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Snow Emergency: Wednesday Snow storm

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UPDATE: SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Schoharie County Board of Supervisors Chairman, Earl VanWormer has rescinded the State of Emergency in Schoharie County, effective 11:59 pm March 7, 2018. This will end the ban on non-essential travel at that time.

If you would like more information about the State of Emergency or Emergency Order, please contact Colleen Flynn, Schoharie County Emergency Manager at 518-295-2276 or email at colleen.flynn@co.schoharie.ny.us.

UPDATE: COHOES

Due to the snow storm starting much later than anticipated and the decrease in snowfall amounts, the Snow Emergency parking restriction hours have changed. There will be NO parking on the ODD side of the street until midnight tonight. The Snow Emergency will be lifted after that time and normal parking will resume. Cars in violation of the current NO parking restriction until midnight tonight may be subject to ticketing and towing.

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Here is a list of scheduled snow emergencies ahead of a midweek snow event.

SCHOHARIE COUNTY: Shoharie County Board of Supervisors Chairman, Earl VanWormer has declared a State of Emergency in Schoharie County, effective 1:00 pm today due to the major winter storm. The State of Emergency shall remain in effect until 1:00 pm Thursday.

The State of Emergency is intended to limit travel to emergency personnel and essential services and prohibits non-essential travel on all roads. Non-essential travel could hamper emergency personnel and essential services from dealing with the emergency at hand, as well as potentially causing more.

This prohibition does not apply to:

  • Vehicles engaged in snow removal, sanding, salting, clearing and towing operations;
  • Employees of healthcare facilities (Hospitals, Nursing Homes, etc.);
  • Ambulance, Fire Department and Law Enforcement Personnel;
  • Public Employees (Government) designated as essential or contractors retained by the government to perform emergency/essential services;
  • Utility Operators and Repair Personnel;
  • Volunteers or employees of non-profit organizations providing emergency assistance, disaster relief, recovery and assistance at the Direction or Authorization of Schoharie County Office of Emergency Services;

Amsterdam: In anticipation of significant snow amounts, the City of Amsterdam will declare a Snow Emergency effective 12:00 pm, noon, on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 with an anticipated lift date of Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 6:00pm.

The Snow Emergency requires that all motor vehicles be removed from City of Amsterdam streets by 12:00pm, noon, Wednesday, March 7, 2018 with a tentative end date of Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm.

Vehicles must remain off city streets until the snow emergency is lifted. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Amsterdam Police Department (518)842-1100.

Here is a list of City Owned parking lots:

  • City Hall
  • Public Safety Building
  • GAVAC
  • Post Office
  • Church Street & Willow Street (Park & Ride Lot)
  • Guy Park Avenue Ext. (playground lot)
  • Golf Course Lot
  • Vet's Field: Upper
  • Along Locust Avenue
  • Roosevelt Road
  • Road to Pool Building
  • Main Street (next to old Key Bank Building)
  • East Main & DeGraff (both lots)
  • Between Vrooman & Lefferts (behind Neighborhood Center)
  • Eagle & East Main Street
  • Dean & East Main Street
  • Morris Street lot - Next to #17 Morris Street
  • Grove Street - EASTERN SIDE ONLY
  • Prospect Street
  • Milton Avenue between 1st Avenue & 2nd Avenue
  • 47 Reid Street
  • Clinton & Division
  • Union Street (between Brandt & McDonnell)
  • Union & Orange
  • Green & Mechanic (both sides)
  • Chestnut & Lincoln (basketball court)
  • Bunn & Thomas
  • 197 Florida Avenue
  • Minaville Street
  • Bridge Street (next to bakery)

Brunswick: Town of Brunswick has declared a snow emergency starting at 12:00 NOON Wednesday, March 7, 2018 until Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 4:00PM.

Residents are asked to park in their driveways .There will be no parking in the streets. Any vehicle in violation of the parking restrictions will be ticketed and/ or towed at the owner's expense.

Village of Castleton-on-Hudson has declared a snow emergency beginning at Noon on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 and ending at 6:00 PM on Thursday, March 8, 2018. All snow emergency parking policies will be enforced.

Catskill: Due to the forecast of snow; the parking plan for snow removal for the Village of Catskill will be initiated on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 8 A.M. All vehicles should be parked on even side of Village Streets from 8A.M. – 8 P.M. the vehicles should then be parked on the odd side of the street from 8 P.M. – 8 A.M. Vehicles should continue to switch sides of the street every 12 hours, until the snow emergency has been canceled. Parking enforcement will remain in effect until all snow is removed from Village streets.

Effective March 7, 2018 from 11 pm until 8am there will be no parking on Main Street from Greene Street to Summit Avenue each evening to ensure that Main Street is one of the first streets to be cleared of snow. Residents who usually park on Main Street should utilize the municipal parking lots.

Any vehicle parked on the roadway in violation of Article 6 Section 103, subdivision 2 of the Village of Catskill parking regulations which hinder the removal of snow will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.

Cohoes.- Due to the anticipated snow storm, Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse has declared a Snow Emergency in the City of Cohoes commencing at 12:00a.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, there will be NO parking on the ODD side of the street for a 24 hour period. On the following day, Thursday, March 8, 2018, beginning at 12:00 a.m. there will be NO parking on the EVEN side of the street for a 24 hour period. Any vehicles that are not moved to the appropriate side of the street will be subject to ticketing and towing.

*Please note- Mayor Morse is taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety of all motorists, pedestrians and community members entirely, and is kindly asking all residents to abide by the emergency parking notice. This proactive approach will assist in the ability to allow emergency personnel vehicles to proceed down narrow downtown streets with ease.

**Residents that live on “one-way” streets with parking on only one side are allowed to park on the opposite side as long as it obeys with the snow emergency. The Mayor is asking all residents to be Cohoes Proud and remember to shovel out fire hydrants in the vicinity of their property and please make sure your sidewalks are clear of snow and ice.

Glens Falls - Because of possible heavy snowfall predicted for this afternoon and evening (Wednesday, March 7th) through tomorrow morning (Thursday, March 8th), Glens Falls Mayor Dan Hall has declared a “Snow Emergency” which will be in effect from 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7th through 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 8th. This will allow City Department of Public Works crews time to clear City streets. During a snow emergency, all ON-STREET PARKING IS BANNED and residents are encouraged to keep travel to a minimum.

Town of Greenport. From midnight tonight 3/6/18 to midnight 3/8/18 for a total of 48 hours. Anyone parked in the streets will be ticketed and towed.

Mechanicville: Snow emergency commencing Wednesday morning the 7th at 8 AM the following 24 hours will be no parking on the odd side of the street ....... Commencing Thursday the 8th at 8 AM the following 24 hours there will be no parking on the even side of the street .... Snow emergency will terminate Friday the 9th at 8 AM

Village of Menands: Snow Emergency from 8 AM Wednesday, March 7, 2018 until 6 PM Thursday, March 8, 2018. There is NO PARKING on any Village Streets. Any vehicle parked on the street will be towed. LIMITED Parking is available at Ganser Smith Park, Menands Library and the North Side of the Village Garage.

North Adams: Mayor Tom Bernard has issued a snow emergency for the City of North Adams from 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2018, until 5:00 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2018. Residents may not park vehicles on city streets and are encouraged to limit their travel during this time to allow for the clearing of streets throughout this extended storm.

North Adams Public Schools plan to operate on an early dismissal schedule on Wednesday, March 7, with Drury students released at 10:45 a.m., and students in the elementary schools released at 11:15 a.m. However, please stay tuned for updates based on the most recent forecast information as a cancellation announcement is possible should the storm model shift in the coming hours.

Businesses are encouraged to make informed decisions about delayed openings, cancellations, and closures during the snow emergency.

The mayor and the Department of Public Services also want to inform the community that additional cleanup efforts, most specifically widening of streets in the main corridor of the city will continue after the conclusion of the storm.

A snow emergency, when declared, is intended to inform residents that the storm is of such significance that extra vigilance is necessary to keep cars off the streets to aid snow removal. The mayor reminds all residents and visitors that the overnight parking ban is in effect and will be enforced, and that residents and businesses should clear their sidewalks within 24 hours of the end of the storm, per city ordinance.

Please stay tuned for updates based on the most recent forecast information.

Finally, community members needing assistance during the storm should contact Public Safety dispatch at 413-664-4945.

Rotterdam: The Town of Rotterdam Highway Superintendent has declared a snow emergency beginning at 7:00 am, Wednesday, March 7, 2018 and ending at 7:00 am, Friday, March 9, 2018. As a reminder, there shall be no cars or other items on the roads. Any vehicle parked on the road during this time will be ticketed and towed.

Saratoga Springs: Beginning at 10:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, 2018 all vehicles on City Streets (except alternate side parking streets), must be moved to a plowed or cleared area. Accordingly, all vehicles must be moved every twelve (12) hours thereafter until 10:00 p.m., Friday, March 9, 2018. Except for those streets posted for alternate side parking, it shall be unlawful to park or stand a motor vehicle for any continuous period of time in excess of twelve (12) hours.

All vehicles in violation of the City’s Snow Emergency parking regulations are subject to being ticketed and/or towed at the owner’s expense.

Village of Scotia: A parking ban on all streets and in the municipal lot will be in effect from Noon on Wednesday (March 7th) until Noon on Thursday (March 8th). Violators may be ticketed and towed.

Town of Waterford: Snow Emergency for all Town roads. The Snow Emergency will be in effect from 9:00am Wednesday March 7, 2018 until further notice. All town residents are asked to park in their driveways and to follow all posted alternate parking signs. Those who are non-compliant will be Ticketed and Towed at the owners expense. If you have any questions call the Highway Garage at (518) 235-3413.

Village of Whitehall: Snow emergency in effect from Tuesday March 6 beginning at Midnight through Friday March 9 at 6 am. We request no unnecessary travel on local roads and there will be NO parking on village streets and roads during this snow emergency. After Friday the Winter No parking ban from 12am through 6am goes back into effect.

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