UPDATE: February 15, 2014
Snow Emergency remains in effect in the Borough.
ALERT: SNOW EMERGENCY ISSUED REMAINS IN EFFECT
Borough Ordinance 299-12. Snow emergency.
A snow emergency shall exist whenever snow has fallen and the
accumulation is such that it covers the street or highway. In addition
to this, when weather conditions cause a state or condition of the
street that is hazardous or dangerous to vehicular or pedestrian traffic
even if the entire street or highway is not covered by snow shall
constitute a snow emergency when declared by the Chief of Police, or in
his absence, the ranking police officer in charge.
B. Definition: As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
SNOW: Any precipitation depositing any accumulation and shall be
deemed to include snow, sleet, hail, ice, freezing rain or any
TIRES: Tires with or without studs and having treads designed for use
in the snow which tread shall be of sufficient depth to accomplish the
purpose for which the tire was designed.
Snow emergency declared. Upon the occurrence of a snow emergency as
hereinabove defined, the Chief of Police, or in his absence, the
ranking police officer shall have the authority to declare such an
emergency. Within one hour after such a declaration, no person shall
cause, permit, allow or suffer any vehicle owned or driven by him to
become stalled or immobile on any portion of any street in the Borough
of Bergenfield because of the failure of the vehicle to be equipped
with snow tires or chains. The Chief of Police or the ranking officer
shall immediately inform the public of said snow emergency by issuing a
press release to the local and metropolitan radio, television and news
Snow emergency routes. All streets of the Borough of Bergenfield are
snow emergency routes upon which no parking shall be allowed during a
snow emergency, and such parking prohibition, shall remain in effect
until after the snow has ceased or until the streets have been plowed
sufficiently and to the extent that parking will not interfere with the
normal flow of traffic or until otherwise terminated by the Chief of
Police, or in his absence, the ranking officer, in the same manner as
declared in above.