Capital Region Snow Emergencies

Several towns, cities, and villages in the Capital Region have declared snow emergencies ahead of Tuesday’s expected winter storm. Please pay close attention to when the snow emergency in your area goes into effect, as each town and city may be different.

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Albany:

Albany, NY – Please be advised that the City of Albany has issued a SNOW EMERGENCY that will begin at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at which time all normal parking rules and regulations are temporarily suspended.

  • During the first 24 hours of the snow emergency, all vehicles must be parked on the even-numbered side of the street.
  • Beginning at 8:00 P.M. Thursday, March 16, 2017 all vehicles must be parked on the odd-numbered side of the street for the next 24-hour period.

If you are parked on the wrong side of the street during the snow emergency your car will be ticketed and may be towed.

After the second 24-hour period, please stay tuned for further announcements. For SNOW EMERGENCY information, call 518-476-SNOW or visit the City of Albany’s website at albanyny.gov, facebook.com/CityofAlbanyMayorsOffice, and twitter.com/AlbanyCityHall.

IMPORTANT CONTACTS DURING THE SNOW EMERGENCY:

The Snow Emergency Hotline is 518-476-SNOW(7669); for general snow inquiries call the Department of General Services at 518-434-CITY(2489)

To report power outages and determine area repair schedules, call National Grid at 800-642-4272; in an emergency, call 911

If you would like to receive a text or email about a snow emergency, you can sign up for Nixle alerts at:

http://www.albanyny.org/Government/Departments/PoliceDepartment/Nixle.aspx. For real-time weather information, visit the National Weather Service.

During the snow emergency the City of Albany has made available additional parking located at various lots in the city the locations are as follows:

ARBOR HILL/SHERIDAN HOLLOW

  1. PARKING AREA ADJOINING ARBOR HILL SOFTBALL FIELD

(NORTH LARK ST.)

  1. 230 COLONIE ST. (PLAYGROUND LOT)
  2. 178 COLONIE ST. (PLAYGROUND LOT)
  3. TEN BROECK MANSION (PARKING LOT & SIDEWALK WEST END)

PINE HILLS

  1. RIDGEFIELD PARK (ENTER ON PARTRIDGE ST.)
  2. WOODLAWN PARK LITTLE LEAGUE
  3. WATERSON PARK (WESTLAND HILLS) ENTER ON COLVIN AVE.
  4. WASHINGTON PARK (ALL ROADWAYS AND PARKING AREAS)

SOUTH END

  1. KRANK PARK AREA
  2. FRANKLIN ST. (BETWEEN SCHUYLER & BASSETT STS. – EAST SIDE)
  3. LINCOLN PARK (ALL INTERIOR ROADWAYS & PARKING AREA)

CENTER SQUARE/MANSION

  1. 77 PHILIP ST. (PLAYGROUND)
  2. 88 PHILIP ST. (PLAYGROUND)

NORTH ALBANY

  1. NORTH SECOND & NORTH THIRD STS. (ABOVE PEARL ST.)
  2. PARKING AREA ACROSS FROM NORTH ALBANY AMERICAN LEGION POST

WEST END

  1. BLEECKER STADIUM (PARKING AREA & ROADWAYS)
  2. NORTH SIDE OF LIVINGSTON AVE. (OPPOSITE JUDSON ST.) Parking Lot

The following streets should look for emergency no parking signs posted by the Albany Police Department to determine which side of the street to park on:

  • Central Avenue (Lark Street to Henry Johnson Blvd)
  • Pine Street (Eagle Street to Lodge Street)
  • Columbia Street (Eagle Street to Lodge Street)
  • Elk Street (Eagle Street to N. Hawk Street)
  • Willett Street (Madison Avenue to State Street)
  • Jay Street (Turn Around to Hudson Avenue)
  • Robin Street (Madison Avenue to Myrtle Ave)
  • Thurlow Terrace (Western Avenue to Dead End)
  • Englewood Place (Western Avenue to Dead End)
  • Sprague Place (Western Avenue to State Street)
  • Bleeker Place  (Phillip Street to Eagle Street)
  • Lark Street (Madison Avenue to Myrtle Avenue)
  • Leonard Place (Delaware Avenue to Dead End)
  • Madison Place (Eagle Street to Philip Street)
  • Wilbur Street   (Philip Street to Grand Street)
  • Park Avenue (Dove Street to S. Swan Street)
  • Manning Square (Manning Blvd to Central Avenue)
  • Manning Blvd (Bridal Path, Western Avenue to Washington Avenue)
  • Niblock Court (Ver Plank Street to Dead End)
  • Essex Street (Watervliet Avenue to Rawson Street)
  • N. Main Avenue (Washington Avenue to Manning Blvd)
  • O’Leary Blvd (Western Avenue to Washington Avenue)
  • Northern Blvd (Colonie Street to Manning Blvd)
  • Manning Blvd (Livingston Avenue to Arbor Drive)
  • McPherson Terrace (#15 to Judson Street)
  • Hall Place (Ten Broeck Place to Second Street)
  • St Joseph Terrace (Second Street to First Street)
  • N Second Street (Broadway to Jennings Drive)
  • N. Third Street (Broadway to Dead End)
  • Helderberg Avenue (Main Avenue to Weiss Road)
  • Kate Street (Whitehall Road to Cuyler Avenue)

If your vehicle has been towed, call Albany Police Department at 438-4000, for information on how to retrieve your vehicle.

Snow emergency brochures, which outline all of the Snow Emergency procedures, can be picked up at any City firehouse, police station or branches of the Albany Public Library.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Troy:

Following Tuesday’s severe winter storm, Mayor Patrick Madden today announced a Snow Emergency will be in effect for the City of Troy beginning at 8:00am, Thursday, March 16. Residents are asked to follow the city’s Snow Emergency Plan to ensure the efficient and effective clearing of snow from city roadways.

“The historic snowfall experienced across the Capital Region this week requires additional snow removal operations to ensure passable city roadways for our residents, Troy public safety officials and municipal vehicles,” said Mayor Patrick Madden. “Patience and full cooperation from our residents and local businesses will greatly assist our Public Works, Public Utilities and contracted crews to clear city streets of snow during the designated Snow Emergency period.”

During the first 24 hours of the Snow Emergency, parking will be prohibited on the odd numbered side of designated snow emergency Streets (unless otherwise temporarily posted). During the following 24 hours (beginning 8:00am, Friday, March 17) parking will be prohibited on the even numbered sides of designated snow emergency streets. Vehicles in violation of these guidelines will receive a parking ticket and will be towed, both at the owner’s expense.

Designated Snow Emergency Streets include:

  • the Boulevards (101st to 125th)
    •          103rd (River Street to 8th Avenue)
    •          108th Street
    •          112th Street
    •          116th Street
    •          15th Street
    •          1st Street
    •          2nd Avenue
    •          2nd Street
    •          3rd Street
    •          4th Street
    •          5th Avenue (101st to 125th)
    •          8th Street
    •          Brunswick Road
    •          Burdett Avenue
    •          Campbell Avenue
    •          Collins Avenue
    •          Congress Street
    •          Desson Avenue
    •          Division Street
    •          Ferry Street
    •          Hoosick Street
    •          Lansing Avenue
    •          Liberty Street
    •          North Lake Avenue
    •          Oakwood Avenue
    •          Pawling Avenue
    •          Pinewoods Avenue
    •          River Street
    •          South Lake Avenue
    •          Spring Avenue
    •          Stow Avenue
    •          Tibbits Avenue (lower)
    •          Tibbits Avenue (upper)
    •          Walker Avenue
    •          Washington Street
    •          Winter Street

Roadways not designated as Snow Emergency streets will be provided with normal plowing services. In the Central Business District (Federal St. to Ferry St. / Front St. to 7th Ave) normal parking restrictions will remain in effect as currently posted unless otherwise notified.

City crews will continue to conduct snow pushback and removal operations during the next several days. Residents can expect snow to be moved into driveways and sidewalks during this time. If available, please park your vehicle in your driveway to keep city roadways as clear of obstacles as possible. Troy residents are also encouraged to utilize available surface lots and parking structures during a declared Snow Emergency, including:

  • 5th Avenue parking garage
  • State Street parking garage
  • Little Italy Market lot
  • Green Island lot
  • Front Street lot
  • 5th Avenue & Congress Street lot
  • 4th Street lot (between Ferry and Congress)
  • Y-Lot (1st Street between River and State Street)
  • Knickerbacker Ice Facility lot
  • South Troy Pool lot
  • Frear Park Golf Course lot

Free overnight parking is available from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m.

During snow emergencies, residents are asked not to place trash bins in right of ways. Additionally, recycling collection will be suspended during a declared snow emergency.

Residents are also reminded to clear snow from sidewalks adjacent to their property. Clearing your sidewalk will assist those with mobility issues, including the disabled and elderly, and will help first responders (Police and Fire Departments) during possible medical emergencies in your neighborhood. Additionally, you can help the Troy Fire Department and protect your family and neighborhood by shoveling out any fire hydrants near your home during and after a snowstorm. In the event of an emergency this will save firefighters valuable time when they first arrive at the scene of a fire.

For additional information or questions in the event of a Snow Emergency, residents are encouraged to call 274-TROY (8769) for pre-recorded messages or the Department of Public Works Dispatcher at 270-4579 for information on vehicle towing, vehicle impound locations and specific street information. Residents are can also review the City of Troy Snow Emergency FAQ available on the city website.


 

City of Cohoes:

Mayor Shawn M. Morse has announced a Snow Emergency in the City of Cohoes commencing at 8AM Tuesday, March 14 continuing until 8AM on Thursday, March 16. The following restrictions apply:

 

  • Tuesday, March 14 from 8AM until Wednesday, March 15 at 8AM there will be no parking on the odd side of the street.

 

  • Wednesday, March 15 from 8AM until Thursday, March 16at 8AM there will be no parking on the even side of the street.

 

Please note: even if your street has parking traditionally on one side only, you still obey the odd/even parking restriction rules during a snow emergency and disobey the posted parking signage. Any vehicle in violation of these restrictions shall be subject to ticketing and/or towing.

 

Due to inclement weather conditions, garbage and recyclables that are scheduled for pick up on Tuesday, March 14th will be rescheduled for pickup on Wednesday (also depending on weather conditions).

 

City Hall and the Library will be closed to the public on Tuesday. Please check the New York State Court website at www.nycourts.gov for a list of city court closures. The Common Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday evening has been postponed until Wednesday, March 15th at 7:00pm.

 

Mayor Morse has made arrangements to have the “warming station” available when needed at the Cohoes Community Center. By collaborating with community resources such as the Cohoes Community Center, we seek to provide overnight, temporary shelter to the homeless and residents that are without heat and/or shelter.  For anyone that is in need of assistance, please call 911 or go to your nearest Fire or Police Department and they will help assist in opening up the Cohoes Community Center located at 22 Remsen Street as a warming station to alleviate any potential health or safety hazards during the below freezing temperatures.


City of Mechanicville:

Due to the impending storm, the City of Mechanicville has declared a Snow Emergency (under section 183-22 of the City Code) starting at 8pm Tuesday March 14, 2017.   Beginning at 8pm Tuesday, all vehicles that are parked on the City streets should be parked on the EVEN side of the street and remain there for 24 hours.  Beginning at 8pm on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 all vehicles parked on the City streets should then be parked on the ODD side of the street for the following 24 hours. Any vehicles in violation will be ticketed and towed.  If you have any questions please call the Department of Public Works at 664-7171 or the Mechanicville Police Department at 664-7383.

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Village of Catskill:

Due to the forecast of snow; the parking plan for snow removal for the Village of Catskill will be initiated on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 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 14,  2017 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.
  •           Any questions may be answered by calling the Village of Catskill Police Department at 943-2244

City of Rensselaer:

The City of Rensselaer has EXTENDED  the  “SNOW EMERGENCY” . Beginning tonight March 15, 2017 at 8:00PM there will be No Parking on the ODD side of the streets for a 24 hour period.

Vehicles in violation of this Local Law will be subject to ticketing and/or towing.

The “SNOW EMERGENCY” will be continued until such time that the City of Rensselaer calls off the emergency. The City website will have all up to date notifications and cancelations concerning this emergency at www.rensselaerny.gov

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CALL THE CITY OF RENSSELAER POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 518-462-7451.

 


Town of Waterford:

The Town of Waterford Highway Department has declared a SNOW EMERGENCY for all Town Roads. The Snow Emergency will be in effect from 9:00 am on Tuesday, March 14 2017 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 Town Highway Garage at 518-235-3413 or the Waterford Police Department at 518-237-3341.


City of Amsterdam:

In anticipation of significant snowfall amounts, the City of Amsterdam has declared a Snow Emergency effective 12:00 noon – Tuesday, March 14th, 2017.

The Snow Emergency requires that all motor vehicles be removed from City of Amsterdam streets by 12:00 pm, Tuesday, March 14th, 2017. Vehicles must remain off city streets until the snow emergency is lifted.

Motorist needing parking accommodations can visit the Amsterdam Police Department Facebook page to view a list of city-owned parking lots.

The list is also presented in the “SNOW” pamphlet that is available for pick up at the Amsterdam Police Department or at Amsterdam City Hall.

A follow-up press release will be sent out to notify the public when the Snow Emergency will be lifted.

For immediate cell phone notification regarding this or any City emergency, please sign up for Nixle at www.nixle.com or simply text your zip code (12010) to 888-777.

Most City owned parking lots are clearly marked.

Attached is a list of City-Owned Parking Lots:   

  • City Hall
  • Post Office
  • Church St. next to Indian Museum
  • Guy Park Ave. Ext. (Kirk Douglas park)
  • Golf Course lot
  • Veterans Field – upper field along Locust Ave, Roosevelt Rd and pool building road
  • Morris St. parking lot
  • East Main & Degraff (both lots)
  • Between Vrooman and Lefferts (behind the Arts Center)
  • Eagle & East Main St.
  • Dean & East Main St.
  • 47 Reid St. (lot)
  • Milton Ave between 1st & 2nd Ave.
  • Prospect (hill) Street lot (across from Elizabeth)
  • Chestnut & Lincoln (basketball court lot)
  • Bunn & Thomas St.
  • Greene & Mechanic St. (both sides)
  • Union & Orange St.
  • Union (between Brandt & McDonnell)
  • Clinton & Division St.
  • Bridge St. (next to bakery)
  • Center St. (Sampone Park only)
  • 197 Florida Ave. (lot)
  • Pedestrian Bridge lot off River Street
  • Chalmers lot
  • Brookside Ave. (old Eddy Brush grounds across from Hempton St. – large lot)

Town of Brunswick

The Town of Brunswick has declared a snow emergency starting at 6:00 PM Monday, March 13, 2017 until 6:00 PM Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Residents are required to park in their driveways. There will be NO parking on Town roads. Any vehicle in violation of the parking restrictions will be ticketed and/or towed at the owner’s expense.


Saratoga Springs:

In accordance with City Code Section 225-57, a snow emergency has been declared beginning at: 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday March 14, 2017

  • Beginning at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday March 15, 2017 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 9:00 a.m., Friday March 17, 2017
  • 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 owner’s expense.


Hudson:

3/14 – 12 a.m. to Midnight: Snow emergency begins. No parking on odd side (20 hours), park on the even side.

3/14 – 8 p.m.: Snow emergency continues. No parking on the even side (22 hours), park on the odd side.

3/15 – 6 p.m.: Snow emergency ends. Follow snow removal signage.

*Sidewalks must be shoveled to the curb within 12 hours after the storm concludes for Warren Street and within 24 hours after the storm concludes for the rest of the city.

Hudson snow removal FAQs.


Rotterdam:

The Highway Superintendent from the Town of Rotterdam has declared a snow emergency for the Town of Rotterdam beginning Tuesday March 14, 2017 at 7:00 a.m.  No cars should be parked on any town roads.  Cars parked in violation will be ticketed and towed.  The snow emergency is in effect until future notice.


Waterford:

Please be advised that a snow emergency is in effect in the Village of Waterford from 9:00 a.m. Tuesday March 14,2017 until all streets are plowed and pushed back. Any vehicles not moved or interfering with snow plowing operations on Village streets or the Village parking lot will be towed at owners expense.

Alternate side parking is not in effect in the Village of Waterford

If you have any questions call the Village office at 235-9898.


Pittsfield:

Please be advised that on Tuesday, March 14th, the city is expected to receive two to four inches of snow per hour, therefore the City of Pittsfield has declared a snow emergency. An on-street parking ban, except for North Street, will be in effect 8 a.m. Tuesday through 7 a.m. Wednesday, March 15th.

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 on Tuesday.

Garbage pickup will be canceled Tuesday and all routes will be delayed one day. Please keep fire hydrants and sidewalks shoveled and accessible in case of emergencies.


Nassau:

Effective midnight tonight, all parking on Town of Nassau roadways is prohibited. The Nassau Town Hall as well as the Town of Nassau Transfer Station will be closed on Tuesday, March 14 for the safety of our staff but also to allow our highway personnel to concentrate their activities on snow removal.

Blowing and drifting snow will cause dangerous driving conditions. Exercise caution and plan ahead.  Unnecessary travel may lead to accidents which endangers our emergency services personnel. Please avoid travel to the extent possible on Tuesday, March 14, 2016 until the roadways are clear and the storm has passed.  Please allow our dedicated highway crew the time to operate.

All illegally parked vehicles will be towed to enable opening of roadways within the jurisdiction.


Lenox, Mass.:

The Town of Lenox, MA has declared a SNOW EMERGENCY beginning Tuesday, 14 March 2017 at 6AM continuing through Wednesday, 15 March at 8PM.  Any vehicles parked on any streets town wide will be towed at the owner’s expense for snow removal purposes.


North Adams:

A Snow Emergency has been issued for the City of North Adams from 10:00 p.m. Monday until noon Wednesday, March 15th.

All residents are urged to NOT park vehicles on City streets and LIMIT their travel during this time to allow for the removal of snow and clearing of streets throughout this weather event and further reminds that the overnight parking ban is in effect and will be enforced.

The mayor asks all residents to be patient as this snowfall is predicted to be very heavy with significant wind and over an extended period of time.  The additional cleanup efforts, most specifically widening of streets in the main corridor of the city will continue after the conclusion of the storm.


Glens Falls:

Parking restrictions in place for the City of Glens Falls beginning on Tuesday, March 14th at 5 p.m. through Wednesday, March 15th at 7 a.m. During this time period, on-street parking on all City streets is banned to allow City snowplows and crews to clear the streets for any needed emergency vehicle access.


Green Island:

Due to expected inclement weather, the Green Island Town Court is canceling their scheduled Tuesday, March 14th session. Those scheduled to appear on that date should contact the Town Court at 273-0661 to reschedule.

Tuesday garbage pickup will still occur as scheduled, however, recyclable pickup is canceled until next week. Residents are asked to please hold onto them until next week. Thank you for your cooperation.


Cohoes:

Mayor Shawn M. Morse has announced a Snow Emergency in the City of Cohoes commencing at 8AM Tuesday, March 14 continuing until 8AM on Thursday, March 16. The following restrictions apply:

  • Tuesday, March 14 from 8 a.m. until Wednesday, March 15 at 8AM there will be no parking on the odd side of the street.
  • Wednesday, March 15 from 8 a.m. until Thursday, March 16 at 8AM there will be no parking on the even side of the street.

Please note: even if your street has parking traditionally on one side only, you still obey the odd/even parking restriction rules during a snow emergency and disobey the posted parking signage. Any vehicle in violation of these restrictions shall be subject to ticketing and/or towing.

Due to inclement weather conditions, recyclables that are scheduled for pick up on Tuesday, March 14th will be rescheduled for pickup on Wednesday (also depending on weather conditions).


Colonie:

As of Monday evening, March 13 at 7pm the Village of Colonie has enacted a snow emergency in which no cars are to be parked on Village streets.  If no contact can be made with the resident the vehicle will be towed. The snow emergency is in effect for 48 hours.


Watervliet:

The City of Watervliet has called a Snow Emergency effective Thursday March 16,, 2017 at 7:00 AM. Any vehicles parked, stalled, or otherwise that are not moved as required will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense. Residents should be prepared to move vehicles from city streets when directed to allow plowing operations in those areas.

For information contact the Watervliet Police Department at 270-3833


Stillwater:

TUESDAY

MARCH 14, 2017

12 PM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

NO PARKING ON VILLAGE STREETS

CARS WILL BE TOWED


North Greenbush:

Be advised that Supervisor Louis Desso has declared a SNOW EMERGENCY for the Town of North Greenbush, effective 6:00 am on March 14, 2017 for Winter Storm Stella. The Snow Emergency Declaration will remain in effect until 6:00 pm on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

No vehicles should be parked on any town roads. Any vehicles not moved or interfering with snow plowing.


Amsterdam:

Mayor Michael Villa has declared a STATE OF EMERGENCY within the City of Amsterdam effective at 4:00PM today’s date. The declaration includes a TRAVEL BAN for all city streets. No vehicular travel is allowed under this order. Exceptions under the travel ban include emergency vehicles, Department of Public Works, and essential public service vehicles.

The State of Emergency will remain in effect until rescinded by a subsequent order.


Schenectady:

            The Schenectady Police Department’s Traffic Division will be assisting city bureaus with snow removal throughout the city over the next several days.  Every effort will be made to contact registered owners of any vehicle that is snow covered AND hasn’t moved within 24 hours, if the owner cannot reached the vehicle will be ticketed and towed.

Additionally, several streets over the next few days will be posted with RED NO PARKING signs to allow city crews to clear and remove snow.


Cohoes:

The City of Cohoes will be posting emergency parking signs on designated streets for snow removal. The parking restrictions will be in effect for Saturday, March 18 from 7AM until 7PM. Emergency parking will be enforced on the following streets:

  • Remsen Street
  • Main Street (from Columbia Street to White Street)
  • Congress Street
  • Lancaster Street

Any vehicle in violation of the parking restrictions shall be subject to ticketing and towing. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this time.

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