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YONKERS MAYOR MIKE SPANO DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY DUE TO EXPECTED BLIZZARD CONDITIONS

Post Date:03/13/2017 4:20 PM

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YONKERS MAYOR MIKE SPANO DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY DUE TO EXPECTED BLIZZARD CONDITIONS

City of Yonkers Cancels City and School Programs

Yonkers, NY – March 13, 2017Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today announced that he will be issuing a state of emergency in anticipation of the upcoming blizzard. Mayor Spano will activate the City’s Emergency Operations Center at midnight tonight, which will be staffed with all essential personnel throughout the duration of the snow storm.

 As a result of the state of emergency, snow emergency routes and parking regulations are in effect as of midnight tonight. The order mandates non-emergency and unauthorized vehicles off the roads until rescinded by a subsequent order. Parked vehicles in snow emergency routes will be towed at the owner’s expense.

 The following are closings & cancellations for Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in anticipation of the pending snow storm:

 Parking Restrictions

 Alternate side parking rules and meters are suspended. Residents are strongly encouraged to park their vehicle(s) in their driveway or garage, where possible

  • As always, residents should not park on designated snow emergency routes

Recycling, Organic & Garbage Collection

 Recycling Center is closed

  • Organic Yard is closed
  • Tuesday Garbage Pick-Up  will be rescheduled

 The following Cancellations & Closings for the PARKS & RECREATION department are for the general public ONLY:

  • All Senior Programs at Parks Department Community Centers 
  • Day and Evening PARKS Recreation Programs at Parks Dept. Community Centers & Yonkers Public Schools
  • Indoor permit holders at Yonkers Public Schools
  • Aquatics at Mark Twain (Yonkers Montessori Academy)
  • Pre-K (Little Learners)
  • Project Friendship/Young Adult Club
  • Coyne Park Rifle Range
  • Public hours at the Animal Shelter
  • E.J. Murray’s Skating Center

 Other Cancellations & Closings include:

 All Yonkers Public Schools      

  • All Yonkers Public Schools after-school activities, sports & programs
  • All Yonkers Public Library Branches
  • Landmarks Meeting – next meeting scheduled for 4/5/17
  • Yonkers City Council Meeting – Rescheduled for 3/21/17
  • All Office for the Aging community centers and programs

 

In the effort to protect the safety of residents, Mayor Spano reminds them 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 are encouraged to check on their neighbors, especially the well-being of the elderly in their immediate area.
  • 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

  If you require assistance or for more information, residents are 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

Other important numbers include:

  • Con Ed Emergency at 1-800-752-6633
  • Yonkers Police Non-emergency at 914-377-7900