Big winter storm arriving later today — because, of course, 2020 would end this way, with a parting shot of awful weather.  I just sent the following message citywide.  Stay safe.

This is the City of New Rochelle.

A major winter storm is heading our way, with heaviest snowfall beginning late this afternoon and continuing into tomorrow. Roads will be extremely unsafe, so avoid unnecessary travel.

Garbage collection is cancelled for both Thursday in the north end and Friday in the south end.

If you lose power, contact Con Edison at 1-800-75-CONED or Report downed trees and power lines to the New Rochelle Police at 654-2300.

Before the storm, if possible, please park cars off-street to make room for plows. As an option, parking will be free at New Roc City and at the New Rochelle Transit Center, today through Sunday night.

After the storm, please clear sidewalks and fire hydrants adjacent to your property. And, when digging out cars, please do not throw snow back into the street.

DPW will be working continuously through tonight and tomorrow – and, quite possibly, Friday and Saturday as well, but many streets may not be completely cleared for an extended period. Please plan accordingly.

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This has been Mayor Noam Bramson. Thank you for listening, and stay safe.