TROY, NY – Mayor Lou Rosamilia has announced the details of the Troy’s newly adopted snow emergency plan to allow the City to clear roadways in an efficient and economically feasible manner. The new guidelines for declared “Snow Emergencies” will go into effect immediately.
“In order to ensure that this new measure is successful, we ask our residents and business owners to educate themselves about the new plan and fully cooperate with snowplowing and removal efforts,” said Mayor Rosamilia. “Doing so will allow for our streets to be cleared in a timely and safe manner.”
Snow emergencies will be declared at the discretion of the Mayor approximately eight to ten hours before the measure goes into effect. In the event that an emergency is announced, news outlets, including print newspapers, radio and television stations will be immediately notified. An emergency will begin at either or and last 48 hours. However, if conditions warrant, an emergency may be extended an additional 48 hours with the odd/even parking restrictions starting over.
In the event of a declared snow emergencies, only designated roadways will be affected. These include: Central Business District (Federal St. to Ferry St. / Front St. to 7th Ave), 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 (lower), Tibbits Avenue (upper), Walker Avenue, Washington Street and Winter Street. Roadways not listed will be provided with normal plowing services.
During the first 24 hours of snow emergencies, parking on the odd numbered side of affected roadways will be prohibited. Parking on the even numbered sides of city streets will be prohibited during the second 24 hours of declared emergencies. Vehicles in violation of these guidelines will receive a parking ticket and a towing fee, both at the owner’s expense.
Under a snow emergency, normal parking rules and regulations will be temporarily suspended on designated snow emergency streets only. In the Central Business District (Ferry Street to Federal Street / Front Street to 7th Avenue), parking restrictions will remain in effect unless otherwise notified.
During snow emergencies, residents are asked not to place trash bins in right of ways. Additionally, recycling collection will be suspended during a declared snow emergency.
For information or questions in the event of a snow emergency, residents are encouraged to call 274-TROY for pre-recorded messages or the Department of Public Works Dispatcher at 270-4579 for information on vehicle towing, vehicle impound locations and specific street information.