MONTCLAIR, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for our area and a Winter Storm Watch in effect from Thursday morning through Friday afternoon. Heavy snow is forecasted with accumulations of 4 to 8 inches.

Township Emergency Management Coordinator Rob Bianco has declared a state of emergency to go into effect at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow, to support the removal of snow and any emergencies caused by the snow.

Non-essential travel and on-street parking will be prohibited for all vehicles for the duration of the state of emergency.

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Residents are reminded that parking on snow-covered streets is prohibited by ordinance 327-25. The no-parking prohibition remains in effect for a period of 12 hours after the snowfall has stopped in order to facilitate snow removal operations.

Police will be ticketing and towing vehicles parked on the streets during this period.

Residents may park their vehicles free of charge in municipal lots and decks from 6:00 a.m. tomorrow until the streets have been cleared of snow.

A notice will go out to provide vehicle owners a 6-hour window for removing their vehicles from the lots and decks, once the streets have been cleared.