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(Updated) Roselle and Roselle Park Brace for Impending Snow Storm


ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - A weather statement issued by The National Weather Service and the County of Union, calls for heavy snow and blizzard conditions for Tuesday with snow accumulations of 18 to 24 inches expected to fall in the area. 

Snowfall Rates: 2 to 4 inches per hour early Tuesday morning into Tuesday afternoon.

Timing: Late Monday evening through Tuesday evening.

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Impacts: Dangerous travel due to whiteout conditions at times.

Several Roads: May become impassable. Power outages possible.

Winds: Northeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph on Tuesday.

Temperatures: In the mid 20s.

Visibilities: One quarter mile or less at times.

Roselle Notices:

Roselle Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, March 14. "Our priority is the safety of our children and if the forecasts are accurate, the safest place for all Roselle residents tomorrow will be at home and off the roads,” said Superintendent Dr. Richard Corbett.

The district will decide on Wednesday operations based on the status of its buildings and grounds, Corbett added. "Tomorrow is going to be all about making sure our school properties are safe and secure. Once the snow subsides tomorrow evening we will assess our level of progress and will then make a determination," he said. 

Borough Hall and Roselle Public Library will be closed Tuesday March 14, and will have a 10:30 a.m. delayed opening Wednesday March 15.

Roselle DPW will devote all crews to clearing the Borough's roadways. There will be no garbage or recycling pick up on Tuesday, March 14, and no bulk pick up on Wednesday, March 15.

Roselle Park Notices:

All Roselle Park schools will be closed Tuesday, March14.  In addition, the board meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday has been rescheduled for Thursday March 16th.

Roselle Park Borough Hall will be closed on Tuesday, March 14.

No Garbage pick up on Tuesday March 14 & Wednesday March 15, but there will be a double pickup on next Garbage scheduled pickup date. Any questions call RPDPW - 245-7676.

All posted snow emergency streets must be cleared of vehicles, municipal parking lots will be available for parking during the storm. The Police Dept. requests that all residents refrain from parking on borough streets, this will ensure safe passage for emergency vehicles. Storm emergency information will also be available on TV 34, and Roselle Park a.m. radio station 750, Facebook and Twitter.

Roselle Park Municipal Parking lots will be open for free public parking prior to the beginning of the winter storm and for 24 hours afterwards. Keep vehicles off of the roadways whenever possible during the storm, allowing plows to clear the roads curb to curb.

Temporary “Parking Prohibition for Snow Plowing” rules are in effect. No vehicles are allowed to be parked on the following streets or highways or portions listed below and will remain in effect after the snow has ceased, until the streets have been plowed significantly, and to the extent that parking will not interfere with the normal flow of traffic. 

Avon Street East Magie Ave. to East Westfield Ave. 

Beechwood Avenue Both Between Amsterdam Avenue and Colfax Avenue 

Chestnut Street (CR 627) Both Entire length 

Clay Avenue Both Between Grant Avenue and Faitoute Avenue (CR 617) 

Colfax Avenue Both Between Chestnut Street (CR 627) and Laurel Avenue 

Colfax Avenue South Between Laurel Avenue and South Side Valley Road 

Columbus Place West West Clay to West Westfield Avenue 

Faitoute Avenue (CR 617) Both Entire length 

Galloping Hill Road (CR 616) Both Entire length 

Grant Avenue Both Entire length 

Hawthorne Street West Between West Clay and West Westfield 

Hazel Street East Between West Colfax Avenue and West Roselle Avenue 

Lincoln Avenue Both Between Galloping Hill Road (CR 616) and Locust Street (CR 619) 

Locust Street (CR 619) Both Entire length 

Roosevelt Street West Between West Clay and West Westfield Avenue 

Roselle Avenue Both From Colfax Avenue, northerly and easterly to the westerly curb line of Hazel Street 

Valley Road Both Between Westfield Avenue (Route NJ 28) and Amsterdam Avenue 

Walnut Street Both Between Grant Avenue and Clay Avenue 

Westfield Avenue (Route NJ 28) North and South Between 

Elizabeth and Cranford City lines 

Willis Avenue Both West Roselle Avenue south to dead end 

Any unoccupied vehicle parked or standing in violation of this section shall be deemed a nuisance and a menace to the safe and proper regulation of traffic and any Police Officer may provide for the removal of such vehicle. The owner shall pay the reasonable costs of the removal and storage which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle. 


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