Mayor Madden Activates Additional Resources in Preparation for Friday snowstorm

Mayor Madden Activates Additional Resources in Preparation for Friday snowstorm

Mayor Madden Activates Additional Resources in Preparation for Friday snowstorm

TROY, NY (February 24, 2022) – Mayor Patrick Madden is activating additional city resources in preparation for Friday’s snowstorm. As crews begin their work later this evening into tomorrow, the city appreciates the cooperation from the public to ensure a successful and effective response to challenging winter weather.

City of Troy crews will be deployed to treat roadways and plow snow to keep Troy’s approximately 150 miles of roads and alleyways clear. Sufficient supply of road salt is available to treat city streets ahead of the storm.

Troy residents are encouraged to move their vehicles into driveways (where available) or to municipal parking lots and garages. Moving vehicles off the street will help keep roads open and passable for plow vehicles to clear roads of snow and ice. Residents are also reminded to observe normal alternate-side parking restrictions in their neighborhood.

Free overnight parking is available weeknights at City-owned lots and garages. For more info on available public parking options and a map of locations, visit www.troyny.gov/parking

We urge all residents regardless of their street to use caution while traveling icy or snow-covered roadways. Please keep in mind that posted speed limits apply to ideal driving conditions and that weather may warrant greater reduction of speed.

Out of an abundance of caution and until more permanent solutions can be constructed Thompson Street between Burden Avenue and Phelan Court will be closed during inclement weather.  Local traffic will be permitted, and area residents may continue to access their homes and properties.

Snow Emergency Notifications

At this time, the city has not declared a snow emergency. The city will closely monitor the storm to determine if a snow emergency is warranted. There are several ways the public can find out if a snow emergency has been declared.

  • Call the Troy Snow Emergency Hotline at (518) 274-8769
  • Visit the City of Troy’s Facebook page or Twitter account
  • Watch local television, listen to local radio and monitor regional print outlets, including the Troy Record, Albany Times Union, and other local news stations.
  • Check for email announcements from the City. Residents and business owners can request email notifications by visiting the City’s sign-up page.

Neighborhood Safety Tips

Mayor Madden is reminding Collar City residents to review the following information and safety reminders ahead of the storm. Cooperation from the public will help assist with snow removal efforts and maintain accessibility in neighborhoods across the Troy community:

  • Help protect your home, family and neighborhood by shoveling out fire hydrants near your home or business during and after the storm. 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.
  • Sidewalks adjacent to properties must be cleared of snow by 10:00 a.m. the day following the end of a snowstorm. Do not shovel snow into city streets – this can create a hazard for vehicles and reduces effectiveness of snow cleanup by City crews. Failure to comply will result in a violation.
  • Check in with neighbors, family, and friends – especially the elderly, those with young children, or mobility issues – who might need assistance.
  • If you lose power, please contact National Grid at 1-800-867-5222 or report it online.

To report snow plowing/removal issues, please call 518-237-0241.

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Press Contact:

Christopher Nolin, Acting Deputy Mayor
[email protected] / (518) 279-7130

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