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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

8-12 Inches Of Snow Coming Tomorrow - Remove Cars From Roosevelt Island Main Street And East/West Roadway, Free Parking At Motorgate Garage For Residents, Public Schools Closed Too

Crazy weather. Spring like temperatures today followed by heavy snow tomorrow for Roosevelt Island.

 Image From January 2016 RIOC Snow Clean Up

According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC)
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for our area beginning Thursday, February 9th, 2017, due to snow, forecasted temperatures, and/or wind chills at or below 32 degrees.

Total snow accumulation is expected to be between 8-12 inches. Residents are encouraged to avoid unnecessary travel. Please drive slowly, 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

Please be advised that, due to the Snow Emergency, there is “NO PARKING, NO STOPPING OR NO STANDING” on Main St. or the East and West Roadways from, Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 6:00AM THRU Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 6:00PM, in order for snow preparation and subsequent removal to take place.

Removing cars from the roadways in preparation for salting and plowing is essential for snow removal to take place. We thank you for your cooperation.

As an alternative, free parking will be available at the Motorgate Garage starting at 5AM, Thurs, Feb. 9th, 2017. Please note that free parking is only for residents of the island. Proof of residency and vehicle registration must be presented upon entering. Vehicle must be registered to a Roosevelt Island resident. Vehicles accommodated for snow emergency must be moved by 6PM on Fri, Feb. 10th, 2017 when Main Street reopens for parking. After that time standard Motorgate parking fees will apply. Please contact the Motorgate Garage at (212) 832-4585 or visit the Motorgate offices on the fourth floor if you have any additional questions.

Trucks will be plowing and salting the roadways throughout the day and night in order to avert dangerous travel conditions. RIOC will be working to keep all areas clean for the duration of the storm. Expect delays in Red Bus and Tram service. Thank you for your cooperation while necessary preparations for the storm and subsequent snow removal are taking place.

To report any icy or other hazardous areas or conditions, please call the Public Safety Department at 212-832-4545 as soon as possible.


Anonymous said...

Motor gate is not closing the roof .which means the people on the roof will be forced to dig their cars out.but there will be free inside parking for all island residents during the storm. No digging their car out .is this Fair. I was told by motor gate this is what was told to them from rioc .