I just sent the following citywide robocall.  Please note especially that, in contrast to yesterday’s message, today’s north end garbage pickup is cancelled.  DPW had originally intended to pick up trash this morning, but reconsidered based on conditions.  We sincerely regret the error and any inconvenience it may have caused.

Good morning. This is the City of New Rochelle with updated information on today’s winter storm. Para espanol, oprima numero uno.

First, DPW has determined that conditions make garbage pickup impractical, and so today’s north end garbage service is cancelled. We advise residents to please bring their trash back from the curb, and sincerely regret any inconvenience from the error in yesterday’s message. In addition, tomorrow’s south end garbage pickup is cancelled. We expect that the normal sanitation schedule will resume on Wednesday with citywide recycling.

Storm conditions are expected to worsen throughout the day and then continue into tomorrow. Many secondary roads may not be completely cleared until well after the storm has ended.  Please plan accordingly and avoid unnecessary travel.

Now, to repeat information from yesterday . . .

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. 

For those trying to move cars off-street, free parking is available at New Roc City and at the New Rochelle Transit Center 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.

For additional information, visit newrochelleny.com/stormupdates.

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