Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Spring Arrives Today But Big Snowstorm Coming To Roosevelt Island Tomorrow - Please Remove Cars From Main Street, Free Parking At Motorgate Garage & Youth Center Closed Says RIOC

Spring officially arrives today

but winter weather has not given up.
Roosevelt Island, get ready for more snow.

According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC)
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for our area on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018, due to snow, forecasted temperatures, and/or wind chills.

Total snow accumulation is expected to be between 6-12 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 in your vehicle. 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, Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 at 8:00PM THRU Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 at 8:00PM, in order for snow removal to take place.

As an alternative, free parking will be available at the Motorgate Garage starting at 8PM, Tues, March 21st, 2018. 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 8PM on Thurs, March 22nd, 2018 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, please call the Public Safety Department at 212-832-4545 as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
RIOC adds;
Due to the expected inclement weather, the Youth Center will be closed on Wednesday, March 21st.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Stay safe and warm!
UPDATE 3/22 - RIOC reports:
Due to severe, inclement weather the Sportspark, Cultural Center & Good Shepherd will be closing at 2pm today. These facilities will open on Thursday, March 22nd at 2pm. Thank you for your cooperation.