Northern New Jersey prepares for end-of-the-week snow storms

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Officials in several northern New Jersey towns are getting crews ready for back-to-back winter storms expected to impact the state.

Hoboken city officials held a strategy meeting Thursday morning to go over plans for storm response.

Snow is expected in the state Thursday night into Friday morning. And then again Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Hoboken has several issues to deal with when it snows, such as narrow streets and the many cars that park on those streets, which make it difficult to remove snow. Mayor Ravi Bhalla says that city residents should adhere to traffic laws centered on snow removal.

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“It’s highly likely that on Saturday the snow removal routes will need to be cleared. So if your car is parked in the snow emergency route on Saturday and there is accumulation, it will be towed,” Bhalla says.

Other towns that have street parking may have similar rules, so anyone who parks on the street should check with their town to see what the rules are for street parking during the snow.

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Bergen County could see about 2 inches of snow by Friday morning. Forecasters say that the main concern with the upcoming storms will be ice.

Bergen County Executive James Tedesco says that county officials will consider opening up the emergency operations center.

"The snow is the easy part of the storm. It's really dealing with the ice and the bitter cold right after that and that presents the other challenge to this,” he says. “You can't have people without heat with that kind of bitter cold. So if they have no power, you have to get them into a place where they're safe and warm."

Tedesco says that 86 plow trucks and 48 spreaders will be treating the county roads. Residents are asked to stay inside during road treatment so that crews can work.

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