States of Emergencies declared ahead of Tuesday snowstorm; Schenectady, Rotterdam, Niskayuna, Scotia

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SCHENECTADY – Multiple municipalities have declared states of emergency ahead of this week’s snowstorm as more than a foot of snow is expected.

Here are some of the local municipalities who have declared.

In Schenectady, a state of emergency has been declared prohibiting unnecessary travel during the storm.

Garbage collection scheduled for Tuesday is to be collected Saturday. Residents should remove their vehicles from city streets to allow for efficient snow removal.

The Schenectady Municipal Parking Garage on Broadway (entrance at 407 Hamilton Street) will be offering free parking starting at 3 p.m. Monday through the end of the week.

Vehicles parked on priority streets after the accumulation of three inches of snow may be ticketed or towed, officials said. Parking on priority streets may resume only after the storm has ended and the entire length of the street has been cleared of snow to the curb.

Priority streets are as follows: Van Vranken Avenue; Nott Street (Erie Boulevard to Wendell Avenue); Union Street; Eastern Avenue; Brandywine Avenue (State Street to Rugby Road); McClellan Street (State Street to Rugby Road); State Street; Erie Boulevard (State Street to I-890); Albany Street (Veeder Avenue to Elm Street); Altamont Avenue; Schuyler Street (Michigan Avenue to Altamont Avenue); Michigan Avenue; Crane Street; Chrisler Avenue; Broadway (State Street to the city line); Campbell Avenue (Broadway to Fairview Avenue)

Schenectady County: Schenectady County’s state of emergency runs from 10 p.m. Monday through 5 p.m. Tuesday and restricts travel to essential personnel.

County offices will be closed, including the county’s COVID vaccine delivery and test site at the McClellan Street Health Campus and all nine branches of the library. Residents who have an appointment scheduled with a county department Tuesday should reach out to reschedule.

The regular County Legislature meeting set for 7 p.m. Tuesday is postponed until Thursday.

Rotterdam: A Snow Emergency has been declared beginning at 6 p.m. Monday to run through 6 p.m. Wednesday.

No cars are to be parked on town roads or other items on the side of town roads. Any vehicle parked on a town road will be ticketed and towed.

Niskayuna: Snow emergency declared starting Monday and continuing through Thursday at 7 p.m.

On-street parking will be prohibited. Any vehicle parked on the street will be ticketed.

Scotia: Snow emergency from 10 p.m. Monday to 12 p.m. Wednesday. No parking is to be permitted on village streets or in the municipal lot. Vehicles in violation may be subject to ticketing and towing at owner’s expense.

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