Mayor Lifts Snow Emergency But Urges Cooperation As Crews Continue With Snow Removal
City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison has lifted a snow emergency that was put into place on Wednesday afternoon.
Residents are still urged to find alternative off-street parking or to park their vehicles in public parking lots as the city continues snow removal following a significant snowstorm. The city parking lots will remain open for free on Friday.
“Our crews did a great job dealing with a major snowstorm, but they need the cooperation of the public to help keep the roads clear and safe,” said Mayor Rob Rolison. “We still have significant work to do.”
Sanitation services also are being restored after being suspended during the snow emergency.
City Hall will be open Friday as well, but, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the public is strongly encouraged to make payment for all city services via the city website: www.cityofpoughkeepsie.com/finance/payments or by mail to: 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601, or by using the drop box near the front door of the Police Station on Mansion Street. Appointments for city business also may be made online at: www.cityofpoughkeepsie.com/appointment
The mayor also reminded residents to keep fire hydrants in front of their homes clear and accessible in case of emergency. Clearing the snow around the hydrant and shoveling a path to it from the street will give the Fire Department the vital access it needs in emergencies. City officials point out that under the city codes, there is a responsibility of the owner/lessee of property fronting a hydrant to maintain the area clear around the hydrant. Failure to clear and keep clear a hydrant may result in a $100 fine or more.