UPDATE, Sunday night: Hazlet schools will be closed Monday, March 4 “due to the impending storm.”
HAZLET – Hours before a major winter storm is expected to impact the area with 4-7 inches of sleet and snow by Monday morning, March 3, Hazlet Township’s Office of Emergency Management issued a phone alert around noon Sunday asking residents to please remove vehicles from township streets until they can be plowed.
Those who don’t comply may face ticketing or a tow, the message said. According to township ordinance, a vehicle owner could potentially face a maximum $1,000 fine.
Local laws also require residents to clear sidewalks within 12 hours of daylight.
The National Weather Service has put the area under a winter storm warning, in effect from 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3 to 7 a.m. Monday, March 4. Snow could fall at a rate of one inch per hour from Sunday afternoon until early Monday morning, with the heaviest snowfall from 6 p.m. – 1 a.m. Sunday. Follow updates from the National Weather Service on Facebook or on their website. Road conditions can be obtained from calling 511 or visiting 511nj.org.