PATERSON, NJ - WHile forecasters have donwngraded predictions for this weekend’s winter storm, the city’s Department of Public Works is still expecting about four inches of snow and potential flooding later in the week.

In a Facebook video from the city’s emergency operations center broadcast live by Mayor Andre Sayegh at approximately 5:50 p.m., DPW Director Bill Rodriguez reported 15 spreaders were currently resalting local streets and more than 30 vehicles are prepared to deal with the still pending arrival of the inclement weather.

Repeating Sayegh’s call from Friday Rodriguez asked residents not to blow snow back into the streets and added that pets should not be left outside to block parking spaces.

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The DPW radio room will be operational all night and can be reached at 973-321-1490.

“Though we thought this was going to be more severe,” Sayegh concluded, “we are taking this very seriously.”


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