This weekend’s weather forecast is grim.  I’ve just sent the following citywide message.  Stay safe.

This is the City of New Rochelle with an important weather advisory.  Para espanol, oprima numero uno. 

A major winter storm is predicted for our area, with snow beginning tonight and continuing throughout tomorrow. Significant accumulations are possible and strong winds are forecast. For your safety, please avoid unnecessary travel.

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, beginning at 5:00pm today and continuing through Sunday at midnight.

Our DPW crews will operate continuously throughout the weekend, but full clearance of all roads may take time. Please plan accordingly.

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.  

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. 

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