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Posted at: 12/16/2007 12:26 PM
Updated at: 03/13/2017 11:48 AM
By: WNYT Staff

Snow Emergency Declared for Saratoga Springs in Preparation of Snow Storm

Commissioner Scirocco Urges City Residents to Stay Off Roadways

Saratoga Springs, NY – A snow emergency has been declared in Saratoga Springs in preparation for the upcoming winter snow storm. The snow emergency takes effect at 9:00 pm on Tuesday, March 14 and will be in effect until Friday, March 17. During a snow emergency, all vehicles must be moved to a cleared or plowed area every twelve hours. City streets with alternate side parking are not impacted and cars should be moved as previously posted.

“We’re expecting a bad one and the meteorologists are saying this is going to be a serious storm,” said Scirocco. “City residents should plan to stay off the roadways and I request that they utilize driveways and garages to park off the street when possible so our DPW crews are able to clear the roads.”

A winter storm warning has been issued by the National Weather Service until 8PM on Wednesday, with heavy snow beginning Tuesday morning. Preliminary forecasts indicate total snow accumulations of anywhere from 8 to 18 inches, and a possible snow accumulation of one-to-three inches per hour Tuesday morning.

“Our crews will be working round the clock to clear this storm once it hits our area. Moving parked cars to cleared spaces and staying off the roads assists our plows in moving the snow quickly, keeping the roads cleared and safe,” said Scirocco.

City residents can report snow removal issues to the Department of Public Works by calling DPW dispatch at 584-3356.

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.