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State of Emergency Lifted at 12am Friday, February 21

The State of Emergency that was declared on February 16 will be lifted at midnight on Friday, February 21. The Department of Public Works will continue to remove snow from streets, catch basins, hydrants, and intersections with limited sightlines.  City Police will continue to close streets that have limited access to allow plows the proper clearance to remove the remaining snow.

Once the State of Emergency is lifted, municipal lots will return to a normal fee schedule. Cars that are abandoned on streets or in City-owned parking lots will be towed.

We appreciate your continued patience.

Additional Information:

State of Emergency Declared; Begins 1pm, February 16

Mayor Tkazyik has declared a State of Emergency for the City of Poughkeepsie beginning at 1:00pm on Sunday, February 16, 2014. The State of Emergency has been declared due to the numerous public safety issues related to the remaining snow on sidewalks, streets, intersections, and around fire hydrants. At the request of Mayor Tkazyik, 5 plows have been dispatched from Dutchess County DPW to assist in the clean-up effort.

The State of Emergency gives City of Poughkeepsie Police the authority to regulate parking and street movement. City Police will begin posting “No Parking” signs and closing streets to traffic to assist the plows in the snow removal effort. Citizens are asked to remove cars from streets to allow the plows the necessary clearance to remove the snow. Free parking is available in all City parking lots throughout the remainder of the State of Emergency.

The State of Emergency is effective until rescinded. Once lifted, a notice will be posted on the City website and to local media outlets. Please call 911 only in cases of emergency. We appreciate your patience.


Mayor Rescinds State of Emergency

Mayor Tkazyik has rescinded a State of Emergency due to a water main break within City Hall that threatened significant property damages if unabated. The State of Emergency is rescinded as of 9:00pm on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. Employees shall report to work on Thursday, January 17th. City Hall will be open for business.

Mayor Declares State of Emergency Due to Water Main Break

 The Mayor has declared a State of Emergency due to a Water Main break within City Hall that threatens significant property damages if unabated.    This State of Emergency will remain in effect until rescinded by a subsequent order.  City employees, except emergency personnel, shall not report to work on Wednesday due to this emergency.

There is a potential that other properties within the surrounding area may be affected depending on the extent of the shut-off and the length of time that water will not be available.

The City will provide updated information as it becomes available.


  • 1/15/2013 – 6:30pm: The Planning Board meeting scheduled for 7:00pm has been canceled.