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Winter Weather Advisory

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With winter storms bearing down on New York City, keep up to date with National Weather Service storm warnings and keep reading below for tips from city agencies to keep you safe, along with reminders about your responsibilities as a city resident.


From the NYC Department of Sanitation’s Digest of Codes, Section 16-123: Every owner, lessee, tenant, occupant or other person having charge of any lot or building must clean snow and/or ice from the sidewalk within 4 hours after the snow has stopped falling, or by 11 AM if the snow has stopped falling after 9 PM the previous evening. Snow may not be thrown into the street.

If the snow or ice becomes frozen so hard that it cannot be removed, the sidewalk may be strewn with ashes, sand, sawdust or similarly suitable material within the same time limits. The sidewalk must be thoroughly cleaned as soon as the weather permits. Fines: $100-$150 – 1st Offense, $150-$350 – 2nd Offense, $250-$350 – 3rd & subsequent offenses.

To report a sidewalk that has not been shoveled, click here. To report a dangerous condition caused by snow on the roadway, click here. For the latest condition updates from the Department of Sanitation, visit their website by clicking this link.

Delayed Garbage and Recycling Collection: Snow operations will cause delays in garbage and recycling collections.  Residents should clear snow from material already out and place material on the sidewalk (not in the street) where it will be accessible to Sanitation Workers. Notices of Violation for properly packaged refuse and recyclables will not be issued while there are any service delays.

From the Department of Environmental Protection: DEP asks all city residents to help keep catch basins and fire hydrants clear of snow. DEP is asking that homeowners, merchants and commercial property managers help the city’s snow removal efforts by helping to keep the catch basin grates clear of snow and debris in order to maintain proper drainage.  As you shovel your sidewalks or shovel out your car parked on a city street, please also clear the catch basins and around fire hydrants, especially those in front of your property. It is important to keep hydrants visible for emergency crews. Thank you and be safe.  For more information, visit;;


From the New York City Police Department: During the snowstorm, if possible, don’t drive. Take Mass Transportation as the roads will be extremely dangerous.  If you must drive, please follow all Traffic and Pedestrian rules.  Be aware that there is black ice on the roads and sidewalks. Drive and walk with caution.  Prepare yourself for delays, cancellations and power outages.  Be kind and watch out for your neighbors.  Stay safe and be careful. Call 311 for non-emergencies and 911 for emergencies.

Please check on your neighbors who are senior citizens or individuals with special needs, as they may need assistance obtaining necessities during inclement weather, including perishables. NYC Service is partnering with community based organizations that offer snow removal services. Please visit NYC Service for more information on how to volunteer.

Those without homes need our help! Call 311 and ask for the Mobile Outreach Response Team if you know someone without a home, who needs assistance. Outreach workers are available 24 hours-a-day.

Alternate Side Parking is suspended to facilitate snow removal through the weekend and will also be suspended on Tuesday, February 18 for snow removal. Meters will remain in effect. For updates, check the New York City Department of Transportation‘s website by clicking the link provided.

Immediately report power outages to your power company:

For the latest snowstorm updates and answers to many commonly asked questions, check the City of New York’s website by Clicking This Link.

Snow Laborers: Individuals interested in registering as a snow laborer with the Department of Sanitation can do so at their local district DSNY garage between 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The rate of pay begins at $12 per hour, and increases to $18 after the first 40 hours. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, be eligible to work in the United States, and capable of performing heavy physical labor. All applicants must bring: Two small photos (1 ½ square), Original and copy of two forms of identification, Social Security card. You can contact Community District 14’s DSNY Garage by calling 718-629-6720. If you are not a CD14 resident, you can find your local garage here.

Topics: Sanitation, Snow