Leaf piles like these on Hawthorne Place in Montclair (shot yesterday), are the bane of internet complainers, from the Montclair Watercooler to NJ.com’s Bloomfield Journal. And for good reason. They make street parking all but impossible and clog gutters, leading local flooding on days like today. But they won’t be able to linger on streets next year. A new law passed by the state legislature will require towns that allow leaves to be raked into streets to clear the piles within seven days.
The leaf piles are not a problem in Glen Ridge, where raking leaves into the street is banned.