Mayor Mantello Issues Update on City Preparations Ahead of Winter Storm this weekend
TROY, NY – Ahead of potentially heavy snowfall arriving in the Capital Region , Mayor Mantello has issued an update on the City’s preparations for this potentially hazardous winter storm. City Departments of Public Works and Public Utilities crews are coordinating on storm response efforts and will be out in full force to keep Troy's approximately 150 miles of roads and alleyways clear. A sufficient supply of road salt is available to treat streets ahead of the storm.
Mayor Mantello said, “Making sure our streets, alleys and sidewalks are accessible is crucial during winter storms. Our City staff is making all the necessary preparations for this weekend's snowfall. We ask all residents to take appropriate precautions, limit travel when possible, and give City plow vehicles room to clear snow and ice throughout the storm. ”
Residents are encouraged to move their vehicles into driveways (where available) or City-owned off-street lots and garages to help keep roadways clear for plow vehicles to operate. Free overnight parking is also available at City-owned lots and garages. For a map of available public parking options, visit https://www.troyny.gov/202/Municipal-Lots-Garages
The National Weather Service (NWS) has upgraded a Winter Storm Watch to a Winter Storm Warning for the greater Capital Region, including Troy. Heavy, wet snow is expected to create hazardous travel risk and blustery conditions may result in power outages. accumulations of 6 to10 inches possible. Travel may be impacted. The Winter Storm Warning will remain in effect from 4 pm Friday, January 5 through 7 pm Sunday , January 7.
For more info on local weather conditions, please visit the NWS website at https://www.weather.gov/aly/
Snow Emergency Plan
Additionally, Mayor Mantello is reminding Troy residents, families and businesses to review the city’s Snow Emergency rules and procedures https://www.troyny.gov/205/Snow-Emergency
A snow emergency has not been declared at this time. Snow emergencies are declared at the discretion of the Mayor at either 8 am or 8 pm and will last for 48 hours. If a snow emergency is called the city will send an email and text Alert to residents and notify news outlets. Information will also be posted on the city website and social media pages.
Neighborhood Safety Tips
Mayor Mantello encourages Troy residents to lend a hand during the storm. The City has issued the following reminders to Collar City residents to assist with snow removal efforts in neighborhoods across the community:
- 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.
- If you lose power, please contact National Grid at 1-800-867-5222 or report it online.