The Village of Nyack has declared a Snow Emergency in anticipation of the blizzard predicted for Mon-Tues Jan 26-27.
Any cars parked on streets that are in the snow emergency zone must be moved either into private driveways or into the village lots until the emergency is lifted. If you don’t have off street parking where you live, you can park for free in village lots as of 6p Monday until the Snow emergency has been lifted. Here’s the official announcement from Nyack-NY.gov.
SNOW EMERGENCY Parking Restrictions
- Broadway (from Cedar Hill Avenue to Fifth Avenue)
- Main Street (from Franklin Street to Water Street)
- Franklin Street (from Cedar Hill Avenue to Fifth Avenue)
- 1st Avenue (all)
- 2nd Avenue (all)
- 3rd Avenue (all)
- 4th Avenue (all)
- Ackerman Lane (all)
- Bridge Street (all)
- Burd Street (from Franklin Street to Water Street)
- Cedar Street (all)
- Church Street (all)
- Court Street (all)
- Depew Avenue (from Franklin Street to Memorial Park)
- Florence Street (all)
- Gedney Street (all)
- High Avenue (from Franklin Street to Gedney Street)
- Hudson Avenue (from Franklin Street to Piermont Avenue)
- Jefferson Street (all)
- Liberty Street (all)
- Lydecker Street (all)
- Marion Street (all)
- New Street (all)
- Park Street (all)
- Piermont Avenue (all)
- Remsen Street (all)
- Spear Street (all)
- Water Street (all)
We recommend that, even if your neighborhood is not affected by the snow emergency, you move your cars off village streets. Plows will not be able to easily see cars covered with snow. You should also note that the plows will make many, many runs in the course of the storm. Their primary responsibility is to clear the roadways and it is certain that any driveways that are shoveled mid storm WILL BE PLOWED IN. We recommend waiting until the end of the storm to shovel your driveway. If you do not wish to wait until the end of the storm, understand that plowing back in at the base of your driveway WILL happen.
As of 6p, January 26, 2015, there will be no charge for parking in any of the Village lots until the snow emergency is lifted. Paid parking in the business district will also be suspended but we ask that, whenever possible, cars be moved off all village streets until the snow emergency has passed. The Department of Public Works will work as quickly as possible to clear the streets of snow. Any cars left on village streets will slow this process. The DPW’s first priority will be clearing main thorough fares, emergency vehicle routes and routes used by buses. After that, smaller streets will be cleared. We ask that you be patient and remember the magnitude of this storm. We urge everyone to STAY OFF THE ROADS and SIDEWALKS until the storm has ended and streets and sidewalks are cleared.
When the snow emergency has been lifted, people will be allowed to return cars to their neighborhood streets. Many of the streets in our village, when parked on both sides, are too narrow for a plow to pass. In order for plowing to occur, alternate side parking rules must stay in effect and residents who cannot find parking on the proper side of the street should find alternate off street parking or move their cars to the village lot until their street has been cleared.
We urge everyone to make necessary preparations for power outages and other storm related issues that might occur. Check flashlight batteries, make sure you have your cell phones charged and necessary medicine as well as food and water for a few days.
Village Hall will be closed for regular business on Tuesday, Jan 27. Check our website for updates. However, Village Hall will have it’s backup generator hooked up and, in case of wide spread power outages, will provide emergency cell phone charging and a warming center.
Please, if you have a hydrant in front of your home, make it a priority to shovel it out. Do not approach any downed power lines. If you see a power line down call Orange and Rockland 1-877-434-4100. And do check on elderly or sick neighbors. When we all stick together and play it safe, storms can be beautiful adventures.
The Village Hotline that will issue updates to storm related questions or concerns. Call the Hotline at 845-358-5626 for updates. We also have a Facebook page and will post any necessary storm related concerns there in addition to our website. You can also call the Mayor, Jen Laird White on her cell at 914-282-3068 with any issues that need immediate attention.