Township Notices

Snow Reminders:
 
Emergency Snow Parking Bans - its the law
 
Whenever there is snow fall of three (3) inches or more within a twenty-four (24) hour period, the emergency snow ban takes effect. The emergency snow ban is needed to allow plows to clear streets for emergency vehicles and ordinary traffic as well as move mounds of snow to accomodate parking once the ban is lifted.
 
When the emergency snow ban is in effect, parking is not permitted on our streets. Motorists should be advised that in the event of a snow fall of three inches or more, the emergency snow parking bans will be enforced. Please help the Twp. of Washington clear the streets by removing your vehicles from the street during these snow emergencies. Vehicles may be re-parked after plowing has been completed.
 
Please Remember To Shovel Your Sidewalks - its the law
 
Your help clearing sidewalks for residents and other pedestrians is needed to help keep the Twp of Washington a great place to live. In fact, it not just a courtesy, it’s the law. Township Codified Ordinance requires every property owner to remove snow and ice from their sidewalks within 12 hours of the end of a snowstorm. Township ordinance also prohibits snow from being shoveled out into the roadway.Your compliance is appreciated.

Ice & Snow - Remove It Before You Go - its the law

Remember to remove all ice and snow from your vehicle before driving, especially from the hood, windows and roof. It’s the law in New Jersey! Motorists who fail to do so face fines of $25 to $75 for each offense, regardless of whether the ice and snow is dislodged from the vehicle. If flying ice or snow causes property damage or injury to others, motorists face fines of $200 to $1,000 for each offense. There are approximately 500 fatalities in the United States per year due to icy road conditions.

Check on Elderly Neighbors - its important

Before, during and after severe winter conditions, check in on older loved ones, friends and neighbors to ensure that they are okay and have the resources they need to remain safe and healthy.
 
Help the WTFD Dig Out Fire Hydrants - its the law
 
The Twp. of Washington Fire Department and local officials are asking residents to please make sure your fire hydrant is dug out of the snow. This simple task could make the difference between saving your home or not.
 

Township Codified Ordinance requires every property owner / tenant etc. on which a hydrant is located to remove snow and ice from around fire hydrants within 24 hours of the end of a snowstorm.  It is necessary for your own safety and perhaps the safety of your neighbor. The Township requires if you do have a fire hydrant on your property, you dig a three foot circle around it and a path to the street, to help give the Fire Department easier access in case of an emergency.