Update: New Rochelle officials announced that the snow emergency will be lifted at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, but cautioned that hazardous travel conditions remain, including slippery roads and black ice. DPW crews will be working overnight with the goal of making roads passable for the morning commute. Parking will remain free in the parking garages until 6 a.m. on Wednesday.
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - With as much as a foot of snow expected to hit the region, officials in New Rochelle have declared a snow emergency that will be effective as of midnight on Monday.
According to the New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the state is anticipating that between 16 and 20 inches of snow may fall in the lower Hudson Valley, with more than a foot coming to upstate New York. State police have cautioned that the storm may impact the region until Wednesday night, causing a combination of low visibility and slippery roadways, creating “treacherous travel conditions.”
During the snow emergency, there is no parking on designated streets , but New Rochelle City Manager has urged all residents to remove cars from roadways in advance of the storm, noting that “having fewer vehicles on the street will facilitate plowing operations.”
In an effort to facilitate those plowing efforts, free parking is being provided at metered spaces in the New Roc and Transit Center garages beginning at 5 p.m. on Monday, and extended until further notice from officials.
Strome added that “all unnecessary travel should be avoided,” as the storm is expected to produce dangerous travel conditions that include black ice and whiteout conditions. Crews from the Department of Public Works “will be at work around the clock as conditions permit clearing the roads,” Strome said.
The New Rochelle City Council meeting that was scheduled for March 14 has been rescheduled to next week. Tuesday’s garbage pickup on the South End has been canceled, with the next scheduled pickup planned for Friday. Wednesday’s citywide paper recycling has been postponed until Thursday, and Thursday’s North End garbage pickup has been canceled.
All city offices will be closed on Tuesday. Anyone that experiences power outages can call Con Edison directly at 1-800-75-CONED. Downed trees can be reported to police at (914) 654-2300.