MONTCLAIR, NJ - Governor Christie has declared a State of Emergency due to the impending snow storm. As a result, Montclair Public Schools and Municipal Offices are closed.
Other local businesses and organizations are also closed, including the Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair will be closed on Tuesday March 14 due to the impending blizzard.
The pantry distributes supplemental nutritional assistance in Montclair and surrounding communities.
The Montclair Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has also released information regarding the State of Emergency saying, "Due to forecasts for blizzard conditions with possible snow accumulations of 20 to 26 inches, the Montclair Office of Emergency Management has declared a state of emergency, effective 10 p.m. on Monday."
During a snow emergency, residents are reminded that there is no parking on public streets so that plowing can take place. The parking prohibition will remain in effect after the snowfall has stopped and until the entire street has been cleared of snow, according to a release.
In addition, the following has been announced:
- Daily overnight parking permits may not be used when streets are snow covered
- Cars parked on streets after 10 p.m. will be towed
- Residents may park their cars in municipal parking lots after 8 p.m. on Monday
- All township recreation programs are canceled for Tuesday
- All township programs scheduled at Edgemont Park House are canceled Tuesday and Wednesday
- Residents and business owners are reminded that snow blowing and shoveling snow from walkways, driveways and sidewalks into the streets, plowing driveways into the streets, cleaning snow off of vehicles into the streets is prohibited per township ordinance 297-33.
- Trash collection has also been suspended including refuse, recycling and bulk waste collection on Tuesday and Wednesday due to the snowstorm.
- Evening shuttle service from Bay Street Station has also been suspended.