March 13, 2017
Dear Great Friends at the Ridgewood blog,
A powerful snowstorm is headed our way. A Blizzard Warning is in effect from midnight tonight through midnight Tuesday. 18-24 inches of snow is expected, along with dangerous winds and white out conditions. Stay indoors and do not travel. Due to the impending blizzard, here is what you should know:
GARBAGE AND RECYCLING COLLECTION
There will no garbage or recycling collection on March 14th and no curbside bulk pickup on March 15th. Simply put out the garbage, recycling or bulk refuse on your next scheduled collection date. On March 16th and March 17th, all garbage must be brought to the end of your driveway (not in the street), for the safety of our Village employees. Backyard collection of garbage will resume on March 20th, weather permitting.
PARKING ON STREETS PROHIBITED TO ALLOW FOR PLOWING
In order to allow the Village crews to clear the streets of snow, residents are prohibited from parking on the streets all day on March 14th. Overnight parking on streets will not be permitted on March 13th, March 14th, and March 15th. Please be aware that there is a protocol for plowing roads, which is as follows: The primary roads into the Village are plowed first, which include the roads into the Village, particularly those by the hospital and the schools. The secondary roads, located off of the main roads, are plowed second. Finally, the tertiary roads, such as cul de sacs and dead ends are plowed. Due to the large amount of snow which will be falling, over a short period of time, the crews may take some time to get to the secondary and tertiary roads.
Snow must be removed from all residential sidewalks within 24 hours of it forming. Please do not put the snow into the street, put it back onto your property.
High winds from the storm may cause power outages. Please stay away from downed wires. If you experience a power outage, please do not call the Police Department unless there is an emergency. Please call PSE&G directly at 1-800-436-7734.
If you have a fire hydrant on your property, please clear it of accumulating snow. The house you save could be your own!
All Village Offices and the Library will be closed on March 14th. The Recycling Center will also be closed. The Police Department, on the second floor of Village Hall, will remain open.
The Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting scheduled for March 14th has been cancelled.
Please remember to check on the elderly and share this information with your neighbors. Stay safe and warm.
For continuing updates, please see the Village website at www.ridgewoodnj.net.
Heather A. Mailander
Acting Village Manager