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Village of Ridgewood Snow Storm Reminders

Snow Blizzard of 2016 Ridgewood CBD

photo by Boyd Loving

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Ridgewood NJ, the Village of Ridgewood is asking residents to please keep your vehicles off of the streets today , so that our crews can do their work. Overnight parking on February 2nd.   For those with overnight parking permits in the Central Business District, vehicles should be parked on the 2nd floor of the Hudson Street Garage.

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file photo by Boyd Loving

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Ridgewood NJ, If it is snowing or going to snow overnight, please do not park your vehicles on the streets, in order to allow our plows to do their work in clearing the snow. All sidewalks in residential districts must be cleared within 24 hours of the snow falling. Please do not place snow into the street; instead, place it back onto your own property. In addition, if you have a fire hydrant on your property, please clear it of any snow accumulation.


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Snow Blizzard of 2016 Ridgewood CBD

file photo by Boyd Loving

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Please keep all cars off of the roads so that our plowing crews can do their work.  Overnight parking on the street will not be allowed tonight, Wednesday, December 16th and tomorrow night, Thursday, December 17th.  Those who usually park on the 4th floor of the Hudson Street Garage and those parking overnight in the Central Business District should park on the 2nd Floor of the Hudson Street Garage so that streets and parking lots can be cleared of snow.


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Waldwick Department of Public Works employee was injured when a piece of heavy equipment rolled over during snow removal

Waldwick Department of Public Works employee was injured

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March 17,2017

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Waldwick NJ, A Waldwick Department of Public Works employee was injured when a piece of heavy equipment rolled over on its side while performing snow removal work at the intersection of Sheridan Avenue and Maple Court in Waldwick on Thursday afternoon, 03/16.

The victim’s injuries were reported to be non life threatening. An ambulance from Ho-Ho-Kus transported the victim to The Valley Hospital. The piece of heavy equipment was righted by a heavy duty wrecker. The cause of the accident is under investigation by Waldwick PD.

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Readers Question Ridgewood Waters Involvement in Snow Removal and Leaf Pick up


It was also recently reported that the Village’s new code enforcement officer (Ms. Tracey Jeffrey) was observed on South Monroe Street driving a vehicle with Rigewood Water logo emblazoned on the door. However, I suppose that the argument could be used that enforcement of the leaf pick up rules impacts water quality.

I observed countless vehicles emblazoned with the Ridgewood Water emblem engaged in snow removal activities on Ridgewood streets following last week’s blizzard. So it appears as though there is some merit to the lawsuit.

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Lack of snow precipitating positives for Ridgewood


JANUARY 15, 2016    LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2016, 12:31 AM

The temperatures have turned a little colder since the start of the New Year, but the weather has remained unseasonably pleasant in northern New Jersey.

Most notably, the past couple of months have lacked the cycle of snowstorms that blanketed the region in each of the past two years with several feet of powder, which can cause havoc for many municipalities as they attempt to keep streets clear and safe.

Instead, the village has been able to focus on tasks not normally associated with this time of year.

Director of Operations Rich Calbi said without snow, village employees can spend more time on routine maintenance, such as fixing potholes. The unseasonable warmth has allowed workers to continue using hot asphalt to fill potholes, which Calbi said tends to have a longer lifespan than a substance known as cold patch.

However, Calbi said the relative lack of potholes in the village is due to the investment made last year in completing numerous paving projects.

“The village put forth a major effort budget-wise with infrastructure,” said Calbi. “They completed miles of road this year and that has a great effect on how many potholes we have had to fill.”

Other such routine maintenance includes the cleaning of catch basins and performing additional cleanups of the roadways beyond leaf season.

In past years, the end of leaf season and the beginning of snowy weather have occurred back-to-back, but a dearth of snow has allowed the village to perform extra sweeps post-leaf collection to pick up extra debris.

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Village of Ridgewood Division of Street Services – Snow Removal


Village of Ridgewood Division of Street Services – Snow Removal

The Village has an extensive snow emergency program which helps residents travel safer and easier in snowy weather.

Before a storm begins, the main streets are pretreated with an environmentally safe solution that reduces the freezing temperature of the snow.
In the first 1-2 inches of a storm, salt spreaders are dispatched to keep the main arteries and hills clear of snow and ice.
Snow plowing will begin when there is at least two inches of snow accumulation. Snow plowing operations can vary depending on the duration and intensity of the storm. During the storm, snow plows will concentrate on keeping two lanes clear on every street.
After the storm passes, the plows will return to widen the streets curb to curb.

PLEASE wait to do your final clean-up after the streets are done. Typically, 2 to 6 hours after the storm is over.

Please do not thrown or push snow into the street. As the snow melts and refreezes, it can cause icy spots or clumps of ice which can cause accidents. If you have a contractor that is plowing the driveway, please advise him accordingly. This includes pushing the snow across the street onto someone else’s property.

Child Safety:
Please keep children out of the streets and driveway aprons while Village vehicles are snow plowing. Often children play in front of the driveway where the snow pile is the highest. The drivers cannot see children hiding and the maneuverability of the vehicles is limited due to the conditions.

When shoveling the end of your driveway during the Village’s snow plowing operations, place the snow to the right of your driveway (with your back facing your house). The snow plow will pass left to right and push the snow past the driveway. There will always be some snow accumulation after the snow plow passes. Please remember that the final pass of the snow plow will be up to the curb line. In anticipation of future storms we need to clear the road as wide as possible.

Garbage Cans:
Place your garbage cans behind the sidewalk on your property or in your driveway and NOT in the street. The snowplows can throw the snow up to ten feet knocking over the cans. Objects in the roadway are our biggest deterrent in efficient plowing operations.

There is no parking allowed on any Village street during a snow emergency. Village CBD parking lots must be cleared by 1 AM unless designated an overnight resident permit lot.

Fire Hydrants:
In the event of deep snow, please shovel around fire hydrants near your house – for your safety and your neighbors’.

Residents are required to clear snow and ice on abutting sidewalks within 24 hours after the storm has passed. CBD sidewalk must be kept clear during business hours and completely cleared by 9 AM the following morning. Please remember that children are walking to schools and bus stops. Residents with corner properties are asked to provide pedestrian crossing access.

State Roads:
The New Jersey Department of Transportation is responsible for plowing Route 17 and all ramps to the highway.