FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 14, 2020
Snow Emergency Procedures for the City of Kingston
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble would like to remind residents about Snow Emergency procedures and alternate side parking rules in the City of Kingston. A Snow Emergency is typically announced if more than 3 inches of snow is forecasted, and plowing is required.
When a Snow Emergency is declared, the best place for vehicles is off-street, however, alternate side parking will be in effect. During a Snow Emergency, parking is permitted on the odd side of the street on odd numbered calendar days and on the even side of the street on even numbered calendar days. The odd or even side of the street is determined by house numbers. At 7:00am the following day, vehicles must move to the opposite side of the street. Vehicles not in compliance will be ticketed and towed.
“As we prepare for winter weather, it’s important that residents understand how our Snow Emergencies work, so that our Public Works department can clear the roads effectively,” said Mayor Noble. “Alternate side parking ensures that our roadways can be cleared, that businesses can remain open, and that residents may continue to park near their homes - but it only works if our residents cooperate.”
During a Snow Emergency, regular alternate side parking rules are suspended. On-street and off-street parking meters are suspended. Pre-existing parking restrictions which allow or prohibit parking on a particular side of the street are temporarily superseded by snow emergency alternate side of the street parking rules.
No parking is allowed within 50 feet of any street corner and vehicles must not block fire hydrants, driveways, entryways or exits for parking lots, or in any hazardous manner.
The City of Kingston will announce a Snow Emergency in the following ways:
- Online at www.kingston-ny.gov and at the City of Kingston Facebook page.
- By phone or text using the City’s notification system, Swift911. Sign up to receive calls or texts here.
- By e-mail. Recipients of the Mayor’s newsletter will receive an e-mail notification. Sign up for the newsletter here.
- Via media—all local media will be alerted
For a snow-related service request or to report hazardous road conditions, call the Department of Public Works dispatch at 845-338-2114. If your car has been towed, call the Kingston Police Department at 84-331-1671.
If you are not able to move your vehicle off the road, municipal parking lots are free and open to the public 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