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The following cities and towns have issued snow emergencies:

  • Albany, N.Y.: Please be advised the City of Albany has declared a SNOW EMERGENCY that will begin on Monday, January 21, 2019, at 8:00 P.M..  At that time, all normal parking rules and regulations are temporarily suspended.
    • Beginning Monday, January 21, 2019, at 8:00 P.M., all vehicles must be parked on the EVEN numbered side of the street for 24 hours.
    • Beginning Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 8:00 P.M., 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 vehicle will be ticketed and may be towed.  After the second 24-hour period, please stay tuned for further announcements. 

  • Amsterdam, N.Y.: In anticipation of significant snow amounts, the City of Amsterdam will declare a Snow Emergency effective 12:00 noon on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The Snow Emergency requires that all motor vehicles be removed from City of Amsterdam streets by 12:00 noon on Saturday, January 19. 2019. 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 842-1100
    • #UPDATE: City of Amsterdam lifts Snow Emergency parking ban, effective 6:00 pm tonight. “At that time, please park on the EVEN side of the street, in preparation for tomorrow’s even date (01/22/19).”
  • Athens, N.Y.: Snow emergency starting Saturday, January 19 and ending Wednesday, January 23. Whenever Snow is forecasted by the National Weather Service, alternate side of the street parking will be in effect on ALL streets located within the Village of Athens, regardless of posting. All vehicles will be parked on the even side of the street from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., and the odd side of the street from 8:00 p.m. until 8:00 am. This alternate side parking will be in effect until snow is rempved from the street.
  • Castleton-on-Hudson, N.Y.: The Village of Castleton-on-Hudson has declared a snow emergency from 6:00 pm on Saturday, January 19, 2019 until noon on Monday, January 21, 2019.
  • Cohoes, N.Y.: Due to the anticipated snow storm, Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse has declared a Snow Emergency in the City of Cohoes commencing at 7:00a.m. onSaturday, January 19, 2019, there will be NO parking on the ODD side of the street for a24 hour period. On the following day, Sunday, January 20, 2019, beginning at 7:00 a.m. there will be NO parking on the EVEN side of the streetfor a 24 hour period. Any vehicles not moved to the appropriate side of the street will be subject to ticketing and towing. 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.
  • Glens Falls, N.Y.: In anticipation of a long-duration snow event that will bring heavy precipitation to the region beginning Saturday evening and continuing into early Monday, a “Snow Emergency” will go into effect in the City of Glens Falls beginning at 12 a.m., Sunday and continuing through 8 a.m., Monday.

    During the Snow Emergency, vehicle travel is discouraged. Motorists are prohibited from parking on City streets to allow plow crews to clear the snow. Those who must travel are encouraged to prepare for the elements by wearing layers of protective clothing and carrying supplies for emergencies in their vehicle such as blankets, water and food in case of a breakdown.

    Because of the extreme cold and windy conditions forecast for Monday, Greater Glens Falls Transit buses will delay the start of all services on Monday until 10 a.m. Any additional service changes or updates will be posted on Greater Glens Falls Transit’s website

  • Lenox, Mass.: The Town of Lenox, MA has declared a SNOW EMERGENCY beginning Saturday, 19 January 2019 at 7pm continuing through Sunday, 20 January 2019 at 5PM.  Any vehicles parked on any streets town wide will be towed at the owner’s expense for snow removal purposes.

  • Village of Mayfield, N.Y.: LEVEL 2 Snow Emergency declared in the Village of Mayfield effective at 8:00 P.M. on January 19, 2019. This Snow Emergency will remain in effect until rescinded by a subsequent order. No parking on Village streets during the emergency, regardless of time of day. 

    LEVEL 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution.

  • Town of North Greenbush, N.Y.: Supervisor Louis Desso has declared a SNOW EMERGENCY for the Town of North Greenbush, effective 6:00 PM on Saturday, January 19, 2019 in anticipation of Winter Storm Harper. The Snow Emergency Declaration will remain in effect until 6:00 PM on Sunday, January 20, 2019. No vehicles should be parked on any town roads. Any vehicles not moved or interfering with snow plowing operations on Town roads may be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense. Residents are encouraged to remain off the streets unless necessary for their own safety.

  • Pittsfield, Mass.: With forecasts of over 1 foot of snow predicted tonight through early Sunday evening, the City of Pittsfield has declared a snow emergency and on-street parking ban beginning midnight, Saturday, Jan. 19 through midnight Sunday, Jan. 20.

    Motorists are encouraged to stay off the roads during this time except for emergency situations in order to let plows clear the roadways. Vehicles parked on city streets must be removed to allow for plowing. The McKay Street garage will be open this weekend and residents may park in the garage for free until the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 22.

    Please keep fire hydrants and sidewalks shoveled (particularly those that accommodate school children) accessible in case of emergencies.

    The City of Pittsfield thanks you for your patience and please stay safe.

  • City of Rensselaer, N.Y.: The City of Rensselaer has declared a “SNOW EMERGENCY” that will be in effect beginning Saturday, January 19 at 8 p.m. NO PARKING will begin on the ODD side of the street for 24 hours. After 24 hours, there will be NO PARKING on even side of the street. Violators will be subject to ticketing and/or towing.

  • Rotterdam, N.Y.: The Town of Rotterdam Highway Superintendent has declared a snow emergency beginning at 6:00pm, Saturday, January 19, 2019 and ending at 6:00pm, Monday, January 21, 2019.

    As a reminder, there shall be no cars parked on Town roads or other items on the side of Town roads. Any vehicle parked on a Town road during this time will be ticketed and towed.

  • Saratoga Springs, N.Y.: A snow emergency has been declared in the City of Saratoga Springs in preparation for the upcoming winter snow storm. The snow emergency takes effect at 9:00 PM on Saturday, January 19, and will be in effect until 9:00 AM Tuesday, January 22. 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.

  • Schenectady, N.Y.: Priority street parking restrictions go into effect following 3 inches of snow. 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)

  • Town of Schodack, N.Y.: Saturday from 6 p.m. to Monday 6 a.m.  No on street parking during this period. Violators may be towed.

  • Scotia, N.Y.: Due to the expected storm, the Village of Scotia has declared a snow emergency.  As a result, a parking ban will be in effect on all streets and in the municipal lot from 12 a.m. Sunday (January 20th) until 12 p.m. on Monday (January 21st).  Violators may be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense. 

  • Troy, N.Y.:  Mayor Patrick Madden is reminding residents to take precautions during potentially inclement weather expected to impact the Collar City this weekend. City crews will be mobilized prior to and throughout the storm to clear snow and address icy conditions on local roadways. Residents are asked to watch for plow vehicles operating in their neighborhood.

    Regular parking restrictions in the Central Business District (Federal Street to Ferry Street / Front Street to 7th Avenue) will remain in effect as currently posted. Vehicles in violation of posted parking restrictions will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.

    Residents are encouraged to utilize city-owned lots and garages. Free parking will be available beginning 5:00pm, Friday, January 18th, until 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 22nd, at the following locations:

    • 5th Avenue parking garage
    • State Street parking garage
    • Green Island lot, Front Street lot
    • 5th Avenue & Congress Street lot
    • 4th Street lot (intersection of Ferry and 4th Street)
    • Y-Lot (1st Street between River and State Street).
  • Town of Colonie, N.Y.: The Village of Colonie is enacting a Snow Emergency effective today January 20, 2019.  The emergency will be in effect for 48 hours.  During this time there shall be no parking on Village of Colonie streets.


The following events have been canceled due to the storm:

  • Special Olympics New York is cancelling its Super Regional Games competition Saturday, January 19, at West Mountain due to weather concerns.
  • Mayor’s Cup events on Saturday, January 19 have been postponed to Tuesday, January 29.  The women’s game will be at 4 p.m. and the men’s game will be at 7 p.m..  Tickets for the games on January 19th will be honored on the 29th.  If fans can not attend on January 29th, refunds can be obtained at the original point of purchase.
  • Alabama Concert postponed due to weather.

    Due to the impending Blizzard and winter storm, and the ban on bus and tractor trailer travel on the Highways, The ALABAMA Concert with Special guest EXILE originally scheduled for Sunday, January 20th 2019 has been rescheduled. The new Concert Date has been moved to Friday February 8, 2019.  Tickets purchased for the January 20th show will be honored on the new date.  Fans that are unable to attend on February 8 2019 can obtain a refund at the original point of purchase.

    Tickets for the new date will go on sale Tuesday Jan 22 at 10:00 a.m. at the arena box office, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and at all Ticketmaster outlets or online at

    Randy Owen lead singer for the group Alabama says “we cannot wait to play for our loyal fans in Albany, New York and are glad the Times Union Center and Promoter Pepper Entertainment was able to reschedule our concert so quickly.  We are excited to celebrate our 50th anniversary with the legions of fans, our Special guest EXILE was also able to move to the new date. See you in a couple of weeks.“

    For further information contact Times Union Center, 518-487-2000

  • Proctors is closing at 6 p.m. Saturday, January 19, due to weather. All movies scheduled after 7 p.m. are cancelled.

  • Proctors, Proctors Box Office, Apostrophe and Proctors Gift Centre are all closed on Sunday, January 20.

  • Schenectady Greenmarket and movies scheduled for Sunday, January 20 at Proctors are canceled.

  • The Schenectady Symphony Orchestra MainStage performance of Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3, op.56 ‘Scottish,’ scheduled for Sunday, January 20 is postponed to 7 p.m. Monday, January 21. A pre-show talk will be held at 6 p.m in the G.E. Theatre at Proctors.



Information provided by the National Weather Service.