Hoboken Snow Job!

1/6/2011:

Comedy of salty & snowy errors in Hoboken!

For one – we all know that the Hoboken completely botched the snow removal during the blizzard two weeks ago. An almost continual display of ineptitude and insanity – all in one tiny square mile.

Now – with some slight slow expected tomorrow – the city seems to be over-doing it. Hoboken411 reader David sent this in earlier:

“I witnessed two city pickup trucks spreading rock salt on Madison and 4th st this morning at 8:30 am. I’m no meteorologist but, I didn’t see any snow falling. Only some piles in the street that haven’t been cleared since the last snow fall. I am deeply offended that Hoboken can’t manage to plow it’s streets when it actually snows, but can waste tax payer money by dumping salt on dry roads. It’s not even supposed to start snowing until later tonight or tomorrow. Additionally their piles of rock salt on the road already left over from the last “too little too late” snow removal project.”

Ineptitude can be entertaining though!

Another Hoboken411 reader had some fun editing various video clips from the blizzard. And with the associated music – is rather entertaining while you enjoy your afternoon coffee break:

Enjoy!

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17 Comments on "Hoboken Snow Job!"

BarbaraR56
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BarbaraR56

I would hope that this administration has learned from the last snow debacle. There are ample enough weather warnings so I am sure it will be handled differently time.

oceanbloo
Member
oceanbloo

I agree completely with lasiegel. Why is it that some crosswalks still aren’t cleared? I don’t see the city overdoing anything.

Yesterday at some crosswalks it actually looked like there was NEW snow in the roadway (like at 10th and Wash, west side – it was clear the day before!). Did someone dump snow there? I don’t get that people actually throw snow INTO the street. Seems like a moronic thing to do, especially as there did/does not appear to be much salt out there.

So…if the salt trucks want to go on dumping salt a day or so before snow actually falls, that’s fine with me. Because there’s still snow out there from a couple of weeks ago.

Oh – and maybe we wait to see how much snow falls before overreacting that the city is doing TOO much?

homeworld
Member

I’m pretty sure that the curb cut at the crosswalk is the responsibly of the property owner. [quote comment=”201778″]I agree completely with lasiegel. Why is it that some crosswalks still aren’t cleared? I don’t see the city overdoing anything. Yesterday at some crosswalks it actually looked like there was NEW snow in the roadway (like at 10th and Wash, west side – it was clear the day before!). Did someone dump snow there? I don’t get that people actually throw snow INTO the street. Seems like a moronic thing to do, especially as there did/does not appear to be much salt out there.So…if the salt trucks want to go on dumping salt a day or so before snow actually falls, that’s fine with me. Because there’s still snow out there from a couple of weeks ago.Oh – and maybe we wait to see how much snow falls before overreacting that the city is doing TOO much?[/quote]

lasiegel
Member

Actually, putting salt on dry roads before a snowstorm is considered a best practice — it helps the snow melt faster once it falls.

Now not being able to cross at the crosswalks 2 weeks after the storm…that’s another story.

escaped68
Member

The state and towns are now spraying the roads with glycol before the snow comes. It is a antifreeze and i think it keeps the snow from setting on the roadway and makes it easier to remove, I think.[quote comment=”201765″]Actually, putting salt on dry roads before a snowstorm is considered a best practice — it helps the snow melt faster once it falls.Now not being able to cross at the crosswalks 2 weeks after the storm…that’s another story.[/quote]

iforgotmymantra
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iforgotmymantra

Where did you hear about this? I’d like to know what it is exactly…[quote comment=”201789″]The state and towns are now spraying the roads with glycol before the snow comes. It is a antifreeze and i think it keeps the snow from setting on the roadway and makes it easier to remove, I think.[/quote]

escaped68
Member

This process has been used at airports for over 25 years where they have tank trucks full of glycol that is applied when before snow starts. I have seen this stuff used last winter in monmouth cty. There are tanks mounted over sand spreader that sprays glycol on the sand being spread to keep the sand from freezing or applied directly to the surface . These techniques and technology is not new, they have been around for years. Some one in the DPW should wake up and look into what is new on the market.
Glycol is a anti-freeze product and the new stuff on the market is environmental friendly.[quote comment=”201804″]Where did you hear about this? I’d like to know what it is exactly…

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elvisroberts
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maybe the new glycol on the market is environmentally friendly but i doubt anyone uses that version. The Port Authority uses de-icing liquids with glycol at JFK and LGA. The enviros are UP IN ARMS because when glycol mixes into waterways it absorbs ALL THE OXYGEN as it breaks down – thus aquatic life dies off. Some blame glycol for the problem of Jamaica Bay’s disappearing marshlands and loss of biodiversity. At EWR, Continental has a de-icer that is INFRA RED. NO glycol, much more environmentally friendly. [quote comment=”201809″]This process has been used at airports for over 25 years where they have tank trucks full of glycol that is applied when before snow starts. I have seen this stuff used last winter in monmouth cty. There are tanks mounted over sand spreader that sprays glycol on the sand being spread to keep the sand from freezing or applied directly to the surface . These techniques and technology is not new, they have been around for years. Some one in the DPW should wake up and look into what is new on the market.Glycol is a anti-freeze product and the new stuff on the market is environmental friendly.[/quote]

escaped68
Member

You sound like you work in the aviation dept of the port authority,either ops or terminal services?[quote comment=”201811″]maybe the new glycol on the market is environmentally friendly but i doubt anyone uses that version. The Port Authority uses de-icing liquids with glycol at JFK and LGA. The enviros are UP IN ARMS because when glycol mixes into waterways it absorbs ALL THE OXYGEN as it breaks down – thus aquatic life dies off. Some blame glycol for the problem of Jamaica Bay’s disappearing marshlands and loss of biodiversity. At EWR, Continental has a de-icer that is INFRA RED. NO glycol, much more environmentally friendly.

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JoeHoboken
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JoeHoboken

I agree that Hoboken messed up with the blizzard 2 weeks ago, but so did a lot of other places. Every time I check out this website its constantly bashing Hoboken and everything they do…there is a lot of cool things that Hoboken has to offer, why not spend more time on that?

youme66
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youme66

“Other places?” None of them are as tiny and as manageable as Hoboken. I would say running this town should be a no-brainer, but unfortunately, our brainless Mayor is unskilled, untalented, and lacking in the necessary education, experience, and intelligence to get the job done.

411 isn’t bashing Hoboken. I think he loves Hoboken and that’s why he lives here and started this community site.

411 is high-lighting the fun things in town (to do or to eat) while also bringing to light the incompetence of our municipal government.

This site is a great resource.[quote comment=”201754″]I agree that Hoboken messed up with the blizzard 2 weeks ago, but so did a lot of other places. Every time I check out this website its constantly bashing Hoboken and everything they do…there is a lot of cool things that Hoboken has to offer, why not spend more time on that?[/quote]

homeworld
Member

It’s Hoboken’s fault that NYC did a crappy job, too.

I think it’s just ineptness all around. [quote comment=”201754″]I agree that Hoboken messed up with the blizzard 2 weeks ago, but so did a lot of other places. Every time I check out this website its constantly bashing Hoboken and everything they do…there is a lot of cool things that Hoboken has to offer, why not spend more time on that?[/quote]

spiffy
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spiffy

Unreal! If they don’t screw up on the left, the over do it on the right.

I wouldn’t want the city on my dart team that’s for sure!

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