Morris Plains Borough Police have issued a reminder for residents: Because of the winter snow storm affecting the area, special parking rules are in place.
Plowing and sanding of borough streets is difficult when vehicles park haphazardly on both sides of the streets, leaving narrowed roadways that restrict traffic and make it difficult for emergency vehicles to do their work, said a police statement.
Police said that if it is possible, the best course is to park in one's own driveway during inclement weather.
To help the borough provide improved snow plowing and sanding service to citizens and unrestricted access of emergency vehicles, police ask people who cannot park in their driveways to follow the law during and after the storm's duration:
- Park only on one side of the street: On odd numbered dates, please park on the side with odd numbered houses, and on even numbered days—such as Friday—park on the side with even numbered houses.
- Move your vehicle to the appropriate side of the street by 9 a.m. each morning.
- Do not park along the turn-around area of cul-de-sacs.
Those who do not comply may receive a summons for violating the regulations.