Snow Emergencies: Weather Alert


AMSTERDAM: City of Amsterdam will declare a Snow Emergency effective 8:00 am on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 with an anticipated lift date of Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 6:00pm.

The Snow Emergency requires that all motor vehicles be removed from City of Amsterdam streets by 8:00 am Wednesday morning, February 7, 2018 with a tentative end date of Thursday, February 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 (lot)
  • Post Office (lot)
  • Church & Willow St. (lot UPPER park & ride near Carquest)
  • Church St. behind Indian Museum (lot)
  • Guy Park Ave. Ext. (Kirk Douglas parking lot)
  • Golf Course lot
  • Veterans Field - lot upper field along Locust Ave, Roosevelt Rd and pool building road
  • Morris St. (lot)
  • East Main & Degraff (both lots)
  • Between Vrooman and Lefferts (lot behind the Arts Center)
  • Eagle & East Main St. (lot)
  • Dean & East Main St. (lot)
  • 47 Reid St. (lot)
  • Milton Ave between 1st & 2nd Ave.
  • Prospect St. (lot upper near Elizabeth St.)
  • Chestnut & Lincoln (basketball court lot)
  • Bunn & Thomas St. (lot)
  • Greene & Mechanic St. (lot both sides)
  • Union & Orange St.(lot)
  • Union (between Brandt & McDonnell lot)
  • Clinton & Division St. (lot)
  • Bridge St. (lot next to bakery)
  • Center St. (Sampone Park only)
  • Pedestrian Bridge Lot

TOWN OF BRUNSWICK: Town of Brunswick has declared a snow emergency starting at 8:00AM Wednesday, February 7, 2018 until Thursday, February 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.

CASTLETON ON HUDSON: Castleton-on-Hudson has declared a snow emergency from 7 AM Wednesday, February 7, 2018 to 7 AM Thursday, February 8, 2018.

For North Main Street: Park on the west side of the street (The River side). For South Main Street: While it is snowing, park on the east side of the street (The Store side); once the snow stops, move to the west side. For everyone else in the village, we use the odd/even system so that the plows don’t have to zig-zag in and out of parked cars on both sides of the street. On odd days we ask that you NOT park on the odd side of the street. On even days we ask that you NOT park on the even side of the street. If you live at a dead end, please do not use that space for parking so the plows can push the snow to the end of the street.

During a snow emergency there is NO parking on any of the hills in the Village. This includes Stimpson Avenue, Green Avenue, Scott Avenue and Seaman Avenue. If you do not have a driveway you can park at one of the following locations:

  • Sacred Heart Church on Stimpson Avenue
  • Trinity Lutheran Church on Green Avenue
  • Behind the fire house
  • The two Village-owned parking lots of South Main Street. One is across from the post office next to Grant’s and the other is next to the diner / across from The Store.

CATSKILL: Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 at 8:00 A.M. All vehicles need to be parked on the even side of the street from 8 AM - 8PM. Vehicles then need to be moved and parked on the odd side of Village Streets from 8P.M. - 8 A.M. Vehicles will continue to alternate 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 February 76, 2018 from 11 pm until Sam 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.

COLONIE: The Village of Colonie is enacting a Snow Emergency effective today February 7, 2018 at 2:00pm. The Emergency will be in effect for 48 hours. During this time there shall be no parking on Village of Colonie streets.

FONDA: The Village of Fonda has issued a parking ban from noon on Wed Feb 7th until noon Thursday Feb 8th. There will be no parking on any village streets during this time. Thank you for your cooperation.

GLENS FALLS: In anticipation of heavy snowfall tomorrow (Wednesday, February 7,) Mayor Dan Hall has declared a “snow emergency” from 9 p.m., Wednesday evening through 6 a.m., Thursday morning to allow 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 on City streets to a minimum.

GLENVILLE - No overnight parking on Glenville roads between October and May. This is important because it helps our Highway Department remove snow and ice quickly and efficiently and allows for emergency services to better respond to calls. Cars parked in the road are a danger and prevent proper clearing of those roads.

Therefore, effective Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 10 AM until further notice, I have declared a snow emergency throughout the town of Glenville. This means that we ask that you limit your travel and all on-street parking is prohibited until further notice. If your car is parked on the road during the snow emergency - at any time of day - you may be ticked and/or towed.

Please check the town's website, for the most up-to-date information.

TOWN OF GREENPORT: Snow emergency for the town of Greenport. From midnight Tuesday 2/6/18 to midnight 2/8/18 anyone parked in the streets will be ticketed and towed.

MECHANICVILLE: The City of Mechanicville Department of Public Works has advised that they will be declaring a Snow Emergency in the City of Mechanicville beginning February 7, 2018 at 8:00PM. All vehicles parked on the city streets should be parked on the EVEN side of the street by this time and remain on the EVEN side of the street until 8:00 PM on February 8, 2018, at which time they should be moved to the ODD side of the street and remain there for the following 24 hours. Any questions should be directed to the Department of Public Works at 518-664-7171.

MENANDS: The Village of Menands has declared a Snow Emergency from 8 a.m. Wednesday, February 7, 2018 until 3 p.m. Thursday, February 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 Thomas Bernard has issued a snow emergency for the City of North Adams from 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 7, 2018, until 10 a.m. Thursday, February 8, 2018.

All residents are urged to NOT park vehicles on city streets and to limit their travel during this time to allow for the removal of snow and clearing of streets throughout this weather event.

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, as per city ordinance.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – In light of the recent snowfall and expected accumulation throughout the remainder of the day, City of Pittsfield has declared a snow emergency with an on-street parking ban effective now through 7 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8.

Vehicles parked on city streets must be removed to allow for plowing. Parking restrictions for the McKay Street Garage are waived as both this garage and the first floor of the Columbus Avenue Garage are open and available for parking today.

Please keep fire hydrants and sidewalks shoveled and accessible in case of emergencies. Garbage pickup is still on schedule.

ROTTERDAM: The Town of Rotterdam Highway Superintendent has declared a snow emergency beginning at 12:00 pm, Wednesday, February 7, 2018 and ending at 12:00 pm, Thursday, February 8, 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 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 7, 2018 all vehicles on City Streets (except alternate side parking streets), must be moved to a plowed or cleared area.

Vehicles must be moved every twelve (12) hours thereafter until 9:00 p.m., Friday, February 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.

SCHENECTADY: On Tuesday, Mayor Gary McCarthy reminded residents to prepare for the forecasted snow storm and priority street plowing. According to the National Weather Service, Schenectady is expected to receive approximately eight inches of snow beginning Wednesday morning and ending later in the evening.

“We would like to remind city residents that priority street restrictions go into effect after the accumulation of three inches of snowfall,” Mayor McCarthy said. “Also, please clear one shovel-width of snow around fire hydrants and be mindful of your surroundings while operating a snowblower using necessary safety precautions.”

Vehicles cannot be parked on priority streets after the accumulation of three inches of snow. Tickets may be issued and vehicles may be towed at the owner’s expense. Parking on priority streets may resume only after the entire length of the street has been cleared of snow to the curb.

Priority streets are as follows:

Van Vranken Avenue

Nott Street (Erie Boulevard to Wendell Avenue)

Union Street

Eastern Avenue

Brandywine Avenue (State Street to Rugby Road)

McClellan Street (State Street to Rugby Road)

State Street

Erie Boulevard (State Street to I-890)

Albany Street (Veeder Avenue to Elm Street)

Altamont Avenue

Schuyler Street (Michigan Avenue to Altamont Avenue)

Michigan Avenue

Crane Street

Chrisler Avenue

Broadway (State Street to the city line)

Campbell Avenue (Broadway to Fairview Avenue)

Please be sure to check your local news reports, Mayor McCarthy added. For additional information regarding snow and parking restrictions, please visit the city’s website:

SCHODACK: A snow emergency is in effect for the town of Schodack starting at noon 2/7 until noon 2/8. No parking on town roads during this time

WATERFORD: Town of Waterford Highway Department has declared a Snow Emergency for all Town roads. The Snow Emergency will be in effect from 7:00am Wednesday February,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

WHITEHALL: The village of Whitehall will have a snow emergency in effect from Wednesday February 7 beginning at 12 am through Friday February 9 at 1pm. 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 No parking ban from 12am through 6am goes back into effect.

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