Snow Emergency Information | Snow Emergency Declared
Beginning Sunday, January 16 at 7:00pm
Parking restrictions in effect beginning at 9:00pm
JANUARY 16IS AN EVEN DAY
In preparation for the forecast of an accumulation of 3+ inches of snow in our region, the City of Kingston has declared a Snow Emergency beginning TONIGHT AT 7:00PM. Parking restrictions will go into effect at 9:00PM. Please move your vehicle to the EVEN side of the street as soon as possible.
Unless you are parked on a Snow Emergency Route, vehicles may be parked on the EVEN side of the street, which means the side of the street with even house numbers. The best place for vehicles is off street.
There will be no parking on Snow Emergency Routes. For a list of streets, please visit https://kingston-ny.gov/snowemergency
Vehicles should be moved to the ODD side of the street (or off the street if possible) on at 7:00 AM Monday, January 17, 2021.
Vehicles not in compliance with these parking restrictions will be ticketed and towed
Snow Emergency Routes will be maintained as priorities for plowing throughout the storm.
•Trash and recycling WILL NOT be picked up on Monday
•All parking lots and meters are suspended.
For additional information, visit www.kingston-ny.gov.
All vehicles must be parked in allowable locations, including: private driveways or parking lots owned by the vehicle owner or with permission of the owner; municipal lots; or on the appropriate side of the street. During snow emergencies, any pre-existing parking restrictions which designate or prohibit parking on a particular side of the street are temporarily superseded by snow emergency alternate side of the street parking. Vehicles still may not block driveways or fire hydrants.
Individuals with access to off-street parking are strongly encouraged to move vehicles off of the street to allow for the quickest and most effective snow clearing.
Duration of Snow Emergency
Snow emergencies and related parking restrictions are typically in effect for at least two days in order for the Department of Public Works to clear both sides of the street. You must adhere to these parking restrictions and move your vehicle, regardless of whether or not the weather has improved or the street looks clear. Parking restrictions may be lifted sooner if the City determines it to be safe to do so. In this event, a separate alert will be sent announcing the change to parking restrictions.
Parking and Travel Regulations
As soon as you are aware that bad weather is on the way, and if you have access to off-street parking, move your vehicle to an off-street location. This protects your car from being splashed with slush, becoming plowed in, or being hit by passing vehicles. It will give snowplows space to plow the snow and will also prevent your vehicle from being towed.
The City of Kingston allows alternate side parking during snow emergencies. When a snow emergency is announced, parking will be permitted on the odd side of the street on odd numbered days and on the even side of the street on even numbered days. The start time of each snow emergency is determined by the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works and the Mayor. At 7:00am the following day, vehicles will switch to the opposite side of the street.
“Odd side” is the side of the street in which the house numbers are odd. “Even side” is the side of the street in which the house numbers are even. The odd or even day is determined by the calendar date.
Note: For the duration of a snow emergency, meters are suspended and no payment is required to park on the street.
Municipal Parking Lots
There are municipal lots throughout the City where you can park your car during a snow emergency. Parking in these lots overnight is allowed during a snow emergency.
•All 3 North Front Street lots
•Forsyth Park lot adjacent to the tennis courts
•Dietz Stadium lot
•Sea Deli lot
•Hodge Center lot
•AME Zion Church on Franklin St. lot
•Cornell St. lot
•Prince St. lot
•Lot next to Arace Electronics (357 Broadway)
•Broadway Commons (615 Broadway)
•Dock St. Lot
•117-165 Abeel St.
•Trolley Museum lot
•Kingston Point Beach
Vehicle owners may be required to remove their vehicles from municipal lots after a snow emergency ends so that the lots can be cleared. Signage will be posted 24 hours in advance if a municipal lot is scheduled to be closed for snow removal.
Note: For the duration of a snow emergency, meters are suspended and no payment is required for municipal lots that have pay stations. Permits are not required to park in the municipal lots during snow emergencies.
Important Contact Information
•In case of emergency, call 911.
•For a snow-related service request or to report hazardous road conditions during a snow emergency, call the Department of Public Works at 845-338-2114.
•If your car has been towed, call the Kingston Police Department at 845-331-1671.
•If you or someone you know does not have a safe place to stay overnight, call Family of Woodstock at 845-338-2370 to discuss emergency service options.
Snow Emergency Safety Tips
Heavy exertion such as shoveling snow, clearing debris, or pushing a car can increase the risk of a heart attack. To avoid problems:
•Stay warm, dress warm and SLOW DOWN when working outdoors.
•Take frequent rests to avoid over exertion.
•If you feel chest pain-STOP and seek help immediately.
Home Emergency Supplies
•Flashlights and extra batteries
•Battery-operated radio and extra batteries
•Emergency non-perishable foods that do not require refrigeration
•Non-electric can opener
•One week supply of essential medicines
•Extra blankets and sleeping bags
•First aid kit and manual
•Emergency heating equipment, used properly
For more winter safety tips, visit: http://www.ny.gov/winter-safety-tips
How You Can Help
•You are responsible for your sidewalk – shovel sidewalks and keep clear.
•Don’t throw snow back into the street- snow thrown back onto the roadway may freeze, causing hazardous road conditions. You may cause injury to family, friends or neighbors.
•Check on your neighbors.
•Limit your travel during hazardous conditions.
•If you have access to a driveway, park your vehicle there and not on the street.