A major winter storm is forecast for our region, with heaviest snowfall on Monday, tapering off into Tuesday.  I just sent the following citywide message with additional information.  Please avoid travel and stay safe.

Good afternoon. This is the City of New Rochelle with winter storm information. Para espanol, oprima numero uno.

A major winter storm is predicted for our area, with snowfall beginning overnight, becoming heavy throughout Monday, and tapering off into Tuesday. Roads will be extremely unsafe, so avoid unnecessary travel.

Monday’s garbage collection is not cancelled, and will occur as normal.

Winds and heavy snow may bring down utility lines. If you lose power, contact Con Edison at 1-800-75-CONED or www.coned.com.  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, effective immediately and until further notice.

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, but many secondary roads may not be completely cleared until well after the storm has ended.  Please plan accordingly.

For additional information, visit newrochelleny.com/stormupdates.

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