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Posted on: December 1, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Snow Emergency Declared for Saratoga Springs Effective December 2nd at 9:00 am

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City of Saratoga Springs                          
Department of Public Works
Anthony “Skip” Scirocco, Commissioner of Public Works    

FOR CONTACT: Michael Veitch
P- 518-545-8652

December 1, 2019 

Snow Emergency Declared for Saratoga Springs 
Effective December 2nd at 9:00 am
"Emergency Situation" Announced to Close City Hall Operations

Saratoga Springs, NY – Commissioner Anthony “Skip” Scirocco has declared a snow emergency in the City of Saratoga Springs in preparation for the upcoming winter storm. The snow emergency is effective at 9:00 am on Monday, December 2, and will be in effect until 9:00 pm Wednesday, December 4. During a snow emergency, all vehicles must be moved to a cleared or plowed area every twelve hours. City streets with alternate side parking are not impacted and cars should be moved in accordance with the posted guidelines.

“The weather forecast is predicting a significant amount of snowfall with this storm and we’re taking all necessary preparations to keep the roadways safe,” said Scirocco. “Please take extra care when traveling and be considerate of our DPW workforce who will be working around the clock to clear our city streets.”

Mayor Meg Kelly also announced an "emergency situation" to close all non-emergency functions of city government on Monday, December 2, 2019. Police, fire, and DPW snow removal operations will continue uninterrupted. The closure of city hall operations requires the re-scheduling of the City Council pre-agenda meeting to Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 9:30 am.

“It’s important that everyone is careful and avoids unnecessary travel during this significant winter weather event,” said Kelly. “We want everyone to stay safe and look after one another.”

City residents can report snow removal issues to the Department of Public Works by calling DPW dispatch at 518-584-3356.


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