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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Winter Snow Storm Coming To NYC Today - Roosevelt Island Parking Suspended On All Sides Of Street Until Further Notice, Free Parking At Motorgate Garage And Underneath Helix Ramp Advises RIOC



According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):

**Effective at 4 PM today, parking on both sides of all Roosevelt Island roadways will be suspended until further notice. **

Please be advised that the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning citywide from 6:00 PM Thu, Jan. 2 to 1:00 PM Fri Jan. 3. The current forecast calls for 6-8 inches of snow accompanied by strong winds. The NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM) today issued a Hazardous Travel Advisory for Thu and Fri due to anticipated weather conditions that will result in wet, slick sidewalks; roadways could quickly turn icy.

ALL vehicles must be moved off the roads in order for snow preparation and subsequent removal to take place. Free parking will be available at the Motorgate Garage and underneath the Helix Ramp until further notice. If you have any questions or problems, contact Public Safety at (212) 832 4545 or the Motorgate Garage at (212) 832-4585. You may also come to the Motorgate offices on the fourth floor of the Garage.

The roof of the Motorgate Parking Garage will also be closed due to anticipated icy conditions. The exit will remain open for cars that are already parked in this location; additional parking is available on the lower levels.

Red Bus service will not extend to Southpoint Park during this time, but will terminate at the Tram Station before continuing North.

In addition, access to the Commons area east of the Subway station will be closed off due to recurring icy conditions.

Residents should drive slowly, monitor weather and traffic, use major streets or highways, and keep the name and number of at least one local towing service. Pedestrians should avoid slippery surfaces, dress in layers, and maintain a heightened awareness of cars, especially when crossing intersections.

Trucks will be plowing and salting the roadways throughout the day and during the night in order to avert dangerous travel conditions. We urge all residents to check in on their elderly and disabled neighbors, to be careful and stay safe throughout the storm. Thank you for your cooperation while necessary preparations for the storm and subsequent snow removal are taking place.

Sincerely,

Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group
Be careful

Image of Roped Off Riverwalk Commons

tonight.

UPDATE 3:20 PM - RIOC just sent out this second advisory:
**Reminder: Effective at 4 PM today, there will be NO PARKING on Main St. or the East and West Roadways in order for snow preparation and subsequent removal to take place.**

Please be advised that the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning citywide from 6:00 PM Thu, Jan. 2 to 1:00 PM Fri Jan. 3. The current forecast calls for 6-8 inches of snow accompanied by strong winds. The NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM) today issued a Hazardous Travel Advisory for Thu and Fri due to anticipated weather conditions that will result in wet, slick sidewalks; roadways could quickly turn icy.

Residents should move their cars off the roads by 4 PM today. As an alternative, free parking will be available at the Motorgate Garage and underneath the Helix Ramp until further notice. If you have any questions or problems, contact Public Safety at (212) 832-4545 or the Motorgate Garage at (212) 832-4585. You may also come to the Motorgate offices on the fourth floor of the Garage.


Sincerely,

Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group
UPDATE 9:40 PM - According to a FDR Four Freedoms Park representative:
In anticipation of the storm, we have posted CLOSED signs at the Four Freedoms Park gate tonight. We will be assessing the situation Friday morning at 6:00 a.m. to determine if the Park will remain closed on Friday.

If the weather does not require us to close, and staff are able to make it safely to the Park, we will remove the signs and open for regular hours of operation tomorrow....
UPDATE 1/3 10:30 AM - From the FDR Four Freedoms Park:
The Four Freedoms Park will be closed today, Friday January 3. We expect to be open regular hours tomorrow but will provide updates if conditions require the Park to open late.

3 comments :

westviewgirl said...

the MTA needs to get involved, they get funds from us riders right? IT needs to be upgraded, and fixed..the emergency phone does not work inside it either...we were stuck one day and tried to use the emergency phone to call and it did not work and the doors would not open. It needs to be taken care of and done correctly. What a joke of an elevator in NYC, I would expect better. Does RIOC not do a monthy or weekly inspection of property and transit properties????

NotMyKid said...

So.. Where is the transit property?

As far as I remember. It belongs to rioc.

Looks like you were barking up the wrong tree to complain to.

CheshireKitty said...

That's pretty scary that the emergency phone in the elevator doesn't work. I was recently, thankfully, only briefly, stuck in an elevator; however, the emergency phone did work. I was connected to an emergency service live operator who was able to get the elevator reset remotely. It was reassuring to be in touch with her under the moderately stressful circumstances.


As long as the emergency phone in the elevator at the Manhattan side tram station does not work, could RIOC please post a phone number in the elevator that passengers could call for assistance if are stuck in the elevator?

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