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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Weather Update

Reminder:

  Bogota Blog NJ along with Bogota Beautiful is starting a drive to collect gift cards in order to help the Citizens of Edgewater, NJ. With the assistance of Bogota Mayor Chris Keleman there will be a collection box located in Borough Hall in the secretary's office.  The secretary's office will be open during normal business hours which  are from Monday to Thursday from 8:00a to 5:00p. Bogota Borough Hall is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ

25-Jan.-2015
  Some updates from local officials about the  weather situation over the next several days.
-The Bogota Board of Education has announce that Monday 26- Jan. will be a half day with an early dismissal.
-Bogart Memorial School has announce it will be closed on both Monday & Tuesday 26 & 27 Jan due to the weather  situation.
-The Bogota Police Dept has issued the following alert:

Alert: BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM MONDAY UNTIL MIDNIGHT TUESDAY
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http://www.erh.noaa.gov/okx/WxBriefing_FB.pdf

-BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM MONDAY UNTIL MIDNIGHT TUESDAY
-SNOW WILL BEGIN EARLY MONDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT. TOTAL SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO BE IN THE 20-30 INCH RANGE. SNOW FALL RATES COULD BE 2-4 INCHES PER HOUR. HEAVIEST SNOW WILL BE FROM MIDNIGHT TO 1PM ON TUESDAY. SNOW DRIFTS OF 3 + FEET POSSIBLE. WINDS WILL BE 25 - 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH POSSIBLE. TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN IN THE LOWER 20'S. SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE ON TREES AND POWER LINES POSSIBLY CAUSING POWER OUTAGES.

-ROAD CONDITIONS WILL BE EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. ROADS WILL BE IMPASSABLE TUESDAY. BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WILL CAUSE ZERO VISIBILITY AND WHITE OUT CONDITIONS.
MINOR COASTAL FLOODING IS POSSIBLE AT HIGH TIDE.
THE BERGEN COUNTY EOC WILL BE AT A LEVEL II ACTIVATION FROM 0800 HOURS MONDAY MORNING FOR THE DURATION OF THE EVENT. WE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THIS SITUATION AND ISSUE UPDATES AS NECESSARY.

-THE BOGOTA EOC WILL BE STAFFED ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS.
IF ANY ASSISTANCE IS REQUIRED, PLEASE CONTACT BOGOTA POLICE AT201-487-2400.

-TO REPORT POWER OUTAGES, PLEASE CALL:
PSE&G 1-800-436-7734

Instructions:
***Please check www.bogotapolice.org for Parking Restrictions.*** ALL UNNECESSARY TRAVEL IS DISCOURAGED BEGINNINGMONDAY AFTERNOON...TO ALLOW PEOPLE ALREADY ON THE ROAD TO SAFELY REACH THEIR DESTINATIONS BEFORE THE HEAVY SNOW BEGINS...AND TO ALLOW SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT TO BEGIN TO CLEAR ROADS. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND POOR VISIBILITIES WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.


Advisory: Borough Residents are reminded when 2 inches of snow or more have accumulated Parking Prohibited on ALL Streets.
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SNOW PARKING REGULATIONS 

7-3.10 Parking Prohibited When Streets Are Covered with Snow. 
a. No vehicle shall be parked on any streets or highways or portions thereof whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that at least two (2) inches of snow cover the street or highway. 
b. The above parking prohibitions shall remain in effect after the snow has ceased to fall and until the streets have been plowed sufficiently so that parking will not interfere with snow removal activities and with the normal flow of traffic. 

When the Borough of Bogota or Bogota Police Department declare a Snow Emergency the Bogota Police Department will not give permission to park overnight. The following areas have been designated to park in Snow Emergencies: 

EAST SIDE of Palisade Avenue 
or 
WEST SIDE of Larch Avenue 
or 
EAST SIDE of West Shore Avenue 

Parking in any other restricted areas will result in a citation as provided for in Boro Ordinance 7-3.6 

Your cooperation during Snow Emergencies will assist the Borough of Bogota Department of Public Works in quickly returning our roads to be passable and safe.
Contact Information:
Bogota Police Department
Bogota Police Department
201-487-2400
jburke@bogotapolice.org

The Bogota Office of Emergency Management  has also issued the following update:
 BOGOTA OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
WEATHER INFORMATION BULLETIN

BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM MONDAY UNTIL MIDNIGHT TUESDAY
      
-SNOW WILL BEGIN EARLY MONDAY MORNING  AND CONTINUE THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT. TOTAL SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO BE IN THE 20-30 INCH RANGE. SNOW FALL RATES COULD BE 2-4 INCHES PER HOUR. HEAVIEST SNOW WILL BE FROM MIDNIGHT TO 1PM ON TUESDAY. SNOW DRIFTS OF 3 + FEET POSSIBLE.
-WINDS WILL BE 25 - 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH POSSIBLE. TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN IN THE LOWER 20'S.
-SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE ON TREES AND POWER LINES POSSIBLY CAUSING POWER OUTAGES.
-ROAD CONDITIONS WILL BE EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. ROADS WILL BE IMPASSABLE TUESDAY. BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WILL CAUSE ZERO VISIBILITY AND WHITE OUT CONDITIONS.
-MINOR COASTAL FLOODING IS POSSIBLE AT HIGH TIDE.
THE BERGEN COUNTY EOC WILL BE AT A LEVEL II ACTIVATION FROM 0800 HOURS MONDAY MORNING FOR THE DURATION OF THE EVENT. WE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THIS SITUATION AND ISSUE UPDATES AS NECESSARY.
THE BOGOTA EOC WILL BE STAFFED ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS. 
IF ANY ASSISTANCE IS REQUIRED, PLEASE CONTACT BOGOTA POLICE AT 201-487-2400.
TO REPORT POWER OUTAGES, PLEASE CALL:
PSE&G 1-800-436-7734


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