After the Nor'easter: What Belmar, Lake Como Residents Need to Know

Credits: Paul Spennrath

BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — With the nor’easter dumping an unofficial total of about 10 inches of snow in Belmar and Lake Como, the dig-out and melting now begins.

As public works crews in both Belmar and Lake Como continue to plow and clear streets, snowstorm regulations remain in effect. Here’s the latest snow-related news in both towns for today, March 22.

For Belmar residents:

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No vehicles are permitted on Belmar streets. Anyone requiring off-street parking is encouraged to ask their neighbors for space or to utilize the Dempsey Park lot on 16th Avenue or the parking lot behind the Belmar Municipal Building at Main Street and Sixth Avenue. Vehicles left parked in the street risk being ticketed or damaged during plow operations.

Recycling and trash pick-ups canceled for Wednesday have been rescheduled for today. Also, the recycling center at Dempsey Park will reopen today.

Borough hall will have a delayed opening of 10 a.m. and Toddler Time is canceled.

For Lake Como residents:

Parking of vehicles is only permitted on the south and west sides of Lake Como streets until the streets have been plowed. Then 12 hours after the snow has stopped, all vehicles must be moved to the north and east sides to allow the public works department to plow the south and west sides of the streets.

Lake Como officials also remind residents that snow and ice must be removed from all sidewalks within 24 hours after the snow has stopped, allowing a width of 36 inches in the walkway area. When there is ice present, it must be covered with a suitable or abrasive material or a melting product.

Tickets will be issued for violations of both the parking and sidewalk regulations. The borough's snow ordinance can be accessed by clicking here.

Recycling will be picked up today as scheduled.

For all residents:

Emergency responders throughout Monmouth County also are asking residents and businesses to “adopt a hydrant” by clearing a 3 foot area around a hydrant near your home or business so it is visible and accessible.

In the event of a power outage, contact JCP&L by telephone at 1-888-LIGHTSS (544-4877) or visit its website at:…/Report_Power_Outages.html. It is important for every customer without power to call and report their outage, even if you believe your neighbor has already done so, Belmar officials advise.

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