With Mother Nature expected to drop as much of a foot of snow in the Hudson Valley on Wednesday, officials in Yorktown have declared a Snow Emergency, which will be in effect indefinitely.
Yorktown Town Supervisor Ilan Gilbert announced that after consulting with Police Chief Robert Noble and Highway Superintendent David Paganelli, the Snow Emergency was declared, effective as of 10 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6.
According to Gilbert, a declaration of a Snow Emergency “is intended to assist Yorktown’s Highway Department in its efforts to clear the road of snow and to assist the town’s emergency service agencies such as police, fire and emergency medical services in their efforts to respond to emergencies.”
During the Snow Emergency, vehicles that are parked on Yorktown roadways will be towed “and stored in any suitable place.” The owner of any vehicle towed will need to present proof of ownership at the Yorktown Police Department prior to retrieving the vehicle. Gilbert said that he is urging residents not to operate any motor vehicles unless completely necessary.
Snow is expected to begin in the area at approximately 2 a.m. on Wednesday before becoming steadier in the morning, with the bulk expected to come later in the day and on Wednesday night.
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