Once again we are faced with a large winter storm. Current weather reports are predicting up to fourteen inches of snow locally beginning early Thursday morning, February 13, 2014. In preparation for the storm we would like residents to be aware of several things:
FIRE HYDRANTS – As per our Village Code, if there is a fire hydrant in front of your house, you are required to shovel snow away from it so that firefighters will have easy access should the need arise.
EMERGENCY SNOW REMOVAL – We are trying to help those residents in the snow emergency area while making sure that the streets are cleared quickly and access for emergency vehicles is achieved as soon as is possible. Our current snow policy requires all residents in the snow emergency area to remove their vehicles from the street, within twenty four hours of the posting of the signs, and utilize the village parking near the Riverspace building. (Parking fees will be suspended in village lots until the streets are cleared). In an effort to accommodate the many concerns of those in the affected area, we will allow one side of the street parking for this storm alone to see whether adequate street cleaning can be achieved with cars on the street. Orange signs will be posted on the NO parking side of your street in the affected area. Please note, it is likely that, should you choose to keep your car on the street that your vehicle will be plowed in and you will be responsible for shoveling it out. Cars will need to be moved once snow removal begins, twenty four hours after the end of the storm, so that both sides of the streets can be cleared. We will update you regarding parking as snow removal schedule solidifies.
Public works will begin plowing in the early morning hours of February 13th and will continue until well after the storm ends. Snow removal will begin within twenty four hours of the storms end and additional parking info related to the removal will be posted in a timely fashion.
DO NOT PLOW YOUR SNOW INTO VILLAGE STREETS. It creates dangerous areas of slippery road and is against NY State law. Also note, the village allows 24 hours for the shoveling of residential sidewalks. The plows will continue to push snow off roads until twenty four hours after the storm and the end of your driveway will undoubtedly be plowed back in. We apologize for any inconvenience but our priority is to clear the streets for safe passage for only the most NECESSARY of travel and emergency vehicles. It is impossible for us to do so without having an impact on the end of driveways.
DO NOT TRAVEL DURING THE STORM UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. Make appropriate preparations beforehand.
POWER OUTAGES. Should there be power outages, Village Hall will be available for warming, charging and other basic needs.
EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS:
- For Fire, Police or Medical Emergencies, Call 911
- Village of Nyack Hot Line 845-358-5626
- Orangetown Police Department 845-359-3700
- Orange & Rockland Utilities 845-434-4100