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SNOW EMERGENCIES:

The following cities and towns have issued snow emergencies:

  • Amsterdam, N.Y.: In anticipation of significant snow amounts, the City of Amsterdam will declare a Snow Emergency effective 12:00 noon on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. The Snow Emergency requires that all motor vehicles be removed from (parking on) City of Amsterdam streets by 12:00 noon on Tuesday February 12, 2019. Vehicles cannot park on city streets until the snow emergency is lifted. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Amsterdam Police Department 842-1100.
  • Athens, N.Y.: 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 a.m. This alternate side parking will be in effect until snow is removed from the street.
  • Brunswick, N.Y.: The Town of Brunswick has declared a snow emergency starting at 12:00 NOON today, Tuesday February 12, 2019 until Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 9:00 AM. 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, N.Y.: The Village of Castleton-on-Hudson has declared a snow emergency from noon to midnight on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.
  • Glens Falls, N.Y.: In anticipation of heavy snow later today, Mayor Daniel Hall has declared a Snow Emergency to go into effect at 8 p.m. this evening and run through 7 a.m. Wednesday in the City of Glens Falls to allow City crews to clear streets overnight. During the Snow Emergency, on-street parking is prohibited and motorists are urged to stay off City streets. To assure that those attending the scheduled Common Council meeting are able to return home before the Snow Emergency goes into effect, Mayor Hall has moved the time of the Common Council meeting to 5:30 p.m. in Common Council Chambers.
  • Grafton, N.Y.: A Snow Emergency has been declared, starting at 12:00 NOON today, Tuesday, February 12, 2019 until Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 9:00 AM. Residents are asked to park in their driveways - there will be no parking on Town Roads. This will facilitate the Highway Department in keeping the Town Roads clear and passable for the safety of Grafton Residents.
  • Lenix, Mass.:  The Town of Lenox, MA has declared a SNOW EMERGENCY beginning Tuesday, 12 February 2019 at 12 pm continuing through Wednesday, 13 February 2019 at 8 am.  Any vehicles parked on any streets town wide will be towed at the owner’s expense for snow removal purposes.
  • Rotterdam, N.Y.: The Town of Rotterdam Highway Superintendent has declared a snow emergency beginning at 12:00 pm, Tuesday, February 12, 2019 and ending at 6:00 am, Thursday, February 14, 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.
  • Town of Schodack, N.Y.: Effective immediately, no on-street parking until noon Wednesday.
  • Saratoga Springs, N.Y.: Saratoga Springs, NY – 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 Tuesday, January 29, and will be in effect until 9:00 am Thursday, January 31. 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. City residents can report snow removal issues to the Department of Public Works by calling DPW dispatch at 518-584-3356.
  • Town of Waterford, N.Y.: The Town of Waterford Highway Department has declared a Snow Emergency for all Town roads. The Snow Emergency will be in effect from 12:00pm Tuesday February 12, 2019 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 owner’s expense. If you have any questions please call the Town Highway Garage at (518) 235-3413.
  • Village of Waterford, N.Y.: Please be advised that a snow emergency is in effect in the Village of Waterford from 12:00 PM Tuesday February 12, 2019 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 owner’s 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.

  • Whitehall, N.Y.: A SNOW EMERGENCY will be in effect for the Village of Whitehall beginning at 7AM Tuesday (02/12) through 7AM Thursday (02/14). No vehicles will be permitted to park on any public street throughout the duration of the snow emergency - vehicles in violation will be towed at the owner's expense. The Village of Whitehall thanks you for your cooperation and assistance in helping to keep the streets clear of vehicles to assist with prompt and safe snow removal. Should you have any questions, please contact the Village DPW at (518)499-1575. Please plan ahead and travel safely during the storm if you must! Instructions: No vehicles will be permitted to park on any public street throughout the duration of the snow emergency - vehicles in violation will be towed at the owner's expense. 

EVENT CANCELATIONS:

The following events have been canceled due to the storm:

  • The Kelly Adirondack Center of Union College cancels "Adirondack Place Names" due to the storm.
  • Averill Park Fire District 2/12 Board meeting cancelled.  To be re-scheduled.
  • Due to the winter storm, Norman Rockwell Museum will be closing early today, February 12, at noon.
  • Due to the inclement weather, Tuesday’s screening of “Moby Dick, The Mini Series, Part I,” at the Berkshire Athenaeum is canceled. The screening of the film’s Part II on Thursday, Feb. 14 is also canceled. Both programs will be rescheduled at later dates.
  • Saratoga County offices, including all DMV offices, will close at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 due to inclement weather. They will reopen for normal business at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday February 13, 2019.

TRANSPORTATION ALERTS:

  • ALERT: A long tandem ban will be in effect from 12 p.m. until 10 p.m. on I-87 from exit 17 (Newburgh - Scranton- I-84 - NY Routes 17K & 300) to I-90 exit 39 (Syracuse - Fulton - I-690 - NY Route 690).

  • Parking at the Broadway Garage in Schenectady is FREE from 3 p.m. Tuesday to 9 a.m. Wednesday. Consider parking here so crews can clear streets.

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