Parking Restrictions Due to Storm
City Press Release
Mayor Peterson Activates Snow Routes: No Parking on Certain Streets
In anticipation of a heavy, wet, snowfall and high winds, as predicted by the National Weather Service, Mayor Carolyn K. Peterson has activated the City’s snow routes effective 5:00 pm on Thursday, February 25, 2010 until further notice. This activation makes it unlawful to park or stand a motor vehicle, except for the expeditious loading or unloading of passengers, upon any portion of any of snow routes listed below:
-Albany Street from Cascadilla Street to Elmira Road
-Aurora Street from Court Street to E. Seneca Street
-Cayuga Street from City line to South Titus Ave
-College Avenue from Oak Avenue to Mitchell Street
-Court Street from North Cayuga Street to Linn Street
-Green Street from Meadow Street to East State Street
-Ithaca Road from Mitchell Street to Dryden Road
-Lincoln Street from North Cayuga St. to North Tioga St.
-Seneca Street from West State St. to East State St.
-State Street/MLK Street from Floral Ave. to North Meadow St.
-State Street/MLK Street from East Green Street to East City line
-Tioga Street from Lincoln Street to King Street
Vehicles that are parked on these designated routes or vehicles that are abandoned on City streets are subject to towing at the owner’s expense. Please look for available parking on a nearby street and remember to follow the odd-even parking regulations as it will facilitate snow removal efforts. Parking is also available in the Seneca Street, Cayuga Street, and Dryden Road Parking Garages with regular parking rates in effect.
The Department of Public Works will work will give snow removal priority to the designated emergency snow routes and the major streets and hills. Collector streets, residential streets, and cul-de-sacs have secondary priority.
Property owners are responsible to clear the full, paved width of sidewalks and curb-cuts on their property of snow and ice within 24 hours of the beginning of a snowfall. Sidewalks that remain un-cleared may result in the City clearing the sidewalk and billing the property owner for the service. In addition, it is unlawful to throw or place snow upon the City streets or upon another parcel of land without the property owner’s consent. Please make sure that fire hydrants remain clear of snow so that firefighters have quick access to them when needed. This snow will be wet and heavy, so be careful not to exert yourself in a way that will cause physical injury or heart attack.
The designated pedestrian routes that the City will clear during this snow event are:
-Buffalo Street from Meadow to Eddy Street
-High School to Clinton Street
-Clinton Street - Meadow Street to Cayuga Street
-Albany Street - Cascadilla to Spencer Road
One side of these sidewalks will be cleared by the Department of Public Works, once, at no charge to the property owners.