Newark officials expecting up to seven inches of snow, parking rules in effect

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Car parking under the snow. View from the window.

NEWARK, NJ – Snow Accumulations of Up to 7 Inches Expected on Saturday, January 29th – Residents Asked to Be Mindful of No Parking on Snow Covered Roadways Signs

Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara reports that snow is predicted after 4 p.m. tomorrow with accumulations of 1 to 3 inches possible overnight and continuing into Saturday, bringing possible accumulations of 3 to 7 inches.

Snow on Friday is expected to be accompanied by wind gusts of up to 25 mph and wind chill values of between 10°F and 15°F. Snow on Saturday is expected to include wind gusts of up to 43 mph with wind chill values of between 0°F and 5°F. The City of Newark has called “Code Blue” through Monday, January 31st. “Code Blue” is called when temperatures reach 25°F or lower without precipitation, 32°F with precipitation, or when there is a wind chill factor of 0°. Residents are reminded to be cautious during extreme cold weather.

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For more information about sheltering services, contact the Office of Homeless Services at: (973) 877-9481, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Or visit: www.npd.newarkpublicsafety.org. Click Police Division, then the Media tab, followed by Code Blue for a list of emergency shelters.

All residents are asked to be mindful of the city’s “No Parking on Snow Covered Roads” regulations due to the expected snowfall. Signs have been posted on streets throughout the City of Newark to notify motorists of the streets designated for No Parking on Snow Covered Roads.

Because motorists can become stranded by driving through flooded streets and high water, drivers are asked to avoid certain locations and to use alternative routes. Please click here for a list of streets to avoid due to flooding. This link can be found at the Department of Public Safety’s website: www.npd.newarkpublicsafety.org. Click Police Division, Media Room and Weather.