Mayor Mark A. Smith’s Snow Advisory for Friday, January 3, 2014

Mayor Mark A. Smith issued an update with important information regarding the winter weather:
Although snow has stopped falling, extreme cold is expected to settle in today, overnight, and all day tomorrow.
The staff of the Department of Public Works (DPW) will continue snow removal and salting operations throughout the day and overnight. Extremely low temperatures are expected to result in surface icing of roadways and sidewalks. Please be careful if you must venture outdoors.
Local ordinances require the removal of snow and ice from the sidewalks abutting your property within 24 hours. Please do your best to comply with this ordinance, but do not hamper snow-plowing operations by throwing snow into the street.
Landlords are required to provide heat and hot water during the winter. If you have no heat or hot water, please call out 24-hour heat hotline at 201-858-6900.
The City has established an emergency shelter to provide refuge from the extreme cold. The Firehouse Recreation Center at 597 Broadway will remain open through Sunday, January 5, at 6:00 p.m., to provide a place with heat. You can take advantage of this facility on a walk-in basis or by calling the Bayonne Police Department at 201-858-6900 for transportation to the center.
Please look in on elderly and disabled neighbors and relatives. For non-emergency assistance, please call the Bayonne Police Department at 201-858-6900. And for emergencies, as always, please call 9-1-1.
Stay home, be prepared, and be safe.