Monday, February 11, 2019

State of Emergency

11-February -2019
 On Monday-11- February New Jersey Governor  Phillip Murphy declare a State of  Emergency for the entire State of New Jersey starting at 12:00 a Tuesday-12-February. This will be in-effect until such time as it is determined that an emergency no longer exists. Under this decree:
 There will be a commercial vehicle travel restriction for the following roadways:
• I-195 (entire length)
• I-78 (entire length)
• I-80 (entire length)
• I-280 (entire length)
• I-287 (entire length)
• I-295 (entire length)
• I-676 (entire length)
• I-76 (entire length)
The commercial vehicle travel restriction does NOT apply to the following roadways:
• New Jersey Turnpike
• Garden State Parkway
• Atlantic City Expressway
The commercial vehicle travel restriction applies to:
• All tractor-trailers
• Empty straight CDL-weighted trucks
• Passenger vehicles pulling trailers
• Recreational vehicles
• Motorcycles
Trucks already in New Jersey are encouraged to use truck stops or rest areas during the restriction. In order for road crews to effectively plow, drivers should not park on shoulders.
It was also announced that state offices will have a two-hour delayed opening on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 due to weather conditions for non-essential personnel. Essential employees should report to work at their normally scheduled time.
The New Jersey State Police is out on patrol if you need them.
Remember, driving at speeds too fast for the road conditions is often a contributing factor in snow-related crashes and spinouts. Take it slow and leave extra room between yourself and the vehicle in front of you should you have to brake unexpectedly.
Current road conditions are available at
Schools and classes in Bogota, Ridgefield Park, Teaneck, Hackensack and surrounding communities will be closed on Tuesday-12-February. 
The Board of Education meeting for Tuesday has been canceled. A make-up date will be announced later. 
Both Bogota Basketball games have been postponed until Friday-15 February Lady Bucs at Home at 4:00p. Men's team at HCA 5:30p
The Bogota Police have issued the following weather alert:
Vehicles WILL be able to park in the following locations ONLY:

All and ONLY areas where overnight parking is permitted. This includes Orchard Terrace, West Fort Lee Road, West Grove Street (between Elm Ave and Linden Ave). In addition, the WEST SIDE of Larch Avenue will be used for additional needs of residents.
All and ONLY areas where overnight parking is permitted. This includes West Shore Avenue (angled parking only, railroad track side), Ridgefield Avenue, East Fort Lee Road, Leonia Avenue, and Palisade Avenue (in front of 15 Palisade Avenue). 

For more information and weather update please visit the national Weather Service website a: 

Visit to learn how to prepare for winter weather. 

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