Mayor Madden Declares State of Emergency, Activates Snow Emergency in City of Troy

Mayor Madden Declares State of Emergency, Activates Snow Emergency in City of Troy

For Immediate Release
December 17, 2020

Mayor Madden Declares State of Emergency, Activates Snow Emergency in City of Troy

TROY, NY – Mayor Patrick Madden has declared a State of Emergency (SOE) in the City of Troy, New York, effective 9:00 a.m. today. Non-essential vehicle travel is suspended during the SOE. Municipal garbage and recycling collection has been suspended for Thursday, December 17, 2020. Residents are asked to relocate vehicles off City streets to assist with snow removal efforts.

City officials have also issued a Snow Emergency that will begin Thursday, December 17, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. Normal parking rules and regulations will be temporarily suspended on designated Snow Emergency streets only.

Beginning 8:00 p.m., Thursday, December 17, 2020, all vehicles must be parked on the EVEN-numbered side of designated Snow Emergency streets for 24 hours.

Beginning 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 18, 2020, all vehicles must be parked on the ODD-numbered side of designated Snow Emergency streets for the next 24 hours.

If your vehicle is parked in violation of these guidelines, you will receive a parking ticket and your vehicle will be towed, both at the owner’s expense. For more info on the City’s Snow Emergency rules and procedures, visit

Additional snow removal operations may be scheduled as conditions warrant. If necessary, an emergency may be extended an additional 48 hours with the odd/even parking restrictions starting over.

Snow Emergency Contact Information

  • For Snow Emergency information, call (518) 274-8769 for pre-recorded messages, visit or the City’s social media channels – Facebook ( / Twitter (
  • To locate a towed vehicle, please call the Troy Police Department non-emergency line at (518) 270-4421
  • For information on specific streets or vehicle impound locations, call the DPW dispatcher at (518) 270-4579
  • During an emergency, please dial 9-1-1
  • For additional questions regarding the City’s Snow Emergency program, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page on the City website.
  • To report power outages or to determine status of service restoration, please contact National Grid at 1-800-867-5222 or report it online.
  • For info on local weather conditions, please visit the NWS website at

Overnight and Off-Street Parking

During a snow emergency, residents are encouraged to use public parking lots in their neighborhood. Vehicles can be parkedovernight only (5:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m.) at the following locations:

  • Y Lot (1st Street)
  • 5th Avenue Parking Garage
  • State Street Parking Garage
  • 5th Avenue & Congress Street Lot
  • Front Street Lot
  • Green Island Lot

Permitted vehicles can utilize these lots during normal daytime hours of operation.

24 hour parking is available at the following locations during a Snow Emergency:

  • Little Italy Market Lot
  • 4th and Ferry Street Lot
  • Knickerbacker Ice Facility lot
  • Frear Park Golf Course lot

For a map and locations of available parking lots and garages available during a Snow Emergency, please

Downtown Parking

During a Snow Emergency, parking restrictions in the Central Business District (Federal Street to Ferry Street and Front Street to 7th Avenue) will remain in effect as currently posted unless otherwise notified. Additional parking restrictions may be posted for snow removal operations. Please observe all posted restrictions when parking your vehicle.

Residents currently utilizing surface parking lots are asked to relocate their vehicles to the 5th Avenue Parking Garage or State Street Parking Garage. This will allow the City to clear surface lots for Snow Emergency use.

Designated Snow Emergency Streets

The City’s 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 (upper and lower)

·         Walker Avenue

·         Washington Street

·         Winter Street

Street Numbers

Some roads in Troy have odd- and even-numbered properties on both sides of the street. Temporary signage will be posted on these streets to designate where vehicles can park.

Neighborhood Safety Tips

Mayor Madden is reminding Collar City residents to assist with snow removal efforts in neighborhoods across the community. Residents are asked to review the following information & safety tips:

  • Help protect your family and neighborhood by shoveling out fire hydrants near your home or business during and after the storm. This can help save local emergency personnel valuable time when responding to possible medical or public safety emergencies in your neighborhood. During an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.
  • 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.
  • Check in with neighbors, family, and friends – especially the elderly, those with young children, or mobility issues – who might need assistance.


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John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information
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