OSSINING, N.Y. - With up to a foot of snow possibly making its way toward Ossining, local officials have declared a snow emergency and announced temporary parking changes in the village.
On Wednesday, Village Manager Paul Fraioli announced that beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Ossining would be in a state of snow emergency, establishing emergency parking and traffic regulations.
During the snow emergency, there will be no parking, stopping or standing on designated Snow Emergency Streets. Fraioli cautioned that any cars parked on one of those streets will be towed at the owner's expense.
In Ossining, designated Snow Emergency streets include:
- Broad Avenue, south from South Highland Avenue to State Street
- Croton Avenue, both sides, entire length
- Dale Avenue, both sides, entire length
- Edward Street, West Side, From Broad Avenue to Washington Avenue
- Everett Avenue, South Side, From South Highland Avenue to Spring Street
- Ferris Place, West Side, entire lengtb
- Lafayette Avenue, South Side, from Spring Street to State Street
- Main Street, both sides, entire length
- North Highland Avenue, both sides, entire length
- Pleasantville Road, both sides, entire length
- Secor Road, both sides, entire length
- South Highland Avenue, both sides, entire length
- Spring Street, West Side, entire length
- State Street, West Side, entire length
- William Street, South Side, from South Highland Avenue to State Street
During the storm, the village has asked homeowners with fire hydrants on their property to assist the Fire Department and DPW by clearing a three-foot area around the hydrant. According to police, they anticipate the activation of the Official Ossining Police Department Milk and Bread Alert System on Wednesday. The snow emergency will be in effect until further notice.
According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to stay temperate throughout the afternoon, before dropping on Wednesday night with as many as four inches of snow. On Thursday, the snow is expected to pick up, with another three to seven inches expected with strong winds. A winter storm warning and hazardous weather warning will be in effect from midnight until 6 p.m. on Thursday.