Capital Region

Snow emergencies, closures, delays due to nor’easter

Includes parking restrictions and more
A snowy commute home on Interstate 87 in Saratoga Springs on Wednesday.
A snowy commute home on Interstate 87 in Saratoga Springs on Wednesday.

Some municipalities in the Capital Region have declared snow emergencies and canceled events in the wake of the winter storm hitting the area.

RELATED: Full closings/early dismissals list


Snow emergencies and parking restrictions

  • Altamont: Until midnight Friday. No vehicles are allowed to park on the street.
  • Amsterdam: Until 6 p.m. Thursday. All vehicles must be removed from city streets until it is lifted.
  • Clifton Park: While not formally declaring a snow emergency, Highway Superintendent Dahn Bull has asked residents to not park vehickes on any roadways during the storm and for the 40 hours after it concludes.
  • East Greenbush: Until noon Thursday. No vehicles will be allowed to park on town streets.
  • Glenville: Until noon Friday. No on-street parking will be allowed.
  • Niskayuna: While not formally declaring a snow emergency, the town requests residents refrain from parking on town streets for the next 24 hours.
  • Mechanicville: Until 8 a.m. Friday. No one will be allowed to park on the odd side of streets until 8 a.m. Thursday, and no one will be allowed to park on the even side of streets for 24 hours after that ends.
  • Rotterdam: Until 7 a.m. Friday. No cars should be parked on roads.
  • Saratoga Springs: Until 10 p.m. Friday. Vehicles should be moved to a plowed or cleared space.
  • Schenectady: While not formally declaring a snow emergency, the city said vehicles parked on priority streets could be ticketed or towed. The full list of priority streets can be seen here.
  • Scotia: Until noon Thursday. A parking ban on all streets and in the municipal lot will be in effect.
  • Waterford: Until further notice. All town residents are asked to park in their driveways and to follow all posted alternate parking signs.

Cancellations and other information

  • The Empire State Plaza Ice Rink has been closed for the rest of Wednesday.
  • Halfmoon town offices closed at 2 p.m. Wednesday night’s Town Board meeting has been canceled.
  • A Colonie public hearing about a development entitlement grant and HOME funds has been rescheduled. It will be held at 7 p.m. March 21 at Colonie Town Hall.
  • Niskayuna Town Hall closed at noon Wednesday. 
  • MiSci in Schenectady closed at noon Wednesday.
  • As of 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Albany International Airport had seen 25 departing flights canceled, though the airport remains open. Travelers are advised to check with their airlines.
  • Trailways of New York announced that bus service across the state has been suspended. Those who have bought tickets will have them honored on later trips for the next three days.
  • The Halfmoon Senior Center is closed Wednesday.
  • Amsterdam City Hall closed at noon Wednesday.
  • The Northeastern Community Action Partnership’s Youth Summit 2018, scheduled for Thursday in Colonie, has been canceled.
  • The “Creative Life: A Conversation Series” event with photographer Frédéric Brenner, scheduled for Wednesday at the UAlbany Performing Arts Center, has been canceled.
  • A meeting of Schenectady Landlords Influencing Change, planned for Wednesday, has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 35 Furman St.
  • The Maple Avenue Science Night has been rescheduled for Monday.

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