Weather Information

Discovering how the Newark Department of Public Safety serves you during inclement weather is essential for both residents and businesses. The below weather pages are aimed at helping you to plan ahead or to gain information during a weather event.

Parking on Snow Covered Roadways

Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the street or highway, no vehicle shall be parked on the following main traveled or major roadways or portions thereof:

  • Astor St. from Clinton Ave. to Frelinghuysen Ave.
  • Avon Ave. from Clinton Ave. to Irvington Town Line
  • Bergen St. from West Market St. to Chancellor Ave.
  • Bleeker Street from Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. to University Ave.
  • Bloomfield Pl. from Broad St. to Broadway
  • Branford Pl. From Broad St. to Springfield Ave.
  • Bridge St. from Broad St. to McCarter Hwy
  • Broad St. from Poinier St. to Bloomfield Pl.
  • Broadway from Broad St. to Bloomfield Ave.
  • Central Ave. from Broad St. to Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
  • Charlton St. from Court St. to Springfield Ave.
  • Clay St. from Broad St. to Passaic River Bridge
  • Clinton Ave from Lincoln Park to Irvington Town Line
  • Court St. from Broad St. to Irvine Turner Blvd.
  • East Peddie St. from Elizabeth Ave. to Frelinghuysen Ave.
  • 18th Ave. from Irvine Turner Blvd. to Muhammad Ali Ave.
  • Elizabeth Ave. from Clinton Ave to Hillside Township Line
  • Empire St. from Victoria St. to Meeker Ave.
  • Ferry St. from Market St. to Raymond Blvd.
  • 1st St. from West Market St. to 291 Fourth St.
  • Fourth St. from No. 291 to Park Ave.
  • Frelinghuysen Ave. from Astor St. to Elizabeth City Line
  • Lafayette St. from Broad St. to Wilson Ave.
  • Lincoln Park from 1033 Broad St. southwest to Spruce St.; south from Spruce St. to Clinton Ave. then east from Clinton Ave.; then east from Clinton Ave. to Broad St.
  • Lock St. from Warren St. to Sussex Ave.
  • Market St. from Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. to 376 Ferry St.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. from Bloomfield Ave. to Clinton Ave.
  • Meeker Ave. from Frelinghuysen Ave. to Elizabeth Ave.
  • Morris Ave. from West Kinney St. to Springfield Ave.
  • Muhammad Ali Ave. from Eighteenth Ave. to Springfield Ave.
  • Murray St. from Sherman Ave. to Clinton Ave.
  • Nesbitt St. from Sussex Ave. to Orange St.
  • Orange St. from Broad St. to East Orange City Line
  • Park Pl. from 602 Broad St. to Sarah Vaughan Way
  • Poinier St. from Frelinghuysen Ave. to Broad St.
  • Raymond Blvd. from Warren St. to Blanchard St.
  • Sarah Vaughan Way from Park Pl. to McCarter Hwy
  • Sherman Ave. from Astor St. to Murray St.
  • South St. from Broad St. to Delancey St.
  • Springfield Ave. from Market St. to Irvington Town Line
  • Spruce St. from Washington St. to Irvine Turner Blvd.
  • Stockton St. from Delancey St. to Wilson Ave.
  • Tuxedo Parkway from Irvington Ave. to Woodbine Ave.
  • Victoria St. from Frelinghuysen Ave. to Empire St.
  • Washington St. from Lincoln Park to Broad St.
  • West Kinney St. from Broad St. to Morris Ave.
  • West Market St. from Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. to Orange St.
  • William St. from Broad St. to Springfield Ave.
  • Wilson Ave. from Ferry St. to Stockton St.
Flooded Streets

Because motorists can become stranded by driving through flooded streets and high water, drivers are asked to avoid these locations and to use alternative routes. Drivers are also discouraged from traveling through any streets that are flooded, have high water or are believed to be flooded.

The following locations should be avoided due to flooding conditions or the potential for flooding:

  • Clay Street and McCarter Highway
  • South Street and Van Buren Street
  • Jefferson and Chestnut Streets
  • State Street near Broad Street
  • Jabez and Backus Streets
  • 357 Wilson Avenue
  • Manufacturers Place and Hyatt Street
  • Magazine Street and Avenue L
  • Magazine Street and Amsterdam Street
  • Raymond Boulevard and Blanchard Street
  • Avenue L and Wilson Avenue
  • Wilson Avenue and Avenue K
  • Mary Street and Avenue L
  • Ferry and Foundry Streets
  • Hyatt Avenue and Wilson Avenue
  • South Street and Adams Street
  • South Street and Pulaski Street
  • South Street and Pacific Street
  • South Street and Dawson Street
  • Pacific Street and Calumet Street
  • Pulaski Street and Clifford Street
  • Jefferson Street ad Clifford Street
  • Van Buren Street and Clifford Street
  • Foundry Street and Roanoke Avenue
  • Foundry Street and Avenue P
  • Norfolk Street
  • Orange Street
  • Nesbitt Street
  • McClellan Street and Runiak Avenue
  • McClellan Street and Frelinghuysen Avenue
  • Frelinghuysen Avenue and Peddie Street
  • Frelinghuysen Avenue and Noble Street
  • Noble Street and Meeker Avenue
  • Elizabeth Avenue and Meeker Avenue
  • Martin Luther King Blvd. and State Street
  • Martin Luther King Blvd. and Orange Street, and
  • Frelinghuysen Avenue and the Route 22 underpass
“CODE BLUE” Activation

Code Blue is called in the City of Newark when temperatures reach 25°F or lower without precipitation or 32°F or lower with precipitation.

Sheltering Services



Address and Phone Number 

Population Served 



Address and Phone Number 

Population Served 


Apostle House  

513-515 Avon Avenue

Newark, NJ 

(973) 482-0625 

Women and children only 

Isaiah House 

238 North Munn Avenue

East Orange, NJ 

(973) 678-5882 

Single mothers and families with children 

Catholic Charities- St. Rocco’s 

368 South 7th Street 

Newark, NJ 

(973) 286-4175 

Families with children 

Circle of Life 

55 Tillinghast Street

Newark, NJ 

(862) 763-4859 

Adults only 

LGBTQ Friendly 

Fairmont Health 

202 Fairmont Avenue

Newark, NJ 

(973) 643-7705 

Adults only 

H.E.L.P. Center 

224 Sussex Avenue

Newark, NJ 

(973) 705-7200 

Adults only 



For more information about sheltering services, contact the shelters listed below or the Division of Social/Homeless Services at (973) 877–9484, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or (609) 439-5210 after regular business hours. For any other public health emergencies during Code Blue, call the Department of Health and Community Wellness on-call service at 973-733-7592.

Extreme Weather Tips

The City offers the following tips on keeping homes safe and coping with extreme winter weather:

  • Keep sidewalks and entrances to your home free of snow and ice.
  • Watch for ice dams near gutter downspouts. Keep gutters free of leaves and debris so that melting snow and ice can flow freely. Ice dams can cause water to build up and seep into your house.
  • Keep the house heated to a minimum of 68 degrees. The temperatures inside the walls where the pipes are located is substantially colder than the walls themselves. A temperature lower than 68 degrees will not keep the inside walls from freezing.
  • Identify the locations for the main water shutoff in your home. Find out how it works in case you have to use it.
  • Open hot and cold faucets enough to let them drip slowly. Keeping water moving within the pipes will prevent them from freezing.
  • Check on seniors to make sure that they are warm and dry.
  • Stay indoors as much as possible.
  • Check all windows and doors for drafts. Place plastic if you feel a draft.
  • Do not leave space heaters unattended.
  • Do not use generators indoors.
  • It is illegal to use kerosene heaters indoors.
  • Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heater.
  • Have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters.
  • Never use your oven to heat your home.
  • Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.
  • Take inventory of emergency items.
  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms monthly.
  • Avoid carbon monoxide poisoning by checking and cleaning your furnace and chimney regularly and ensure you have proper ventilation and the exhaust pipe is free of debris.

Housing Code Requirements

The City of Newark Housing Code requires all property owners to supply heat from October 1 through May 1 between the hours of 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. at a minimum inside temperature of 68°F, and between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. at a minimum inside temperature of 65°F. To report no heat or hot water in your apartment, call the Division of Code Enforcement at (973) 733-6471.

Anyone with questions about the City’s heat ordinance or any other Newark municipal policy or program can contact the Newark Non-Emergency Call Center at (973) 733-4311, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.