Mayor Madden Issues Update on City Preparations for Winter Storm

Mayor Madden Issues Update on City Preparations for Winter Storm

For Immediate Release
January 31, 2021

Mayor Madden Issues Update on City Preparations for Winter Storm

TROY, NY – Mayor Patrick Madden has issued an update regarding City preparations for heavy snowfall expected to arrive in the Capital Region on Monday morning.

Mayor Madden said, “City crews are coordinating efforts ahead of the upcoming snow storm to ensure our streets open and passable for Troy residents, families, and emergency vehicles. Cooperation from the public is essential to a successful and effective response to winter storms, and I encourage everyone to give plow vehicles space to operate throughout the storm.”

Approximately 30 vehicles from the Department of Public Works and Public Utilities will be deployed dedicated to snow plowing and cleanup 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 your vehicle off the street will help keep roads clear for plow vehicles clear roads of snow and ice. 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

Weather Forecast

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the greater Capital Region, including Troy, beginning Monday 7:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. Tuesday. Heavy snow is expected, with accumulations of 6 to 10 inches possible. Motorists should use caution and expect delays during their Monday morning commute.

For more info on local weather conditions, please visit the NWS website at www.weather.gov/aly/

Neighborhood Safety Tips

Mayor Madden is reminding Collar City residents to review the following information and safety reminders ahead of the storm. Assistance and 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.

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