Winter Storm Update from Mayor Mark A. Smith – Thursday, February 13, 2014

Mayor Mark A. Smith issued the following information about the current winter storm:

The snow/ice mix is expected to continue until early Friday morning. Current forecasts are calling for accumulations of up to twelve inches.

City Department of Public Works (DPW) crews and contractors are out plowing and salting the streets on a continuous basis. Please avoid going out if at all possible.

The potential for significant icing exists, affecting power lines and tree limbs. Should your power go out, please report it to PSE&G at 1-800-436-PSEG (7734).

Once the storm ends, please try and remove snow from your sidewalks as soon as possible.

The storm will be accompanied by extremely low temperatures. Landlords are required to provide tenants with heat. If you do not have heat, please contact the Bayonne Police Department at 201-858-6900 for help.

Public school yards will be available for parking on Thursday night until Friday morning at 6:00 a.m. when cars must be removed.

On Friday, February 14, the City of Bayonne will commence curb-to-curb snow removal operations on Avenue C from end to end. All cars should be removed from Avenue C by Friday at 7:00 a.m.

Snow removal on other main thoroughfares will follow on Saturday and Sunday, and additional advisories will be issued. Visit the City’s website at, our Facebook page at City of Bayonne, or BAY-TV Channel 78 on Cablevision or Channel 42 on Verizon Fios for further announcements. Please take care of elderly and infirm neighbors. Keep your pets indoors and be safe.