Mayor Issues Update on City Response to Last Week’s Winter Storm

Mayor Issues Update on City Response to Last Week’s Winter Storm

TROY, NY (February 7, 2022) – Mayor Patrick Madden provided an update on the City’s response to last week’s winter storm that resulted in snow, sleet, and icy conditions across the Collar City. Members of the City’s Public Works and Public Utilities staff were deployed beginning 10:00 a.m., Thursday and worked through Saturday to keep streets open.

Mayor Madden said, “Last week’s storm and the frigid cold air that followed resulted in significant accumulations of ice and snow. I thank the members of our municipal crews who worked throughout the storm to salt roads and plow ice and snow. Additional staff will be deployed this week to complete additional pushback work in neighborhoods throughout the City. We thank the public for their patience, cooperation and understanding while this important cleanup work continues.”

Troy residents are encouraged to park vehicles in driveways (where available) or park overnight in City-owned lots and garages to help keep streets clear for plow vehicles to operate. Free overnight parking is available weeknights at City-owned lots and garages. A map of available public parking options is available at www.troyny.gov/parking

Residents are reminded to observe all regular alternate-side parking restrictions, including in the downtown area. Vehicles in violation of parking restrictions will receive a ticket and be towed, both at the owner’s expense.

Mayor Madden is reminding Collar City residents to review the following information and safety reminders:

  • Do not shovel snow into city streets – this can create a hazard for vehicles and reduces effectiveness of snow cleanup by City crews.
  • Help protect your home, family and neighborhood by shoveling out fire hydrants near your home or business. Remove any snow and ice within a 3-foot perimeter around the hydrant. This can help save firefighters valuable time when responding to possible medical or public safety emergencies in your neighborhood. During an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.
  • Clear snow from your driveway, walkways and stairs to protect the health and safety of not only your family, but also mail carriers, delivery services, and emergency personnel who may be responding to a fire or medical emergency at your home.
  • Check in with neighbors, family, and friends – especially the elderly, those with young children, or mobility issues – who might need assistance.

Residents are encouraged to download the new ‘Cleanup Troy’ mobile app to receive notifications on changes in garbage & recycling collection services due to winter conditions. The app is available for iOs and Android devices, and can be downloaded at www.troyny.gov/recycling 

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