Weather forecasts are predicting heavy snow and wind starting overnight tonight and lasting into the afternoon Tuesday.
Please be advised of the following information as the City prepares for this storm:
- City Hall will be closed for the day for all non-essential personnel. Offices will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.
- UPDATED: Trash pickup in the Tuesday collection zone has been canceled. Trash will be collected on the next regularly scheduled pickup date, which is Friday, March 17.
- New Brunswick Public Schools will be closed Tuesday.
- The New Brunswick Free Public Library will be closed Tuesday.
- All municipal court sessions scheduled for Tuesday, March 14 have been canceled. New court dates will be sent out in the mail.
- On-street parking will be temporarily suspended on designated City streets at 6 p.m. tonight. A list of streets that are designated as “Snow Routes” is available here: www.njnbpa.org/parking-info/snow–parking. Cars must be removed from these routes or risk ticketing and towing. These measures are intended to allow safe passage for emergency vehicles during inclement weather events.
- The New Brunswick Parking Authority will open “Snow Designated Facilities” for City residents to utilize. These facilities include the Morris Street, Plum Street, New Street and Wellness Plaza decks. Residents may house their cars overnight for free in these designated facilities starting at 6 p.m. tonight. Proof of residency is required. Cars may remain in the decks for free through 8 a.m. Wednesday.
- Recycling pickup for businesses only will be rescheduled from Tuesday, March 14 to Saturday, March 18. Businesses should place their recycling curbside on the street side of any snow banks after 5 p.m. Friday for Saturday morning collection. Please note that this this change does not affect recycling pickup for residential areas.
- Code Blue remains in effect for Monday night through Tuesday morning. The Henry Guest House, located at 58 Livingston Avenue (next to the New Brunswick Free Public Library) will be open overnight as a warming center between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. Monday. Please be advised that we attempt to accommodate all guests but space is limited. Doors will close at 9 p.m. sharp. Anyone in need of shelter or social services is encouraged to call 2-1-1.
- In the event of a power outage, PSE&G advises customers to call their outage line at 1-800-436-PSEG, or text “OUT” to 4PSEG (47734).
- It is the responsibility of tenants and homeowners to clear sidewalks located on their property. Sidewalks must be cleared within 12 daylight hours of the end of snowfall as well as spread ice or sand on sidewalks to melt ice.
- While shoveling, residents are asked to assist the New Brunswick Fire Department by shoveling out any fire hydrants that are located on or near their property. Clearing a three-foot radius of snow away from hydrants ensures that in the event of a fire, firefighters will not have to use valuable response time digging for hydrants.