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City of Yonkers Cancels City and School Programs in Anticipation of Weekend Snow Storm

Post Date:01/22/2016 1:41 PM

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Yonkers, NY – January 22, 2015 – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today announced that the City of Yonkers has issued the following program cancellations for tomorrow, January 23, 2016, in anticipation of Saturday’s snow storm:

Program Cancellations

  • All programming taking place in Yonkers Public Schools including: testing at PEARLS, gymnasium and community programs on Saturday and Sunday
  • All recreation programs at Parks Department Community Centers & Office for the Aging Community Centers
  • Aquatics at Mark Twain & Yonkers Avenue Pool
  • Project Friendship/Young Adult Club
  • Indoor Permit Holders at Yonkers Public Schools
  • Coyne Park Rifle Range
  • All Programs at Murray’s Skating Rink on Saturday only
  • Yonkers Recycling Center will close at 12pm on Saturday

While the Yonkers Department of Public Works has brined the streets for tomorrow, and continues to keep efforts in place to protect the safety of residents, Mayor Spano reminds residents of the following safety tips:

  • Residents, business owners, property owners and renters should not shovel snow into the street so fire, police and ambulance crews can safely access emergency routes
  • Residents, business owners, property owners and renters are reminded to clear their sidewalks and ensure that fire hydrants are clear and clean of snow and ice within six hours after every snowfall, which ends in the daytime, and before 12:00 pm of the day after any snowfall, which occurs during the night.
  • The best advice for driving in bad winter weather is not to drive at all; otherwise don't go out until the snow plows and sanding trucks have had a chance to do their work, and allow yourself extra time to reach your destination.
  • Protect your water meter from icy drafts and freezing temperatures. Most frozen meters are caused by drafts from an open basement door or window so double check your property for drafts as the cold weather sets in

In addition, the Yonkers Police Department has issued the following safety tips:

  • Have flashlights, a battery-operated radio or television and fresh batteries handy
  • If you must use candles, please be careful and keep them far away from
  • children and flammable materials
  • Store adequate supplies of non-perishable food that need not be refrigerated
  • If you use an alternate-heating source, such as a fireplace, wood stove or kerosene heater, be sure to provide adequate ventilation. Otherwise, carbon monoxide poisoning could occur
  • Shut doors to unused rooms and close the drapes to retain heat
  • Check on your neighbors, especially if they are elderly and live alone

Residents should be advised that meters are in effect for Saturday and alternate side street parking will be suspended. In the event of an emergency or if you require assistance, residents also are encouraged to:

  • Call the Mayor’s 24-hour Hotline at 377-HELP (4357)
  • Visit the City’s Facebook page at facebook.com/cityofyonkers
  • Visit the City’s Twitter at @cityofyonkers for updates on cancellations throughout this and every weather event.

Other important numbers include: Con Ed Emergency at 1-800-752-6633 and Yonkers Police Non-emergency at 914-377-7900.

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