State of Emergency in city of Schenectady ends

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy has rescinded a State of Emergency for the city.

The emergency began at 7:30 p.m. Monday and ended Tuesday, March 24 at 10:15 a.m.

The state of emergency was declared within the area of Jay Street between Franklin Street and Liberty Street, extending down Franklin Street to 427 Franklin St., and extending down Liberty Street to the intersection of Yates Street.

The emergency included the parking lots behind all buildings on Jay Street between Franklin Street and Liberty Street.

The state of emergency was declared due to the fire that took place on March 6.

The mayor said the fire left the buildings at 100-102 Jay St. and 104 Jay St. and the subsequent deterioration of those buildings in “imminent danger of collapse.”

McCarthy said the situation threatens the public safety and creates a “reasonable apprehension of immediate danger.”

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