Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Weather Emergency Declaration Issued by Mayor...

New York City Office of Emergency Management
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
12:30 PM


At the direction of the Mayor, the public is hereby advised that significant snowfall has been forecast for the evening rush hour tonight, through tomorrow's morning rush hour. The snow is forecast to taper off this afternoon before becoming more severe this evening and overnight.

1. The public is urged to avoid all unnecessary driving for the duration of the storm and until further directed, and to use public transportation wherever possible. If you must drive, use extreme caution. Information about any service changes to public transportation is available on the MTA website at

2. Any vehicle found to be blocking roadways or impeding the ability to plow streets shall be subject to towing at the owner's expense.

3. Effective immediately, alternate side parking, payment at parking meters and garbage collections are suspended citywide until further notice.

4. The Emergency Management, Fire, Police, Sanitation, and Transportation Commissioners will be taking all appropriate and necessary steps to preserve public safety and to render all required and available assistance to protect the security, well-being and health of the residents of the City.