Towns warn residents to move cars parked on the streets ahead of snow
Several New Jersey towns are warning their residents to move their vehicles parked on the streets due to the snowstorm.
Rutherford Police Chief John Russo says his officers will be out patrolling major roads like Chestnut Street in town and will issues tickets or tows if needed. The chief says the cars must be removed to allow priority access for snow removal.
"I have guys on an overtime issuing the tickets and doing the tow reports. It's quite a bit of work," Russo says. "At the end of the day I'd like to see no tickets issued and no cars towed."
Thursday's snowstorm may bring about 10 inches of snow to the Garden State. The snow is expected to be heavy and wet, which may make it difficult to clear.
Many towns are asking their residents to stay off the roads all together if possible to decrease the amount of emergencies on the roadways.
Rutherford police say they will alert residents once the snow emergency is lifted.
Some towns, like Morristown, have opened the town's municipal parking lots free of charge for residents to park during the storm. Proof of residency is often required.
More information about parking during the storm can usually be found on a local town's website.