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Rivertowns Braces for Blizzard Conditions

Check here for the latest weather updates and cancellation information for the Rivertowns.

  • Get the latest weather forecast here.
  • Check out our photos/video and share your snowmen, snow angel and other winter weather photos by adding them here. 
  • Did you see a fallen tree, is your street without power? Let your neighbors know by leaving a message in the comments box below.

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MAP: How Much Snow Has Fallen in the Rivertowns?

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A Feb. 8 message from Irvington Mayor Brian Smith on the storm

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A  Feb. 8 message from the Mayor of Hastings-on-Hudson: Blizzard Advisory

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From the Village f Hastings-on-Hudson:

NEMO FINDS HASTINGS-STAY HOME-MOVE VEHICLES OFF ROADS-BLIZZARD WARNING

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Rivertowns Schools Close Due to Snow

  • Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-on-Hudson and Irvington Schools are closed Friday
  • Afternoon, evening and Saturday activities are also canceled in Hastings-on-Hudson.

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The following is a Feb. 7 message from the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson:

TRAFFIC/PARKING RESTRICTIONS DUE TO PREDICTED SNOW

THE FOLLOWING RESTRICTIONS WILL BE IN PLACE FROM FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH AT 9AM UNTIL SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH AT 11:59PM

  • WASHINGTON AVE – THERE WILL BE NO PARKING ON THE NORTH SIDE OF WASHINGTON AVE BETWEEN BROADWAY AND SOUTHSIDE AVE.
  • WARBURTON AVE – THERE WILL BE NO PARKING ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE WARBURTON AVE BRIDGE BETWEEN WASHINGTON AVE AND MAIN STREET.
  • ROSEDALE AVE – THERE WILL BE NO PARKING ON THE WEST SIDE OF ROSEDALE AVE BETWEEN MT. HOPE BLVD AND HILLSIDE AVE.

THE HASTINGS POLICE DEPARTMENT ASKS THAT ALL RESIDENTS PARK THEIR VEHICLES OFF OF ROADS TO ALLOW FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS TO PLOW THE STREETS  

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The following is a Feb. 7 message from Dobbs Ferry Mayor Hartley Connett:

Dear Residents,
 

Due to the impending winter storm, the Village would like to provide residents with the following information:
 

  • The commuter bus will not run tomorrow, Friday, February 8th
  • Alternate side of the street parking will be in effect on Monday and Tuesday to allow DPW to clear those streets to the curb line.
  • Overnight parking restrictions on Main Street and Cedar Street will be extended to 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Some simple things everyone can do to help:

  • Do not drive when snow is falling.  Stay off the road and allow DPW to clear the snow.
  • Do not park on streets that are designated as snow emergency streets.
  • Do not move police barricades, tape, traffic cones.  They are put into place to protect you during an emergency.
  • Do not blow, shovel or plow snow into the street once the street has been plowed. 
  • Please clear sidewalks of snow as soon as possible. Clearing of sidewalks should not exceed 12 hours after the snow stops falling. 
  • Please clear vehicles of snow as soon as possible after the snow stops falling and to enable DPW to plow to the curb.
  • Please clear nearby fire hydrants of snow.
  • Please check on elderly or infirmed neighbors.

Important numbers to call if you need assistance:

  • Call 911 for Police/Fire/Medical EMERGENCIES
  • Call the Dobbs Ferry Police at 693-5500 to report fallen trees, downed wires, blocked roads and other service related calls.
  • If you lost power or need to report an electrical problem, call Con Edison’s toll free Number: 1-800-75CONED (1-800-752-6633).

Additionally, please also notify the Police Department so they can maintain a list of residents without power. If you have reported a power outage, please also inform the police when your power is restored. This helps the village know who has and who does not have power.

  • Have a portable, battery powered radio and/or television and extra batteries.
  • Have flashlight(s)/portable lights with extra batteries.

For local storm related information stay tuned to:

  • News 12
  • WFAS AM 1230
  • WFAS FM 103.9
  • Public Access – Channel 77 Optimum or Channel 46 Verizon

The following Code Sections are related to Snow Emergencies in the Village of Dobbs Ferry:

Village Code Section 290-31. – Declaration of a Snow Emergency

A snow emergency shall exist throughout the entire Village when snow is falling or the

Village Department of Public Works is engaged in removing snow from Village streets and shall continue inexistence so long as the Department of Public Works is engaged in removing snow from any Village street.  The Village Administrator shall, from time to time, issue public announcements concerning snow emergencies by any means reasonably calculated to inform vehicle owners and operators, but it shall not be a defense to a charge of violating snow emergency regulations that the defendant was unaware of any such announcement.

Section 290-32.  Snow Emergency Streets Designated

The following streets are hereby designated as snow emergency streets, and no parking or standing of motor vehicles shall be permitted on the sides and at the locations shown in the following schedule while a snow emergency shall exist:

Name of Street                                   Side                 Length

  • Ashford Avenue                                 Both                Entire length
  • Belden Avenue                                  North               Entire length
  • Bellewood Avenue                            West                Entire length
  • Bradley Street                                   North               Entire length
  • Broadway                                          East                 Entire length
  • Northfield Avenue                              East                 Ashford Avenue to Moulton Avenue
  • Ogden Avenue                                   East                 Ashford Avenue to a point 100 ft.
  • south thereof
  • Rochambeau  Avenue                        North               Entire length
  • South Washington                             West                Ashford Avenue to Bradley Street

Section 290-33.  Dead-end streets

There shall be no parking during snow emergencies at the dead end of dead-end streets.

Also please remember:

·         All sidewalks must be cleared of snow within 12 hours after the snow stops falling.

·         Vehicles that are not cleared of snow and moved within 72 hours after the snow stops falling will be summonsed as abandoned vehicles

The village is fully prepared and will keep everyone informed as best as possible, or as things develop. 

Mayor Connett

February 7, 2013

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Heavy Snowfall for Friday

Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow February 08, 2013 at 10:36 PM
The best part of this or any storm is reading the verbose village messages from Hastings Mayor Swiderski. Though I seriously doubt he can top some his Sandy messages, we can still hope for information like, "as i sit here reading in candle light..." Arrogance and delusion at it's very very best.

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