Government

City Urges Extra Pedestrian Caution During Winter Weather Periods

0260bbd92f55b460fc66_photo-284.JPG
0260bbd92f55b460fc66_photo-284.JPG

SUMMIT, NJ - Winter storms have left Summit blanketed in snow and ice, and forecasts call for more snow on the way.  The Summit Department of Public Works (DPW) continues its efforts to maintain safe City streets and sidewalks, however freezing temperatures have created slippery conditions for pedestrians in many areas around town.  

"Every winter the hazards of driving in snow and icy conditions are noted, but walking on snow and ice needs to be addressed as well," explains City Administrator Christopher Cotter.  "We are asking pedestrians to take extra precautions during this period of challenging winter weather."

Cotter described concerns for younger pedestrians who are walking to and from school, or out enjoying a snowy day.  “When snow is plowed to the curb, the residual snow banks can be tempting for children to climb,” Cotter continues.  “This is extremely dangerous when you consider how easily a child could slip and fall into the street and be seriously injured.”  

Sign Up for E-News

The City of Summit offers the following tips for pedestrians of all ages for traversing the winter landscape: 

• Stick to sidewalks and avoid walking in the street especially early in the morning or after dark.

• Wear shoes with heavy treading and a flat bottom that place the entire foot on the surface of the ground. 

• Wear light colored or reflective clothing to enhance visibility. 

• Take extra time walking on icy sidewalks and in parking lots. Avoid icy spots and be aware of any nearby vehicles. 

• Ice will often appear in the mornings and evenings; be more aware during those times.  

• Be aware of where you are walking. Falling snow and ice can cause injuries. 

• Encourage children to avoid playing in or on snow banks.  The passing driver may not see a child.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Summit

Summit Police Blotter

July 9, 2018

6/19 - Peter Ferguson, 31, of New York, New York was arrested on a contempt of court warrant out of Point Pleasant Beach. Mr. Ferguson posted bail and was provided a new court date.

6/22 - At 1552 hours a report was taken for a theft of one thousand (1,000) mops from Overlook Hospital. The reporting individual indicated the theft occurred between 6/10 and 6/21. Taken from a storage area ...

Challenge Your Children with the Summit YMCA's Fun-Size Development Program!

July 16, 2018

“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today” - Malcolm X

The Summit Area YMCA recognizes the potential in every child. We strive to provide the environment and resources for all youth to learn, grow, and thrive. With nurturing and supportive staff, enriching curriculum and programs, and a strong built-in value system, children are able to not only reach ...

Video: Point View's Petrides Talks Netflix's Cash Burn as Company Reports Earnings

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on Cheddar.com discussing Netflix's earnings report and why the streaming service should dilute shareholders to plug its cash burn.

cheddar.com/videos/netflix-earnings-preview

​​​​​​For more than 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been ...

Fear of Rising Rates? Remember The Reason You Own Bonds

If the current interest environment has you concerned about your bond portfolio, remember why you are investing in bonds.  The role bonds, or fixed income, play in a portfolio is not solely based on performance.  Bonds are used to offer stability, particularly when stock market volatility is rising. Rate hikes can dampen bond performance, but keep perspective on how rising rates impact ...

Are You Ready for Your Child to Turn 18?

If your son or daughter is turning 18, here are a few things you need to know:

If you have an UGMA/UTMA savings account for your child, did you know those assets are his/her legal property and once that instrument matures (most often 21 years old or 18, if you designated that at time of account creation), those assets are at your child’s disposal with no restrictions or ...

Extra Time

It was close to 70 minutes into the match and I had to go to the bathroom.  Badly.

As fans watching the World Cup know too well, bathroom breaks are a serious dilemma, especially for those who don’t have a TV in the loo.  This biological necessity is exasperated by beer, which during World Cup matches also fuels a strong propensity to throw chairs and instigate riots.