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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It is disgraceful how the snow removal (or non-removal) has been handled. The people in Forest Hills and other areas of Newark pay very high taxes for the horrific service they received. Many two-way streets have been reduced to one-ways, not because the streets couldn’t be plowed because cars were parked – just the opposite – many streets were clear of parked cars and nothing was done. This is shameful.
We also own property on N. 13th St. My goodness, nothing was done there at all! And what do you have on that street? – the Columbus Hospital facility, that’s what – appalling!
One more note, people should be fined if they don’t shovel their sidewalks. By not doing this people are forced to walk in the middle of the street. This is very, very dangerous.
Very disappointed – this city does not seem to care about its’ residents. Perhaps that is why so many are looking to leave.
Please help the following streets:
Wakeman Ave (Arlington and may st)
Parker st (Bloomfield ave and park Ave)
It’s ashame, the majority of cars that passed by this morning got stuck and my neighbors had to shovel them out. With such a big town you would think the City of Newark would have been more prepared.
MT. Prospect Place, a very narrow oneway street, which feeds into MT.Prospect Ave is also unplowed.
Parking on MT. Prospect, which is not adequate, at a premium on a good day, is now nonexistent. When the street was plowed all the cars were buried.
Given the density of the area people can not move cars. Apartment Residents without cars are walking in the streets to Fine Fare grocery store. In addition, buses are not running.
When MT. Prospect Ave, was piled the snow is so high that there is no parking or accessibility for emergency health vehicles, visiting nurses, mail delivery, contractors, and needed supportative service. This is both unsafe and unaccessable.
They still haven’t done Clifton Avenue, Mount Prospect Avenue was done privately, and Woodside between 2nd and Nursery is impassable as someone dumped the snow from their driveway in the middle of the street and the city hasn’t plowed it. Broadway and Bloomfield have only 3 clear lanes to cover two directions of traffic, 2 eastbound and 1 westbound (one westbound lane is mostly clear however people are parking in it as they cannot reach the curb. Unlike Newark, New York, where I work, had a plan and there is no comparison.
Some street lanes in NY are labelled snow emergency and vehicles parking in them are towed. The Essex County Sheriff’s department has no problem organizing tow trucks for their pre-holiday stings. Woodside should only have 1 side parking because it is difficult for a plow to fit through.
Because the city apparently (according to the Mayor redirected their plows to do emergency response rather than plow, the problems are much worse, unless we have a sustained heat wave, many cars and driveways will be snowbound for some time to come
Extremely disappointing results for the taxes we pay. There are many elderly residents and it is disheartening when a fire truck gets stuck for hours at Abington and Parker on Sunday and still nothing has been done to clear side streets.