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Mayor Madden Announces Snow Emergency for City of Troy

March 15, 2017


Mayor Madden Announces Snow Emergency for City of 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.


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John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information
[email protected] / (518) 279-7131