Snow Alerts and Snow Removal
This page will be updated whenever there is a new Snow storm watch/alert and during a current storm. Please check periodically throughout the Winter months and/or during a storm for the most updated information.
Updated: February 18, 2021
The official snow emergency has ended as of 9:00 pm today. Even though the official plow has ended, the Teaneck Department of Public Works will continue to clean streets, sidewalks, bus stops, and crosswalks though the night and over the course of the next few days.
Due to current weather conditions, the Teaneck Municipal Building will close at 12:00 p.m. today. Police, Fire and DPW remain on duty during the snow storm.
Please dial 9-1-1 for all emergencies.
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service until 7:00 pm Friday.
WHAT...Snow expected. Snowfall accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected today, with total snowfall accumulations of 4 to 8 inches by the end of the event on Friday.
WHERE...Portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut and southeast New York.
WHEN...Until 7 PM EST Friday.
IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.
Slow down and use caution while traveling.
Check local Department of Transportation information services for the latest road conditions.
Recycling pickup in Zone 3 will take place today. Extra trucks will be in Zone 3 starting at 7:00 am to expedite pickup before the snow begins. Recycling pickup in Zone 4 will take place on Friday.
The Rodda Center Vaccination site will open today at 9:00 am. If you have a confirmed appointment for Thursday, February 18th, please arrive early as bad weather is expected this afternoon.
Safety Measures - Ice Removal Requirements
With the potential snow/rain/ice arriving all homeowners, residents, and business owners are being reminded of the following snow and ice regulations, requirements, and safety measures:
SNOW & ICE REMOVAL REQUIREMENTS & REGULATIONS
* Commercial properties have (12) hours to remove such after the cessation of snowfall
* Residential properties have (24) hours to remove such after the cessation of snowfall
* Corner properties with sidewalk cut-out and/or passage must be sufficiently cleared
* DO NOT throw, shovel or place snow into the public street
* If there is a fire hydrant at the front of the property, it must be cleared and made visible
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* Have more than (1) sturdy snow shovel on hand
* Snow blowers are checked, operable, maintained (oil and gas)
* Sufficient snow salt
* Snow removal & plowing arrangement made
* Wear snow shoes, proper gloves and face/head protection while shoveling
SNOW REMOVAL ORDINANCE REMINDER
Residents, property owners and managers are being reminded that snow and ice must be removed from public sidewalks in a timely fashion. Commercial properties must remove such within (12) hours after the cessation of the snowfall. Residential properties have up to (24) after the cessation of the snowfall to remove snow and ice. In addition, walkways to the entrances of the properties should be cleared of snow and ice in a timely fashion to allow emergency personnel and mail delivery carriers clear and safe access to the premises. Also, do not shovel snow into the street, as this slows the efforts by the Department of Public Works to make our streets clear and safe. See below for the full snow removal ordinance, Township of Teaneck Section 32-6.
Sec. 32-6. Snow, ice, weeds, etc., on sidewalks -- Duty of owners and tenants to remove. EN
(a) The owners or tenants of land abutting or bordering on the sidewalks of the following public streets, avenues or highways within the Township of Teaneck shall remove all ice and snow from the sidewalks in front of such lands within 12 hours after cessation of the fall thereon:
Cedar Lane. Between Broad Street and Anderson Street Bridge.
Palisade Avenue. Between Court Street and the northerly curbline of the Plaza (east/west).
Queen Anne Road. Between Fort Lee Road and Highwood Street.
Teaneck Road. Between Fycke Lane and Tryon Avenue.
The Plaza (east/west). Between the Plaza (north/south) and Palisade Avenue.
The Plaza (north/south). Between Court Street and State Street.
W. Englewood Avenue. Between the Plaza (north/south) and Palisade Avenue.
(b) The owners or tenants of land abutting or bordering on the sidewalks of other public streets, avenues or highways, except as specifically provided for, within the Township of Teaneck shall remove ice and snow from the sidewalks in front of such land within 24 hours after cessation of the fall thereon.
(c) The owners or tenants of land abutting or bordering upon the sidewalks of public streets, avenues and highways within the township shall remove all grass, weeds, bushes, brush, undergrowth and other impediments from the sidewalks in front of such land within three days after notice to remove the same.
(d) Fire hydrant clearance. No person shall maintain within three feet of a fire hydrant, flowers, hedges or trees. All persons owning property contiguous to a fire hydrant shall remove all snow and ice within an area of three feet of such fire hydrant.
(e) It shall be the responsibility of the owner or tenant of property at street corners and mid-block where crosswalks exist, when removing snow and ice from the sidewalks, to clear a path through the snow and ice from the sidewalk at corners and mid-block crosswalks to the plowed section of the street to allow pedestrians access from the sidewalk to the plowed portion of the street. [R.O. 1951, ch. 26, § 2; Ord. No. 3102, 6-23-1987, § 1; Ord. No. 3409, 11-29-1994, §§ 1 and 2; Ord. No. 3452, 3-26-1996, § 1.]
FAILURE TO COMPLY MAY RESULT IN ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS INCLUDING PENALTIES UP TO $500 PER CITATION!!!
To sign up for Township advisories and alerts, please go to the Township of Teaneck website's main page at: www.teanecknj.gov (under "Sign up for Township Alerts").
Parking of any vehicle on any portion of a public street is prohibited whenever snow is falling and the accumulation is such that it covers the public streets in the Township and plowing is required, except where designated. The term “snow” includes sleet, hail and/or ice.
- Before a storm begins, the main streets will be pre-treated with an environmentally safe solution that reduces the freezing temperature at which snow freezes.
- During the storm, snow plows will concentrate on keeping two lanes clear on every street.
- After a storm, plows will return to widen the streets curb line to curb line.
During winter months, snow and ice must be removed from public sidewalks after cessation of a storm. Commercial property owners or tenants have 12 hours to clear sidewalks; residential owners have 24 hours. Additionally, people who own corner properties (and at mid-block crosswalks) must shovel a pathway from their shovelled sidewalk to the plowed portion of the street so that pedestrians can cross safely.
PLEASE wait to do your final clean-up after the streets are done which is typically 2 to 6 hours after the storm is over.
When a snow emergency is in effect, you must move your vehicles off of all Township streets unless they are in one of the posted areas. If you can not move your vehicle or comply with the law, call the Police Department at 201-837-2600 to tell them about your problem.
While these streets or areas of streets are exempt from the "no parking during snow emergencies", all other parking restrictions remain in effect.
These streets are:
- All on-street designated handicapped parking spaces.
- Alma Terrace. North side, Chestnut Avenue to Elm Avenue.
- Amsterdam Avenue. Both sides, Teaneck Road to a 150 west thereof.
- Ayers Court. Both sides.
- Beech Street. East side, from the northeasterly curbline of Fort Lee Road to a point 140 feet north thereof.
- Bergen Avenue. Both sides, Maple Street to 100 feet south of Blauvelt Street.
- Beverly Road. Both sides, Elm Avenue to River Road.
- East Cedar Lane. Southside, from Azalea Court to entrance of Overpeck County Golf Course.
- Elm Avenue. Both sides, Alma Terrace to North Street
- Hill Street. West side.
- Hillside Avenue. North side, starting from a point 55 feet east of the extended easterly curb line of Woodbine Street and running easterly therefrom for a distance of 50 feet.
- Larch Avenue. East side, from Hillcrest Street to North Street.
- Linden Avenue. West side, from Kipp Street to North Street.
- Linden Avenue. Both sides, from Alma Terrace to North Street.
- Lozier Place. Both sides.
- Minell Place. North side, Teaneck Road to Richard Court.
- Parkview Drive. East side.
- Pembroke Street. West side, from 186 feet south of Northumberland Road to its end.
- South Strand. East side, from a point approximately 40 feet north of the extended northerly curbline of Northumberland Road, extending 95 feet north therefrom.
- State Street. Both sides, Teaneck Road to Terrace Circle.
- Sterling Place. North side, from Red Road to Prince Street.
- Terhune Street. Both sides, Chestnut Avenue to Linden Avenue.
- Vandelinda Avenue. Both sides, from Palisade Avenue west to its end.
- Vandelinda Avenue. North side, from Palisade Avenue to 322 feet east thereof.
- Washington Place. North side, Teaneck Road to Crescent Avenue.
For additional off street parking, residents are encouraged to use any of the municipal parking lots. Beginning six (6) hours before snow fall is predicted to start and until 24 hours after snow fall has stopped; all hourly limits and meter fees in Township lots are waived. Please refer to the Township’s website for the list of municipal parking lots and authorized parking areas.
The locations of the Municipal parking lots are:
- East side of Teaneck Road off Beveridge Street.
- West side of Teaneck Road at Orchard Street.
- West side of Teaneck Road, between Church Street and Bogert Street.
- North side of State Street opposite Lozier Place.
- North side of State Street, west of Terrace Circle.
- Behind stores on west side of Queen Anne Road, north of West Englewood Avenue.
- West of Queen Anne Road, north of Court Street.
- North end of Votee Park, south of Court Street.
- North of Cedar Lane at Garrison Avenue and Beverly Road.
- South of Cedar Lane, between American Legion Drive and Chestnut Avenue.
- Northwest corner of Cedar Lane and Elm Avenue.
- Southeast corner of Beverly Road and River Road.
- South side of Beverly Road, opposite Williams Avenue.
- East side of River Road and Phelps Park.
- Southeast corner of DeGraw Avenue and Queen Anne Road.
- South end of Votee Park and Colonial Court.
- Municipal Building, at the northwest corner of Cedar Lane and Teaneck Road.
- East side of Glenwood Avenue, south of Lindbergh Boulevard.
- Municipal Compost site - foot of Lindbergh Boulevard, east of Glenwood Avenue.