January 28, 2022 1:05 PM
Winter Storm Warning
Preparations are underway for the winter storm expected to arrive Friday night.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for our area from 7:00 PM tonight through 7:00 PM on Saturday, with four to six inches of snow expected and wind gusts of up to 35 mph. Governor Murphy has declared a State of Emergency for all of New Jersey, beginning at 5:00 PM today, which means that all nonessential personnel should stay off the roads so as not to interfere with law enforcement, emergency responders, and plowing operations.
In anticipation of the storm, the Department of Public Works is pre-treating roads throughout Town this afternoon, and will begin plowing operations once three inches of snow has accumulated.
As a reminder, Public ordinance 2070 prohibits parking on any street in Westfield when three or more inches of snow have fallen until snowfall stops and the entire width of the road has been plowed. The Westfield Police Department will issue tickets for violations of this ordinance. Please remember that the shoveling or blowing of snow into a plowed street is also banned.
Downtown residents without driveways may park in Lot 1 behind Farinolio/Chipotle. Lot 3 at the south side train station will also be made available temporarily for off-street parking, as the demand for commuter spaces in that location has been reduced due to the pandemic. All cars must be removed from Lot 3 no later than Sunday morning to avoid being ticketed.
In addition, the following locations are subject to alternate side of the street parking after three inches of snow have fallen, and vehicles need to park on the side of the street with even house numbers (except for Ross Place).
400 & 500 block of Downer Street
400 block of First Street
Cowperthwaite Place between Elm and Clark Streets
300 & 400 block of Lenox Avenue
200 block of St. Paul Street
Entire length of Ross Place (park on the side with odd numbers only)
The Conservation Center will be closed tomorrow, January 29.