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What You Need to Know About the Snowstorm

Everything you need to know about the winter storm hitting the area.

A winter storm warning was issued, Tuesday, for all of North Jersey, according to the National Weather Service.

The warning was in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday, the NWS said.

SOMA Schools Closed Wednesday

All Schools and Offices will be closed Wednesday, the district announced.

Snow Removal

Maplewood residents have exactly 24 hours to clean the snow off their sidewalks or they could face fines, according to a Township ordinance. Under the ordinance, it is illegal to “throw, place, plow or deposit any snow or ice into or upon any traveled area of the street or road that has already been plowed.”

There is a $100 fine for the first offense, $200 for the second and up to $500 for the third. Each and every 24 hours in which ice and snow is not removed from sidewalks shall be deemed a separate offense.

Snow Removal Tips from the Public Works Department

In anticipation of the snow storm, please consider the followingsnow removal tips:

Plan ahead when snow is on the way. Remove all cars from the street. Do not shovel your driveway apron until you are sure the plows are finished plowing the street. Always pile the snow behind the curb. Never throw snow in front of the curb because this only assures that the plow will plow it back in, or create an unsafe road condition.

Depositing snow from the sidewalk or driveway in the road way is illegal. If you see a salt truck or plow truck driving behind you, let them pass you so they can clear the way for you and open the roadways faster.

Share Your Snow Photos on Maplewood Patch!

Rather than grumble, grab one of those new digital devices you received this holiday season and start snapping photos.

Email your photos to Editor Eric Goodman at eric.goodman@patch.com. Or, download the Patch mobile app and add the photo directly from your phone.

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