SOUTH HACKENSACK, N.J. – The following is a letter from South Hackensack Mayor Gary C. Brugger to the community:
I would like to update everyone on South Hackensack's snow preparedness and remind everyone about what to do when it starts snowing.
The Township Committee and DPW personnel have upgraded some of our fleet of trucks with either new or rebuilt salt spreaders and plows, the mechanicals on the workhorse trucks in the fleet have been repaired and modernized, and we have installed a new road salt structure on DPW property to make sure the salt stock is more accessible.
Here are a few reminders of your responsibility during and after a snow event:
- All vehicles must be removed from South Hackensack roadways when they are snow covered. Vehicles can be returned to the street only after the roads are completely plowed and salted.
- Residents can park their vehicles at the Veterans Park parking lot on Phillips Avenue and along the sound wall at Memorial School.
- It is the responsibility of the homeowner or tenant to clear the sidewalk in the front and if applicable, on the side of their property within 18 hours after the snow stops.
- Do not push, throw or place snow into roadway while clearing your property.
- If you have a fire hydrant in front of your house, clear the snow from around it.
- Check on elderly neighbors, friends or family.
- If the power goes out, check with PSE&G for emergency notification procedures.
- For up to date emergency information, sign up for Swift911 with your cell number or email address. Text SWIFT911 TO 99538 or call 1-800-794-3891.
- Report unsafe conditions to police, town hall or the DPW depending on the seriousness and time of day of the condition.
- If the power remains out for any extended period of time, Town Hall Senior Center will be set up as a warming/charging station.
I would like o thank everyone for cooperating with the above guidelines and for having patience while we work to restore the township roads and facilities back to normal conditions. Your anticipated compliance is greatly appreciated.
Mayor Gary C. Brugger
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