SCHENECTADY – On Tuesday, Mayor Gary McCarthy reminded residents to prepare for the forecasted snow storm and priority street plowing. According to the National Weather Service, Schenectady is expected to receive approximately eight inches of snow beginning Wednesday morning and ending later in the evening.
“We would like to remind city residents that priority street restrictions go into effect after the accumulation of three inches of snowfall,” Mayor McCarthy said. “Also, please clear one shovel-width of snow around fire hydrants and be mindful of your surroundings while operating a snowblower using necessary safety precautions.”
Vehicles cannot be parked on priority streets after the accumulation of three inches of snow. Tickets may be issued and vehicles may be towed at the owner’s expense. Parking on priority streets may resume only after the entire length of the street has been cleared of snow to the curb.
Priority streets are as follows:
- Van Vranken Avenue
- Nott Street (Erie Boulevard to Wendell Avenue)
- Union Street
- Eastern Avenue
- Brandywine Avenue (State Street to Rugby Road)
- McClellan Street (State Street to Rugby Road)
- State Street
- Erie Boulevard (State Street to I-890)
- Albany Street (Veeder Avenue to Elm Street)
- Altamont Avenue
- Schuyler Street (Michigan Avenue to Altamont Avenue)
- Michigan Avenue
- Crane Street
- Chrisler Avenue
- Broadway (State Street to the city line)
- Campbell Avenue (Broadway to Fairview Avenue)
Please be sure to check your local news reports, Mayor McCarthy added. For additional information regarding snow and parking restrictions, please visit the city’s website: www.cityofschenectady.com/225/Parking-Restrictions-Snow-Emergency.