Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Snow Emergency

§ 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.

A. Definitions. 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 combination thereof.

SNOW TIRES — Tires with or without studs and having treads designed for use in
snow which tread shall be of sufficient depth to accomplish the purpose for which
the tire was designed.

B. 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 emergency. Within one hour after
such 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 police officer shall
immediately inform the public of said snow emergency by issuing a press release to
the local and metropolitan radio, television and news services.

C. 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 police officer, in
the same manner as declared in above