Another winter storm is on the way, making for a messy end to the week.  I just sent the following message citywide.  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 early tomorrow, becoming heavier Thursday afternoon and continuing into Friday.  Roads will be unsafe, so avoid unnecessary travel. 

Garbage collection is cancelled for both Thursday and Friday. However, comingled recycling will be picked up tomorrow citywide. To repeat: garbage pickup is cancelled for Thursday and Friday, but comingled recycling will be picked up tomorrow citywide, both north end and south end.

As always, 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, effective immediately through Saturday at midnight.

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. 

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