Blizzard 2016

Newark was hit with more than two feet of snow. Please let us know about the City of Newark's response to the storm. Let us know what street you live on, what time it was plowed and whether it is passable now. We'll forward any complaints about streets not being plowed directly to administration of Mayor Ras Baraka. We'll compile this information so we know what the problems areas are for the next storm and work with the administration to better address these areas.

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  • Diana Nunez
    commented 2016-01-24 21:33:57 -0500
    Parker street is a mess as of 9:30 tonight we have yet seen a plow .. Remind us again why we pay taxes ? Not for nothing but when Booker was in office our streets stayed plowed !!
  • Ruben Retamar
    commented 2016-01-24 21:33:38 -0500
    Parker St between Bloomfield Ave And Park Ave still not plowed as of 9.30 pm but there are going up and on Bloomfield Ave and not touching side streets I’m tire of Newark 🇵🇷
  • S. Perry
    commented 2016-01-24 21:28:58 -0500
    We should not have piles of snow. I feel the snow should be removed completely. Also, how did the city manager to forget about the side/&or dead end streets. East Orange is spotless. We need better accommodations.
  • M R
    commented 2016-01-24 21:20:47 -0500
    Highland Ave between Park Ave and Bloomfield is still yet to see any sort of plow. There are elderly and special needs residents on this street.
  • Lisa Varnado
    commented 2016-01-24 21:20:13 -0500
    Baldwin Ave. Not plowed
  • Kimya Jackson
    commented 2016-01-24 21:20:09 -0500
    South 6th Street has yet to be plowed at 9:18 pm. A police car was stuck on our street over an hour due to the horrendous conditions.
  • Lesa Thomas
    commented 2016-01-24 21:19:43 -0500
    I live on Boyd st off West Kinney and it has not yet been plowed. The Residents along with myself would greatly appreciate it.
  • Roshanda Bayley
    commented 2016-01-24 21:17:28 -0500
    I live on Broadway in the townhouses we were told by police to move or we will be towed or ticketed and even after digging out which was a handicap spot the trucks came by and just piled the snow in the spots we shoveled and they never really came back to finish the job. I live near a school and im obviously on a main street and it needs to be cleaned up the poor job left many double parked and without a space my mom has a paid for a handicap permit for a reason she cant walk far with or without snow..PLEASE CLEAN BROADWAY
  • Hashan Windley
    commented 2016-01-24 21:17:20 -0500
    Snow still and the street the mayor ain’t doing shit about it he worry about get cars tickets
  • Maria Franco
    commented 2016-01-24 21:16:42 -0500
    I think the city didn’t respond as we expected special on side streets. All day and the plouds no where to be found. We pay high texas so I thing we deserve better.Hope if this happens again the city should be better prepare. Hope everyone is safe.
  • Ayssa Gonzalez
    commented 2016-01-24 21:14:20 -0500
    the streets around Pennington courts were absolutely horrible. Some of the streets weren’t even plowed yet & I couldn’t move around anywhere smh
  • Bianca Mendoza
    commented 2016-01-24 21:11:38 -0500
    Highland and Grafton. Plowed once o Saturday. People are getting stuck.
  • Joseph Owens
    commented 2016-01-24 21:08:49 -0500
    Cutler Street is not passible. Never been plowed. Horrible
  • Marilyn Feliciano
    commented 2016-01-24 21:08:29 -0500
    North 10th st between Berkeley and Davenport hasn’t been plowed we can’t get any where hasn’t even been salted is unacceptable we pay a lot of taxes for our street not to be plowed
  • Bridget Green
    commented 2016-01-24 21:03:36 -0500
    Our street still has not been really plowed and it hasn’t been snowing for almost 24 hours. Instead of plowing and salting continuously, throughout the storm, so as to stay ahead of the problem, someone made the baffling decision to wait and then send out an auto-dial phone message from Mayor Baraka, blaming the residents? How is this leadership?
  • Leida
    commented 2016-01-24 21:00:31 -0500
    Parker st…. thank God we as neighbors helped each other and tried hard to put the snow wherever it fit… BUT what in the world are we to do about our street???? God forbid a dyer emergency… excuses are irresponsible!
  • Gloria Diab
    commented 2016-01-24 21:00:05 -0500
    There are cars still stuck on 4th ave by the 130’s and 140s … only one way through even though its a two way street.
  • Jesus Padilla
    commented 2016-01-24 20:58:45 -0500
    Here on Chester Ave we are still waiting to see a plow come by
  • Judite janeiro
    commented 2016-01-24 20:54:25 -0500
    What feed back we still waiting we usually don’t get this st cleAn that good but this time we got nothing so far
  • Sylvia Oquendo
    commented 2016-01-24 20:50:16 -0500
  • Maria N
    commented 2016-01-24 20:48:27 -0500
    East Kinney Street between Adams and Jefferson has not seen a plow yet.
  • Ilda Barros
    commented 2016-01-24 20:48:22 -0500
    Main Street hasn’t seen a city plow, please help us here in Ironbound. We need to go to work tomorrow.
  • Vanessa Solano
    commented 2016-01-24 20:47:26 -0500
    It’s so sad how these politicians act like they’re really concerned or care about the citizens of this town. Oh n let us know so “we can be prepared for the next one.” How about you being prepared for this one. Your sanitation department should have been out since yesterday afternoon plowing the streets, so that it wouldn’t be the mess it is today. Was there not a ban of cars on the road then, perfect time for them plows to go through. Then let’s see you ain’t got enough plows or they’re lazy to work, hire some damn contractors and pay them to work. The city has money, use it for instances like this. I bet your street is cleaned Mr. RAMOS while the rest of the citizens you serve suffer. Shame on you, the mayor and all the politicians who fail to act when needed, but show up at every rally when you want our votes!!!
  • Magdalena Capeles
    commented 2016-01-24 20:46:14 -0500
    We have seen no plow in the North Ward at all…the kids may not have school tomorrow but I along with many others still have work…Cmon Those tax dollars should be payin off
  • Magdalena Capeles
    commented 2016-01-24 20:45:37 -0500
    We have seen no plow in the North Ward at all…the kids may not have school tomorrow but I along with many others still have work…Cmon Those tax dollars should be payin off
  • Timothy Ester
    commented 2016-01-24 20:45:31 -0500
    I just drove into Newark from Texas for my brother’s funeral. I grew up here. It was never this bad. I have not encountered ONE street (main or secondary) that was plowed in any meaningful way. Thank God the good neighbors I used to live with in Forest Hill were around to help as we shoved each other’s cars at Heller and Ridge. This is disgusting. What on earth is being done about this? County roads in Branch Brook Park are beautiful. Don’t tell me this want possible.
  • vita mannu
    commented 2016-01-24 20:44:49 -0500
    Its a shame that the blocks weren’t plowed as yet.
  • Lillian pinero
    commented 2016-01-24 20:44:41 -0500
    It’s sad to say that every year it the same thing no. 6th St between Sussex and Dickerson don’t see a plow what’s going on
  • torres maria
    commented 2016-01-24 20:42:57 -0500
    Hi is 829pm i live in carteret st is dangerous ice on the street is very inresponsable from the city of newark that nobody do nothing yet thats incredible Belleville is clean bloomfield is clean and Newark look like nobody care thats very sad to see in the kind a conditions we live in this town i hope somebody do something fast before something happen with this weather conditions thanks
  • Marcia Carneiro
    commented 2016-01-24 20:42:52 -0500
    VanBuren St not plowed and I haven’t seen a plow all weekend. People have to go to work but won’t be able to hence no pay but yet we have to pay taxes and the city doesn’t work. If a larger city like NYC can do it why can’t Newark???
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