For Immediate Release
February 7, 2018
Mayor Madden Announces Citywide Snow Cleanup Operations
Snow plowing operations underway across Troy
Motorists reminded to observe posted parking restrictions to assist city crews with clearing snow from neighborhoods
Improperly parked vehicles will be ticketed and towed at owner’s expense
TROY, NY – With significant snow accumulations expected across the Collar City during Wednesday afternoon and evening, Mayor Patrick Madden today announced details of the City’s snow removal operations. Department of Public Works and Public Utilities crews have been deployed to conduct snow plowing and pushback operations in neighborhoods throughout Troy.
Mayor Madden said, “Cooperation from the public is essential to help keep City streets clear for first responders and emergency vehicles operating during and after the snowstorm. Residents can assist by following posted restrictions when parking their vehicle to keep roads clear for snow plows operating in their neighborhood.”
Residents and business owners are asked to observe all posted parking restrictions to assist City crews conducting municipal snow plowing operations. Illegally parked vehicles will be ticketed and towed, both at the owners expense. Motorists should exercise caution, watch for emergency vehicles, and reduce speeds during the snow storm. Please limit travel to keep roadways open and accessible for crews conducting snow plowing operations.
Please keep neighborhoods accessible by removing snow and ice from sidewalks and ramps near your home or business. Residents and property owners are reminded that sidewalks adjacent to their property must be cleared of snow by 10:00am the day following the end of a snowstorm. Please do not shovel snow into city streets. This can create a hazard and reduces effectiveness of snow cleanup by City crews. Shovel out fire hydrants near your home during and after a snowstorm.
Additionally, residents are encouraged to utilize available municipal parking structures for overnight parking. All city-operated parking lots and garages are available for free parking overnight Monday through Friday, 6:00 pm – 8:00 am. To view a list of available municipal lots and garages please visit the City’s Parking homepage. If available, residents are asked to park their vehicles in driveways to keep city roadways as clear of obstacles as possible.
Municipal garbage and recycling collection schedule will occur as normal. However, due to the snowstorm, residents should leave uncollected garbage and recyclable items curbside for collection on Friday, February 9. Bulk trash collection will be suspended for Thursday, February 8.
John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information
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