Reminder to All Residents: Parking Prohibited on Snow Covered Roads Clear Snow and Ice from Vehicles Before Operating

Committeewoman Gloria McCauley, Liaison to Public Safety would like to remind all residents, of the prohibition of parking on snow covered roads. “Township Code Chapter 143-21 prohibits parking on snow covered roads. When snow is anticipated, use off street parking as an alternative. Vehicles are subject to summonses and the potential of being towed at the owner’s expense,” reported Committeewoman McCauley.

Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the street or highway an emergency shall exist, and no vehicle shall be parked on either side of any of the streets or parts thereof as described in Schedule XVI (§ 143-45) of the Township Code.

“It is necessary to have the streets accessible and free from vehicles parked on the side to allow for the plows to complete their work,” added Committeewoman McCauley.

“For the safety of our residents, your vehicles and the effectiveness of Public Works plowing and salting efforts, it is imperative that residents adhere to these restrictions,” reiterated Hillsborough Township Police Chief Darren Powell.

The above parking prohibitions shall remain in effect after the snow has ceased or until the streets have been plowed sufficiently and to the extent that parking will not interfere with the normal flow of traffic.

Additionally, Chief Powell would like to remind all residents that N.J.S.A. 39:4-77.1 requires all snow and ice to be cleared from a vehicle before operating said vehicle on the roadway. The purpose is to avoid flying ice and snow, which can damage other vehicles and potentially create visibility problems for other drivers.

“Snow should not be shoveled, thrown nor deposited in the roadway from sidewalks and driveways, as per Township Code Chapter 197-2. When clearing sidewalks and driveways, please pile snow on the side of the driveway and do not throw it in the street” concluded Committeewoman McCauley.

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