Westchester County, NY – We have winter storms bearing down on the Hudson Valley, that are evolving into a nor’easter carrying a lot of snow and wind and expected to linger over the valley for a couple of days. A winter storm warning was issued for Westchester and parts of the Hudson Valley through early Tuesday.
The National Weather Service issued storm warnings Sunday morning.
The warning begins at 7 p.m. Total snow accumulations of 14 to 18 inches expected, with blizzard-like conditions possible Monday and Monday evening. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph could bring down tree branches. Also for southern Westchester, there are two coastal flood advisories, the first for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and the second, more severe, for 8 p.m. Monday to 4 a.m. Tuesday. For the first, up to one foot of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable areas near the waterfront and shoreline. For the second, one to two feet of inundation above ground level expected.
As always Black Westchester is compiling a list of Advisories, Alternate Parking and Garbage Collection Suspensions and any other pertinent information for your city or town.
The Red Cross put together some tips that will help keep residents stay safe during a snowstorm:
1. Listen to local news channels for critical information on snowstorms and blizzards from the National Weather Service.
2. Avoid driving when conditions include sleet, freezing rain, snow or dense fog.
3. If travel is necessary, make sure you have a disaster supplies kit in your vehicle which includes: shovel, blanket, flashlight, water, snacks, first aid kit, extra batteries, sack of sand or cat litter.
4. Keep the gas tank full. A full tank will keep the fuel line from freezing.
5. Before tackling strenuous tasks in cold temperatures, consider your physical condition, the weather factors and the nature of the task.
6. When shoveling snow, take frequent breaks to avoid risk of injury or cardiac arrest.
7. Protect yourself from frostbite and hypothermia by wearing warm, loose-fitting, lightweight clothing in several layers. Stay indoors, if possible.
8. Bring pets inside during winter weather.
9. Make sure coats, gloves or mittens, hats, boots and warm clothing are available for all household members, along with extra blankets.
10. Eat regular meals and stay hydrated, but avoid caffeinated or alcoholic beverages. Click here for more information from the Red Cross on winter storm preparedness.
The MTA has informed Black Westchester that Metro-North Late-Night Service Will End Early on Monday Evening and Subways, Commuter Railroads and Bridges and Tunnels Ready to Deploy Specialized Snow Removal and De-Icing Equipment. The MTA urges customers to stay home and avoid unnecessary travel during the storm. MTA employees will be spreading salt and clearing surfaces of snow and ice, keeping signals, switches, and third rail operating; will remove any downed trees that may fall across tracks; and will attend to any weather-related challenges during the storm.
“This is a serious winter storm with high snow fall levels predicted,” said MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye. “MTA employees will be working hard over the next 48 hours and beyond to prepare for and respond to the storm. Even still, we strongly recommend New Yorkers stay home, stay safe and avoid unnecessary travel on Monday and Tuesday until the storm subsides.”
Service will end early on Monday, Feb. 1, with the day’s final trains departing their origins as early as 9:39 p.m. and arriving at their final destinations after midnight. To view final train departures at individual stations customers should visit mta.info or use the Metro-North Train Time or MYmta apps. Metro-North is closely monitoring conditions and may further modify or suspend service if snowfall is heavy. In ice storms, blizzards, or sustained winds over 39 mph, train service may be severely curtailed or suspended, especially if there are frozen switches, downed trees, or a loss of third rail or overhead catenary power. Metro-North Railroad installed third rail snow shoes on its electric trains to scrape ice off of exposed third rails, is shrouding exposed train couplers with snow covers to keep snow out, is treating exposed shoes with deicer, and is spraying door panels with anti-freeze agent. Metro-North Railroad has snow-fighting equipment ready to go, strategically located at facilities around the system. Switches – the interlocking tracks that allow rail traffic controllers to route trains from one track to another – are being treated with an anti-freeze agent and lubricated. Metro-North Railroad uses electric switch heaters. Customers should check the service status of their subway or train line or bus route before they travel at new.mta.info or on the MYmta app. Modified emergency schedule details for commuter railroad customers are also available through the LIRR Train Time and Metro-North Train Time apps.
Westchester County – CE Latimer Declares State Of Emergency
County Executive George Latimer has declared a local state of Emergency in the County of Westchester beginning at one o’clock p.m. Monday, February 1, 2021, and ending at one o’clock p.m. Thursday, February 4, 2021.
The state of Emergency has been declared due to a disaster and emergency condition existing by reason of the occurrence of, and imminent threat of, widespread or severe damage, injury, loss of life and property resulting from a severe and prolonged snowstorm with high winds and low visibility.
“I declare that the aforesaid conditions threaten and imperil the public safety and the safety of the people located in the County of Westchester,” CE Latimer states in declaration. “As Chief Executive of the County of Westchester, I have exercised the authority given to me under Article 2-b of the Executive Law of the State of New York, to preserve the public safety and hereby render all required and available assistance vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of this community.”
MOUNT VERNON – State Of Emergency
Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard has informed Black Westchester she will be issuing a state of emergency from Sunday 6pm until Tuesday 6pm, and ask residents keep major roadway and snow emergency routes clear. Alternate Parking is suspended. DPW Commissioner informed BW that Garbage will be collected for Monday, Feb. 1st.Ccheck back with BW for updates for Tuesday. Crew will be out pre-treating roadways and will be out first thing in the morning. You can check the Facebook pages of DPW, CMVNY, Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard and story advisories from the Mount Vernon OEM – Office of Emergency Management for more updates for the City of Mount Vernon.
YONKERS WEATHER ALERT
***Parking Regulations Update***
Due to the projected inclement weather,
🛑 Alternate side of the street parking is suspended Monday, February 1st and Tuesday, February 2nd.
🛑 Parking Meter Regulations are still in effect
WHITE PLAINS – Winter Storm Warning
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the area for this evening through Tuesday morning, February 2nd. Heavy snow, with significant accumulation, up to 21 inches and strong winds are expected. The City is urging residents to refrain from all unnecessary travel during the storm. Due to the timing and predicted intensity of the storm there will be no garbage pick up tomorrow, Monday, February 1st. The normal schedule will resume on Tuesday. Monday routes will be picked up on Thursday. The City’s Department of Public Works crews will be working through the storm to clear roads as quickly and completely as possible. In order to enable them to do their job it is vital that vehicles not be left parked on the street. As a courtesy, the City of White Plains is offering free parking to White Plains residents for vehicles registered to addresses within the City of White Plains in the Lexington-Grove East & West parking garages (also known as the Galleria), Hamilton-Main Garage, and Lyon Place Garage starting at 8:00 PM today, Sunday, January 31st through Noon on Tuesday, February 2nd. All other garages, lots and on street parking will remain subject to normal enforcement. There will be strict enforcement of the City’s ban on overnight on-street parking as vehicles left on the street impair our ability to clear snow, creating hazardous conditions and lengthening the storm’s impact. Con Ed customers can report a power outage or service problems and view service restoration information online at www.coned.com or by calling 1-800-75-coned.
NEW ROCHELLE – Winter Storm Warning
A major winter storm is predicted for our area, with snowfall beginning overnight, becoming heavy throughout Monday, and tapering off into Tuesday. Roads will be extremely unsafe, so avoid unnecessary travel. Monday’s garbage collection is not cancelled, and will occur as normal. Winds and heavy snow may bring down utility lines. If you lose power, contact Con Edison at 1-800-75-CONED or www.coned.com. Report downed trees and power lines to the New Rochelle Police at 654-2300. Before the storm, if possible, please park cars off-street to make room for plows. As an option, parking will be free at New Roc City and at the New Rochelle Transit Center, effective immediately and until further notice. After the storm, please clear sidewalks and fire hydrants adjacent to your property. And, when digging out cars, please do not throw snow back into the street. DPW will be working continuously, but many secondary roads may not be completely cleared until well after the storm has ended. Please plan accordingly. For additional information, visit newrochelleny.com/stormupdates.
GREENBURGH snow advisory—cars off streets ……PROBABLE suspension of garbage, recycling pickup Monday, Feb 1st
The snow storm that is predicted for later Sunday night and Monday is expected to be a big one. I just got off the phone with the Police Chief, Chris McNerney who advises that a snow emergency is being declared for the next three nights –Sunday to Monday, Monday to Tuesday and Tuesday to Wednesday. As a result, ALL CARS MUST BE OFF THE STREETS. Parking is prohibited at all metered parking spaces on E Hartsdale Ave and Columbia Ave between the overnight hours of 1 AM and 6 AM. Residents are reminded that limited parking will be available at the Webb Field parking lot on N Central Ave. Vehicles found parked in violation of the snow Emergency ordinance are subject to a fine of up to $500 and vehicles may be removed from the roadway. All residents that have been issued hardship overnight parking exemptions are also prohibited from parking their vehicles on any town road during the declared snow emergency. Those that do not remove their vehicles could have their exemptions removed.
“I spoke with Rich Fon, Commissioner of Public Works who advises that sanitation recycling will probably be suspended tomorrow due to the anticipated snow storm,” Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner shared in statement. “Our sanitation crews will assist highway with snow removal operations. A final decision will be made later today –but weather forecasts lead us to believe that the pickup will be canceled.”
PORT CHESTER – VILLAGE STORM OPERATIONAL NOTES & INFO
PARKING ENFORCEMENT Personal Vehicle Parking: at this time the village is requesting that all residents please utilize any legal off-street parking options that are available to them at this time- personal driveways, parking lots, and garages. This measure will help lessen the volume of vehicles parked on our roadways and allow for a more robust plow effort by our DPW.
Shop Local Parking: parking enforcement remains relaxed through February 8, 2021 in and around the downtown area- please see the village’s parking kiosks for more information.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS (DPW) Refuse & Recycling Adjustments: we ask that you adhere to the following guidance for the week of January 31st through February 5th.
- Monday’s garbage & recycling will be picked up on Sunday January 31ststarting at 8:00 PM.
- There will be NO GARBAGE OR RECYCLING pickup performed on Monday February 1st
- Tuesday’s garbage & recycling will be picked up on Wednesday February 3rd
- The pickup schedules for Thursday February 4th and February 5th remain unchanged
OSSINING – Snow Emergency
The Village of Ossining has declared a snow emergency effective 8pm on January 31, 2021 until further notice. During a snow emergency in the Village of Ossining, stopping/standing/parking is prohibited on designated Snow Emergency Streets. For more information on the Village’s snow emergency, please visit the Village of Ossining website. Please be reminded that there is no overnight parking allowed on roadways in the Town of Ossining from November 1 through March 31 each year. Please do your best to stay off of the roads to allow for safe clearing of roadways and passage of emergency vehicles. Also please do not shovel or plow snow into the road when clearing your own driveways and walkways. Suburban Carting crews will not be operating on Monday, February 1. More information about rescheduling Monday’s pick-up will be shared as soon as Suburban Carting has an opportunity to assess the storm’s impacts.
Stay tuned to Black Westchester for the latest updates. We will be updating as more information becomes available. This is a developing list so come back often to see the latest updates. If you have information for your municipality you do not see here lease email us at BlackWestchesterMag@gmail.com so we can add it, thank you.