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Snow Alert Issued

January 20,2012 | Vito A. Turso/Matthew LiPani

Press Release # 12-05, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The New York City Department of Sanitation has issued a ‘snow alert’ for Saturday, January 21, 2012 starting at 12:01 a.m. Current forecasts indicate two to six inches of snow may accumulate.

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, preparing tire chains, attaching plows, etc.  DSNY is coordinating with the Office of Emergency Management and the Department of Transportation on snow clearing protocols in accordance with each agency’s written snow plan. 

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