A “Snow Emergency” has been declared in the City of Glens Falls, beginning 8pm Monday, March 13 and ending 8am Wednesday, March 15, Acting Mayor Jim Clark has announced. Mayor Collins is out of town until later this week.
The National Weather Service is forecasting 8” to 12” of snow to fall between now and Wednesday morning with higher accumulations just beyond the city limits. The wind will also be a factor as wind gusts could exceed 30 to 35 miles per hour. This means blowing and drifting snow will be an issue.
During a Snow Emergency in Glens Falls, on-street parking is banned to allow plow crews to clear away the snow, and to allow emergency vehicles to travel unimpeded. Also, during a Snow Emergency, non-urgent vehicular traffic is discouraged.
If you must be out in a vehicle, safety experts recommend that you use extreme caution as the road conditions are going to be unpredictable, and they recommend carrying emergency supplies in your car – including blankets, water, and food. You should also make sure you dress in protective clothing and layers.
All residents within the City of Glens Falls should prepare for the possibility of power outages due to the combination of heavy, wet snow and strong, gusty winds.
And, if you have a fire hydrant near your house or business, please assist the City of Glens Falls Fire Department by clearing the snow away from the hydrant.
For more information regarding this or any other issue, please reach out via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. If your issue is urgent or if you’re looking to speak with Mayor Collins regarding a formal comment, please call (518) 920-4884.