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Snow Emergency Lifted – January 20, 2019

Snow Emergency Lifted

The City is lifting the current snow emergency order at this time. DPW crews worked through the night and fresh teams were mobilized this morning at 6:30am. Regular parking rules are now in effect. Residents and visitors are cautioned to remain vigilant as tree limbs and branches remain vulnerable to falling under the weight of snow.

Parking is free in all City-owned lots through Monday, January 21st. Holiday sanitation service will resume on Tuesday, January 22nd.

Snow Emergency Declared – Begins January 19, 2019 at 9:00pm

Snow Emergency Proclamation

I, Robert G. Rolison, Mayor of the City of Poughkeepsie, NY, pursuant to Section 13-2 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Poughkeepsie, hereby declare a snow emergency effective at 9:00pm  on the 19th day of January, 2019. It is predicted that the public health and safety will be endangered by the accumulations of snow on the public streets and highways of the City of Poughkeepsie. The accumulation of snow, coupled with the cold and wind, will make made snow removal significantly difficult.  Vehicles parked on the public roadways will hamper the City’s ability to address this pressing issue.

All vehicles must be removed from City of Poughkeepsie streets by no later than 9:00pm on Saturday, January 19, 2019. I hereby direct all departments and agencies to take whatever steps necessary to enforce this order, including the towing of vehicles that remain on city streets after this order becomes effective. This order shall continue until further notice.

Robert G. Rolison
Mayor

Snow Emergency Information

In preparation for the series of snow storms forecast to begin Saturday evening and continuing through Sunday, January 20th, the City asks that all residents take note of the following:

  • We encourage residents to find alternative off-street parking or to park their vehicles in public parking lots. All City-owned parking lots will be open for free public parking through Monday, January 21st. In the case of a declared Snow Emergency, street parking on designated Snow Emergency Routes is prohibited. Please see the Snow Emergency Route Map below for additional information.
  • A Warming Center will be open at the Public Safety Building (505 Main Street) on Monday, January 21st and Tuesday, January 22nd from 8am to 5pm. Individuals who need a warm place during the day are encouraged to utilize the center.
  • Residents are asked to wait until the roads have been cleared by City plows before beginning to clear snow from driveways & sidewalks.
  • Fire hydrants must remain clear and accessible in case of emergency. Please see attached Safety Message regarding clearing snow from Fire Hydrants near your property (see below).
  • Sanitation & recycling collection is suspended on Monday, January 21st due to the holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. Day).
  • In case of emergency, please dial 9-1-1. For all other non-emergency matters, please call (845) 451-4000.

Snow Emergency Route Map

Attached is the City’s Snow Emergency Route Map (see below). In the event of a Snow Emergency declaration, all residents are advised to check the map to inquire if your street is part of the Emergency Route. Each one of the seven snow fighting sections has a pre-established priority listing of streets to salt and plow. Priorities are established by the following street designations:

  • Snow Emergency Routes (heavily traveled/hospital access roads)
  • Arterials (Routes 44 and 55)
  • Steep graded hills and sharp curves
  • Residential streets
  • Cul-de-Sacs and dead-ends
  • Service Drives

Snow Information

For updates and announcements, please visit local media outlets and the City website: www.cityofpoughkeepsie.com

Snow Emergency Lifted – March 8, 2018

Snow Emergency Lifted

The City is lifting the current snow emergency order at this time. Regular parking rules are now in effect. Residents and visitors are cautioned to remain vigilant as tree limbs and branches remain vulnerable to falling under the weight of snow. City Public Works crews worked through the night and fresh teams were mobilized this morning at 6:30 AM.

Free parking is extended through today, Thursday, at City-owned off-street parking facilities.

Regular sanitation service will resume tomorrow, Friday, March 9th.

Snow Emergency Declared – Begins Wednesday, March 7th at 12:00 am

Snow Emergency Declaration

A Snow Emergency has been declared beginning at 12:00 AM, Midnight on Wednesday, March 7th 2018.

The Snow Emergency will remain in effect until further notice.

Updates on the Snow Emergency will be available on this website, all City social media and local media outlets. Residents are advised to only call 911 in the case of an emergency, and to call 845-451-4000 for all non-emergency phone calls.

Mayor Rob Rolison would like to take the opportunity to remind City residents and visitors about the regulations that are put into effect when a “Snow Emergency” is declared.

Snow Emergency Routes

During a “Snow Emergency,” vehicles are required to be removed from streets that are designated as a snow emergency route.

The City is also encouraging those who do not live along a snow emergency route to relocate their vehicles to City Municipal lots during the storm to facilitate clean-up. Vehicles that are legally registered, inspected, and insured may be parked in a City of Poughkeepsie municipal parking lot that is open to the public, free of charge, during a declared snow emergency.  Vehicles that are parked on snow emergency routes during a declared snow emergency are subject to ticketing, towing, or impounding at the vehicle owner’s expense.  If your vehicle is towed, an impound fee must be paid prior to it being released. Also, any outstanding parking tickets will need to be paid. Instructions for release can be obtained by calling the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department at (845) 451-4000.  Vehicles should not be parked on snow emergency routes until the snow emergency is cancelled.  Snow emergency routes can be found below or on the map attached. Please check the City’s website (www.cityofpoughkeepsie.com) for updates throughout the storm.

Designated Snow Emergency Routes:

  • Mill Street from Civic Center Plaza to Dongan Square Park
  • Academy Street from Main Street to North-South Arterial Highway
  • Beechwood Avenue from Ferris Lane to City line
  • South Cherry Street from Main Street to Hooker Avenue
  • Civic Center Plaza from Mansion Street to Main Street
  • North Clinton Street from Mansion Street to Route 44/55, westbound
  • Columbia Street from North-South Arterial Highway to Lincoln Avenue
  • North Clover Street from Mill Street to Main Street
  • South Clover Street from Main Street to Union Street
  • Ferris Lane from Hooker Avenue to Beechwood Avenue
  • Grand Avenue from City line at Main Street to Hooker Avenue
  • North Hamilton Street from Parker Avenue to Main Street
  • South Hamilton Street from Main Street to Livingston Street
  • Hooker Avenue from South Hamilton Street to City line
  • Jefferson Street, Route 44/55 to Lincoln Avenue
  • Lincoln Avenue from Montgomery Street to Livingston Street
  • Main Street from Hudson River to City line at Grand Avenue
  • Mansion Street from Smith Street to North Clinton Street
  • Market Street from Main Street to Montgomery Street
  • Montgomery Street from Lincoln Avenue to South Hamilton Street
  • Parker Avenue from Washington Street to City line
  • Reade Place from South Avenue to Young Street
  • Smith Street from City line to Clinton Square
  • South Avenue from Montgomery Street to North-South Arterial Highway
  • Washington Street from City line to Main Street
  • Wilbur Boulevard from Hooker Avenue to City line

Clearing Snow from Hydrants

When shoveling your driveway and sidewalk, please remove the snow from around any fire hydrant common to your home or property. Clearing the snow around the hydrant and shoveling a path to it from the street will give the Fire Department the access that they need.

Under the Codes of the City of Poughkeepsie 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.

City Hall

City Hall is closed to the public and to all non-essential personnel for Wednesday, March 7th 2018. All non-life threatening issues should be reported to (845) 451-4111. This office will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the duration of the storm. Any life threatening emergency should be reported to 911.

Snow Removal

Attached is the City’s Snow Emergency Route Map (see below). All residents are advised to check the map to inquire if your street is part of the Emergency Route. Each one of the seven snow fighting sections has a pre-established priority listing of streets to plow. Priorities are established by the following street designations:

  • Snow Emergency Routes (heavily traveled/hospital access roads)
  • Arterials (Routes 44 and 55)
  • Steep graded hills and sharp curves
  • Residential streets
  • Cul-de-Sacs and dead-ends
  • Service Drives

With snow predicted to accumulate 2-3 inches per hour, residents should be assured that their streets will be plowed, but we ask for patience as we address the impacts of this potentially major snow event.

Residents are asked to try to wait until plow equipment has come through on their street before clearing your driveway. Residents and business owners must clear sidewalks in front of and adjacent to their residences and businesses, as required by the City ordinance. Placing snow into any roadway is a violation of the City of Poughkeepsie Code of Ordinances. Please comply with all parking regulations for your street.

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Snow Emergency Route Map

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Snow Emergency Lifted – Sunday, March 19th 2017, 4:00 pm

Snow Emergency Lifted

Sunday, March 19th 2017, 4:00 pm

The City-wide Snow Emergency will be lifted today, March 19th beginning at 4:00 pm.

The City will continue snow clean up operations throughout the week in various parts of the City.

Sanitation

Sanitation & Recycling collection will resume as scheduled for all Monday routes.

Clearing Snow from Hydrants

When shoveling your driveway and sidewalk, please remove the snow from around any fire hydrant common to your home or property. Clearing the snow around the hydrant and shoveling a path to it from the street will give the Fire Department the access that they need.

Under the Codes of the City of Poughkeepsie 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.

Snow Removal

Residents and business owners must clear sidewalks in front of and adjacent to their residences and businesses, as required by the City ordinance.  Placing snow into any roadway is a violation of the City of Poughkeepsie Code of Ordinances. Please comply with all parking regulations for your street.


To sign up for the City’s e-newsletter, click here.

Street Updates: Snow Emergency Regulations Expanded City-Wide

City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison announced yesterday that in order to facilitate removal of snow from certain sections of the City of Poughkeepsie, the snow emergency – put into effect at 12:00 am on Tuesday, March 14th, which originally covered only snow emergency routes – will now be expanded City-wide.

This City-Wide snow emergency will provide the City the ability to remove cars from the street if necessary to facilitate snow removal. This snow removal operation is necessary to provide safe passage and transit throughout the City. The amount of snow piled along City streets and intersections is causing visibility issues not only for drivers, but for pedestrians – along with school students.

The City will notify the public in advance of the designated areas that will see these snow removal operations. This operation will continue throughout the weekend and will be extended as necessary.

The City will utilize both City resources and private contractors to remove snow from city streets and sidewalks and transport to secondary locations.

We will use print media, social media, the City’s e-newsletter and outreach on a street by street basis as to minimize any disruption to street parking. To sign up for the City’s e-newsletter, click here.  

Street Update

The following streets are slated for snow removal operations starting today, March 17th to be continued throughout the night and into Saturday, March 18, 2017.

·     Main Street

·     Market Street

·     Catharine Street (between the Arterials)

·     Academy Street (between the Arterials)

·     Cannon Street  (between the Arterials)

·     Noxon Street (between the Arterials)

·     Montgomery Street (between the Arterials)

·     Hamilton Street (between the Arterials)

·     Clinton Street (between the Arterials)

·     Cherry Street

·     Mansion Street

·     Flannery Avenue

·     Water Street

·     Bridge Street

·     Delano Street

·     Charles Street

·     Winnikee Avenue

·     Morgan Avenue

·     N. Clover Street

For any further information or questions, call 845-451-4000.  

Snow Emergency Regulations Expanded City-Wide – March 17, 2017

City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison announced yesterday that in order to facilitate removal of snow from certain sections of the City of Poughkeepsie, the snow emergency – put into effect at 12:00 am on Tuesday, March 14th, which originally covered only snow emergency routes – will now be expanded City-wide.  

This City-Wide snow emergency will provide the City the ability to remove cars from the street if necessary to facilitate snow removal. This snow removal operation is necessary to provide safe passage and transit throughout the City. The amount of snow piled along City streets and intersections is causing visibility issues not only for drivers, but for pedestrians – along with school students.

The City will notify the public in advance of the designated areas that will see these snow removal operations. This operation will continue throughout the weekend and will be extended as necessary.

The City will utilize both City resources and private contractors to remove snow from city streets and sidewalks and transport to secondary locations.

We will use print media, social media, the City’s e-newsletter and outreach on a street by street basis as to minimize any disruption to street parking. To sign up for the City’s e-newsletter, click here.

The following streets are slated for snow removal operations starting today, March 17th:  

  • Main Street
  • Market Street
  • Catharine Street (between the Arterials)
  • Academy Street (between the Arterials)
  • Cannon Street (between the Arterials)
  • Noxon Street (between the Arterials)
  • Montgomery Street (between the Arterials)
  • Hamilton Street (between the Arterials)
  • Clinton Street (between the Arterials)
  • Flannery Street
  • Water Street
  • Bridge Street
  • Delano Street
  • Charles Street
  • Winnikee Avenue
  • Morgan Road
  • Clover Street

For any further information or questions, call 845-451-4000.

City to Expand Snow Emergency Regulations City-Wide

***Update – March 17, 2017***: Snow Emergency Regulations Expanded City-Wide


 

City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison announced this afternoon, that in order to facilitate removal of snow from certain sections of the City of Poughkeepsie, the snow emergency – put into effect at 12:00 am on Tuesday, March 14th, which originally covered only snow emergency routes – will now be expanded City-wide.  

Snow Emergency Proclamation – March 16, 2017, 4:30 pm»

This City-Wide snow emergency will provide the City the ability to remove cars from the street if necessary to facilitate snow removal. This snow removal operation is necessary to provide safe passage and transit throughout the City. The amount of snow piled along City streets and intersections is causing visibility issues not only for drivers, but for pedestrians – along with school students.

The City will notify the public in advance of the designated areas that will see these snow removal operations. This operation will continue throughout the weekend and will be extended as necessary.

The City will utilize both City resources and private contractors to remove snow from city streets and sidewalks and transport to secondary locations.

We will use print media, social media, the City’s e-newsletter and outreach on a street by street basis as to minimize any disruption to street parking. To sign up for the City’s e-newsletter, click here.

The following streets are slated for snow removal operations starting this evening, March 16, 2017:

  • Gifford Avenue
  • Duane Street
  • Dean Place
  • Franklin Street
  • Garden Street
  • Charles Street
  • Market Street
  • Cannon Street

For any further information or questions, call 845-451-4000

Snow Conditions Update – March 15, 2017

Updates as of 7:00 PM, Wednesday March 15, 2017:

Governor Sends Resources into the City of Poughkeepsie

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo came to the NY State DOT Region 8 Headquarters this afternoon to announce that at the request from City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison, the Governor has deployed NYSDOT personnel and equipment into the City along with personnel and assets from the NY Army National Guard.

NYSDOT, which arrived in the City this afternoon along with members of the National Guard will be initially concentrating on the arterial highways for the removal and carting of snow from the sides of the arterial which will then allow individuals access to blocked driveways, covered fire hydrants, sidewalks, and intersections where large piles of snow exist due to snow operations.

NYSDOT will be coordinating with the Department of Public Works on all aspects of snow removal within the City of Poughkeepsie.

Our expectation is as we are able to utilize these state assets; we will be able to concentrate our Department of Public Works resources in other areas of the City.

An operational meeting was held this afternoon following the Governor’s visit with members of Governor’s office, County Executive Marc Molinaro, NYSDOT, State Police, National Guard, NY State Office of Emergency Management, Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response, along with other members of County and City officials from the Department of Public Works.

“The operations in the City will be subject to change based on need and priority. We are extremely grateful to the Governor, who has granted our request for state resources. In addition, we would like to thank the county who is actively involved in snow operations in and around the central business district,” Mayor Rob Rolison stated. “We will continue to keep the public informed on all aspects of this multi-jurisdictional response in the City of Poughkeepsie.”

The Mayor would like to thank the residents of the City of Poughkeepsie for their patience and assistance during this major snow event that has affected our City.

Information for Thursday, March 16th

  • The Snow Emergency remains in effect until further notice.
  • Please do not put garbage on the street, as City Sanitation services are cancelled for Thursday, March 16th
  • City Transit System will operate on a full schedule Thursday, March 16th (*Subject to change due to street conditions on transit routes*)

Clearing Snow from Hydrants

When shoveling your driveway and sidewalk, please remove the snow from around any fire hydrant common to your home or property. Clearing the snow around the hydrant and shoveling a path to it from the street will give the Fire Department the access that they need.

Under the Codes of the City of Poughkeepsie 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.

For Updates and Further Information:

Snow Emergency Updates – March 14, 2017

The Snow Emergency in the City of Poughkeepsie declared at 12:00 AM today, Tuesday, March 14th 2017 will remain in effect until further notice.

The countywide State of Emergency for the County of Dutchess, which includes an order prohibiting travel on all county roadways except for emergency personnel, is also in effect until further notice.

Updates as of 3:00 PM, Tuesday, March 14, 2017:

  • Snow crews have been out continuously since 2:00 am today. Crews will stay on until all routes are opened up.  Overnight plowing will occur tonight into tomorrow. Our Department of Public Works has (7) large trucks plowing and salting and (7) smaller trucks plowing and salting. *Please keep a safe distance if following these vehicles*
  • Residents are asked to be patient as emergency routes are being concentrated on first. Secondary routes and side streets may take time to clear.
  • We are encouraging the use of public parking lots, and both the City of Poughkeepsie and Poughkeepsie City School District will be attempting to clear parking lots for cars to move off city streets. However, Snow Emergency Routes are and will remain first priority for snow clearing.
  • The Poughkeepsie City School District is anticipating closing school for tomorrow, Wednesday March 15th Updates on official school closings can be found www.poughkeepsieschools.org

Safety
Residents are advised not to travel. If walking, it is important to stay far from the middle of the street and use sidewalks if possible, as visibility is low and plows are active on the streets. Be sure to check on neighbors, especially the elderly.

Residents are advised to only call 911 in the case of an emergency, and to call 845-451-4000 for all non-emergency phone calls.

Clearing Snow from Hydrants
When shoveling your driveway and sidewalk, please remove the snow from around any fire hydrant common to your home or property. Clearing the snow around the hydrant and shoveling a path to it from the street will give the Fire Department the access that they need.

Under the Codes of the City of Poughkeepsie 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

City Hall
City Hall is closed to the public and to all non-essential personnel for Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

Sanitation & Recycling Collection
Please do not put garbage on the street. Sanitation & Recycling will be cancelled from Tuesday, March 14th – Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

City Bus Service

City Bus Service is cancelled for Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

Snow Removal
Residents and business owners must clear sidewalks in front of and adjacent to their residences and businesses, as required by the City ordinance.  Placing snow into any roadway is a violation of the City of Poughkeepsie Code of Ordinances. Please comply with all parking regulations for your street.

For Updates and Further Information: