 6 PM tonight and Wednesday morning. It is expected that there will be “life threatening conditions” for travel between tonight and Tuesday evening with heavy snow and winds in excess of 35 MPH. The most important thing that you can do to help everyone with this storm is to park your cars in your driveway, not on the streets. The police will be towing cars that are parked on snow emergency streets beginning tonight. To assist you with parking, you may park for free in the municipal parking deck on South Dean Street, in the parking lots at the Liberty School, James Street and Charles Street , and in the Depot Square par king lot. You may leave you cars in the lots until Wednesday evening.
Due to the storm, the Englewood Library will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. The municipal court will be closed on Tuesday and possibly Wednesday. There will be no trash pick-up on Tuesday and no recycling pick-up on Wednesday. Recycling will be picked-up City wide on Thursday and Friday. All recreation programs are cancelled until the public schools reopen. The John T. Wright Arena is closed until Wednesday evening.
All resident are requested for their own safety to clear any fire hydrants that may be located near your residences.
The Office of Emergency Management will be staffed from 6 PM onwards tonight. Englewood OEM is now on Facebook and Twitter. If you have an emergency, call 911. If you have a snow or weather related issue, you can call the Emergency Operations Center from 6 PM onwards tonight. The number is (201)-567-2178.
In the event of a loss of power, please contact PSE&G at 1-800-436-7734 (PSEG). You can also learn about power outages and restoration progress on MY Account on the PSE&G website www.pseg.com.
In the event of widespread power outages, the Janis Dismus Middle School will be the designated shelter for Englewood residents. More information will be provided if necessary. The County designated “warming station” is Bergen Community College in Paramus. Englewood Hospital is “holding over” about 100 staff members. Due to this, there will not be any available parking in the hospital parking lot for area residents to use.
I will send out updates as the conditions change. Here are some important numbers that you may need during the storm:
Englewood Police: 201-568-2711
Englewood Fire Department: 201-568-6301
Department of Public Works: 201-568-3401
Englewood City Manager’s Office: 201-871-6640
Health Department: 201-568-3450
Building Department: 201-871-6642
Please be safe and careful and stay at home as much as possible. This is going to be a very long and difficult storm for the entire Northeast region of the country. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Frank Huttle III
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