- Wednesday February 10th, 2010 :: 09:24 a.m. EST
Blizzard Warning -Snow Emergency Plan in effect
City of Vineland Office of Emergency Management
640 E. Wood Street • Vineland, NJ 08360 • Phone # (856) 691-4540 • Fax # (856) 794-4329
The national Weather Service has posted a blizzard warning for South Jersey including the City of Vineland. This blizzard warning is in effect until midnight on Wednesday
This storm has the potential to produce significant amounts of snow with strengthening winds as the storm progresses. Blowing and drifting snow will reduce visibility to under one-quarter of a mile at times.
Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibility will make travel extremely hazardous.
In anticipation of this storm, the City of Vineland has implementing the snow emergency plan. This plan is put into effect to prohibit vehicle parking on specific streets during a snow emergency to allow Public Works equipment unrestricted access to remove snow and open roadways.
City Ordinance 694-52 prohibits parking on the following streets during a snow emergency:
Chestnut Ave. between Delsea Dr. and Main Rd.
East Ave. between Chestnut Ave. and Park Ave.
East Boulevard between Chestnut Ave. and Park Ave.
Elmer St. -Entire length
Landis Ave. between Delsea Dr. and Main Rd.
Park Ave. between Delsea Dr. and Main Rd.
West Ave. between Chestnut Ave. and Park Ave.
West Boulevard between Chestnut Ave. and Park Ave.
Wood St. - Entire length
Failure to remove vehicles from these designated roadways may result in the vehicle being towed at the owner's expense. These parking restrictions are put into effect in order to allow the Public Works Department to clear the snow from the roadways, curb line to curb line.
All residents throughout the city are encouraged to park all vehicles in off-street parking or driveways to allow the Public Works Department to complete the snow removal operations efficiently and effectively.
Driving conditions are anticipated to be hazardous during this storm due to blowing and drifting snow and poor visibility. The Office of Emergency Management advises all residents to use extreme caution if travelling on the roadways. Travel should be limited as much as possible.
Vehicles found stuck in the snow or abandoned on roadways may be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense.
Residents are encouraged to prepare in advance of the storm and stock up on essential supplies. FEMA offers winter storm preparation information tips at their ready.gov web-site.
When safe to do so, residents should clear snow away from fire hydrants on or near their property. Snow needs to be cleared from in front of mail boxes to ensure delivery.
Residents may obtain storm information from the Office of Emergency Management by signing up for the following web based services.
Nixle.com - this a community notification web site utilized by the City of Vineland Office of Emergency Management to advise residents of severe weather conditions and other emergency information. Residents are encouraged to log on to the web site and follow the directions to sign up to receive e-mail or text message alerts via cell phone. There is no charge for this notification service.
Twitter.com - Residents can receive short messages via computer or by linking their cell phone to receive text updates from twitter. The Vineland Office of Emergency Management posts "tweets" advising residents of severe weather conditions and other emergency information. Links to web pages with more detailed information are often attached to these "tweets". Residents should go to twitter.com. Once logged on, go to the "find people" icon. Enter Vineland oem to see the latest posting and info from the Vineland Office of Emergency Management.
Vineland Fire Dept./ Vineland OEM
110 N 4th St
Vineland, NJ 08360