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Snow emergency NOT declared in Schenectady; no parking allowed on priority streets (with list); Albany declares emergency

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— A snow emergency has not been declared in the City of Schenectady, according to city police.

However, there is no parking on priority streets until the snow has stopped and the entire street has been cleared.

Priority streets include the following:

-- State Street (entire length)

-- Union Street (entire length)

-- Crane Street (entire length)

-- Van Vranken Avenue (entire length)

-- Brandywine Avenue (entire length)

-- Altamont Avenue (entire length)

-- Eastern Avenue (from Nott Terrace to McClellan Street)

-- Albany Street (from Veeder Avenue to Elm Street)

-- Broadway (from State Street south to city line)

-- McClellan Street (from State Street to Rugby Road)

-- Nott Street (from Erie Boulevard to Wendell Avenue)

-- Chrisler Avenue (from Main Avenue to Altamont Avenue)

-- Michigan Avenue (from Route 890 to Chrisler Avenue)

-- Parkwood Boulevard (from Union Street to the Plaza)

-- Glenwood Boulevard (from Union Street to the Plaza)

Meanwhile, the City of Albany has issued a snow emergency, beginning at 8 p.m. today. At that time, all normal parking rules and regulations will be temporarily suspended. During the first 24 hours of the snow emergency, all vehicles must be parked on the even-numbered side of the street.

Beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday, all vehicles must be parked on the odd-numbered side of the street for the next 24-hour period.



January 12, 2011
9:46 a.m.

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The last time it snowed, there were cars parked on most of those streets that were not moved, not ticketed and not towed. Because they sat there, the plows had to go around them and they left a mess. People were not moving their cars as required on side streets so they were not properly plowed either. Half the sidewalks in Schenectady do not get shoveled. What a joke - another great job by the City.

January 12, 2011
10:16 a.m.

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What do you expect safny? We pay the highest taxes anywhere and that's what we get. Wasn't there a Revolution with King George because of high taxes?? It's a pure joke.

January 12, 2011
1:55 p.m.

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The amount paid in taxes have nothing to do with property owners responsibility to clear their sidewalks of snow.

The worse culprits are businesses, who clear their parking lots of snow right down to dry pavement, but either ignore their sidewalks, or worse yet, PUSH snow from their lot ONTO *our* sidewalks.

Example: the mountain of snow blocking the sidewalk and actually extending out into the street on Sunday between CTR Auto Sales, of 1575 State St, and Severino Auto Sales, of 1573 State. It's also the location of a "BusPlus" shelter, and the sidewalk remained uncleared, despite the time since the snowfall.

Chances are I'll see the same sight 2 days after this storm too.

January 13, 2011
9:32 a.m.

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Today I see at the vacant lot (used for parking) next to the Barney Building that snow has been pushed forward onto the sidewalk, which remains unshoveled. Further west at the former "West Liberty Parking Lot", which was sold to the owner of the former MVP building, has not been shoveled on either State nor Liberty Streets, and the sidewalks of the MVP building on both Liberty and Union remain uncleared. The parking lot is advertised "available for lease" - after Metroplex sold it for $1. What a comedy of errors!