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Reminder to All Residents: Parking is Prohibited on Snow Covered Roads Clear Snow and Ice from Vehicles Before Operating

 Hillsborough Township

379 South  Branch Road

Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Phone (908) 369-4313

Fax (908) 369-6034

News Release

Contact: Mayor Shawn Lipani

Committeewoman Janine Erickson

Phone:   908-369-3535


January 26, 2021

Reminder to All Residents: Parking is Prohibited on Snow Covered Roads Clear Snow and Ice from Vehicles Before Operating

Committeeman Doug Tomson, Liaison to Public Safety reminded all residents of the prohibition of parking on snow covered roads.  “Township Code Chapter 143-21 prohibits parking on snow covered roads.  When snow is anticipated, use off street parking as an alternative.  Vehicles are subject to summonses and the potential of being towed at the owner’s expense,” reported Committeeman Tomson. 

Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the street or highway an emergency shall exist, and no vehicle shall be parked on either side of any of the streets or parts thereof as described in Schedule XVI (§ 143-45) of the Township Code.

“It is necessary to have the streets accessible and free from vehicles parked on the side to allow for the plows to complete their work,” added Committeeman Tomson.

“For the safety of our residents, your vehicles and the effectiveness of Public Works plowing and salting efforts, it is imperative that residents adhere to these restrictions,” reiterated Hillsborough Township Mayor Shawn Lipani.

The above parking prohibitions shall remain in effect 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.

Additionally, Chief McMahon would like to remind all residents that N.J.S.A. 39:4-77.1 requires all snow and ice to be cleared from a vehicle before operating said vehicle on the roadway.  The purpose is to avoid flying ice and snow, which can damage other vehicles and potentially create visibility problems for other drivers.  

“Snow should not be shoveled, thrown nor deposited in the roadway from sidewalks and driveways, as per Township Code Chapter 197-2.  When clearing sidewalks and driveways, please pile snow on the side of the driveway and do not throw it in the street” concluded Committeeman Tomson.