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Snow Alert Issued

October 28,2011 | Vito A. Turso/Keith Mellis

Press Release # 11-35, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The New York City Department of Sanitation has issued a ‘snow alert’ for Saturday, October 29th starting at 3:00 PM for the potential of up to one inch of snow.

A snow alert indicates the possibility of a snow event.  In preparation for a snow event, DSNY personnel begin initial equipment readiness, including loading salt spreaders, attaching plows, preparing tire chains, and notifying supplementary personnel as needed.  DSNY is coordinating with the Office of Emergency Management and the Department of Transportation on snow clearing protocol in accordance with each agency’s written snow plan.  All City agencies have been notified of the snow alert.

DSNY will continue to monitor forecasts and will provide updates as the snow event approaches.