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Winter Storm Warning for Westfield; Parking Restrictions in Effect

The town of Westfield usually begins plowing once three inches of snow have accumulated on the roadways. Credits: Jill D'Ambrosio

WESTFIELD, NJ — With a winter storm warning in effect for the area from 5 p.m. Saturday until 7 a.m. Sunday, the Westfield Police Department has announced that parking restrictions are in effect.

In a Nixle alert,  police said that the town continues to monitor the development of this storm and is prepared should plowing operations need to commence. Generally, plows are deployed when three inches of snow have accumulated on the roadways, it said. Total snow accumulations of four to seven inches is expected, according to the announcement.

The following ordinances that have been enacted for the safety for pedestrians and motorists and to enable efficient plowing operations, the announcement said:

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Section 13-16 Parking Prohibited:

Whenever snow has fallen and there is an accumulation of three inches or more on any street, no vehicle shall be parked on any street in the town of Westfield. This prohibition shall remain in effect until and after the snowfall has ceased and the street has been plowed following the cessation of the snowfall. Downtown residents who have “Nite Owl” permits are permitted to park in the long term spaces in Lot #4 (behind Baron’s Drugs) during snow events.

Sec. 13-16.7 Alternate Side of Street Parking:

Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 13-16 to the contrary, the Westfield Police Department is authorized to permit alternate side of the street parking during or following snow storm. Should three inches of snow fall, the following locations are subject to alternate side of the street parking and vehicles need to park on the side of the street with even house numbers: 

400 & 500 block of Downer Street;
Livingston Street; 
Cacciola Place;
Cowperthwaite Place between Elm and Clark Streets. 

Section 13-16.2 Placing/Plowing Snow in Streets:

No owner, tenant, occupant of any premises abutting on any street shall throw, place or deposit any snow or ice into or upon any street or sidewalk in the town, it being the intent and purpose of this provision to prohibit all persons from th rowing, casting, placing or depositing snow or ice which accumulates on private property onto the sidewalks or streets of the Town of Westfield, thereby obstructing or impeding vehicular or pedestrian traffic or blocking access to any street or sidewalk.

Section 24-5 Removal of Snow and Ice from Sidewalks:

The owner, tenant or occupant of any premises abutting any street shall remove all snow from the sidewalks abutting any portion of said premises within twenty-four (24) hours after the snow has ceased to fall. Where ice is frozen to the sidewalk, it shall be removed or shall be treated with salt or other ice melt product.

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