Snow Emergency Declared
Beginning Saturday, January 19 at 2:00pm
Parking restrictions in effect beginning at 4:00pm
In preparation for potential significant snow accumulation in our region, the City of Kingston has declared a Snow Emergency beginning on Saturday, January 19, 2019, starting at 2:00pm. Parking restrictions will go into effect at 4:00pm.
Beginning at 4:00pm, vehicles may only be parked on the odd side of the street, which means the side of the street with odd house numbers. The best place for vehicles is off street.
On Sunday, January 20, vehicles on the street will need to move to the even side of the street at 7:00am.
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 pick up will be delayed one day next week due to the Monday holiday.
- Citibus will have normal service on Saturday, and will not be running on 1/21/19 due to the holiday. Buses will run on a normal schedule on Tuesday.
- City Hall and all administrative offices will be closed on Monday, January 21 in observance of the holiday, and will reopen as scheduled on Tuesday, January 22.
For updated information, check back at www.kingston-ny.gov. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.
Changes to Snow Emergency
Please note that the City of Kingston strives to send out alerts regarding snow emergencies and parking restrictions as soon as possible so that individuals and businesses can be best prepared. If in the event the forecast changes and/or it is determined that a snow emergency is no longer necessary, a separate alert with updated information will be sent out.
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. It can be confusing if one side of your street doesn't typically allow parking. However, 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parking restrictions which designate or prohibit parking on a particular side of the street are temporarily superseded by snow emergency alternate side of the street parking restrictions. Vehicles still may not block driveways or fire hydrants.
While the City offers snow emergency alternate side parking, individuals with access to off-street parking are strongly encouraged to move their vehicles off of the street to allow for the quickest and most effective clearing of snow.
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.