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Snow Alert Issued

January 29,2012 | Vito A. Turso/Matthew LiPani

Press Release # 12-06, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The New York City Department of Sanitation has issued a ‘snow alert’ for Sunday, January 29, 2012 starting at 9 p.m. Current forecasts indicate a passing snow shower.

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, 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.