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Peekskill-Cortlandt Storm Hub: Peekskill Residents Asked to Move Cars, Clear Catch Basins

A clearinghouse of information related to the winter storm. Everything from school closings to public service announcements can be found here.

Update, 5:15 p.m.

Peekskill Police Chief Eric Johansen said cars will be towed if they aren't moved to the opposite side of the street in accordance with the city's winter parking regulations.

Johansen said 16 cras have been towed and 125 parking tickets have been written so far. Anybody whose car has been towed should contact the police department at (914) 737-8000.

About 13 inches of snow fell in the City of Peekskill as of 8 a.m., according to observations reported to the National Weather Service by the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network.  

Plow operators will hit the roads again at midnight in an effort to clear streets and residents needs to follow alternate-side-of-the-street parking rules in order for them the work to continue.

Vehicles in violation of the city's posted signs will be ticketed and towed. 

City officials are also asking residents to clear their catch basins in preparation of Monday's storm.

"In an effort to get the city up and running safely and with Monday's predicted rain storm, we're asking the public for help in clearing snow away from fire hydrants and catch basins," says Acting City Manager Brian Havranek.  "Whether keeping off the roads or helping to shovel the drains, everybody's been pitching in today and we appreciate it. Storms like this tend to bring the community together."

 

Update, 5:50 a.m.

The start of Bee-Line bus service will be delayed today until the road conditions have improved.

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The latest snowfall reports submitted to the National Weather Service had Peekskill receiving 5.5 inches of snowfall as of 9:45 p.m. Friday.

Some areas, such as Mount Vernon, had reports of nearly 14 inches of snow as of 2 a.m. Kent Cliffs in Putnam County had 11 inches of snow dumped on it as of 2 a.m.

Less than inch of light snow, mainy before 9 a.m., is expected today.

A northwest wind of  17 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph, is also expected. Motorists are advised to avoid driving due to the hazards caused by snow drifts.

Service on Metro-North remained suspended as of Saturday morning. The Bee-Line Bus Service in Westchester County is expected to resume its normal operations today.

State police reported no road closures locally this morning. Troopers said they had to deal with nearly 100 weather related car accidents Friday.

Peekskill's winter parking ordinance remains in effect and parking is prohibited on Cortlandt town roads until April 15.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency last night.

Check below for a list of closings and cancellations that have been reported so far. A link to yesterday's storm hub can be found here.

Email Rasheed.oluwa@patch.com to report any additional cancellations or postponements, or post them in the comments sections below.

Cancellations/Postponements

  • The Children's Theatre Company in Peekskill has cancelled its play, Queen Kunka Bunka and The Rotten Royal Rascal, today due to the storm. The production is on for Sunday Feb 10 at 3 p.m.
  • Today's meeting of the Women of H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Everywhere) is rescheduled to Friday, Feb. 15, at noon, in the social hall of the Peekskill Presbyterian Church on 705 South St. All women and men are invited to join in a discussion about "Caregiving for Family Members" lead by Rev.Stephany Graham. Bring a sandwich. Hot and cold beverages, plus dessert, will be provided free of charge.
  • The Field Libary in Peekskill is closed today.
  • The Juneteenth Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance that was scheduled for Feb. 14 has been postponed.
  • All Hudson Valley VA Hospital clinics are for cancelled today.
  • Fred's Pantry, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Peekskill, is closed today.
  • Energy Movement Center classes are cancelled today.
  • The Lincoln Parade Celebration and Dinner has been postponed
  • EagleFest Pushed Back to Sunday Due to Storm
  • Ray Rice Hometown Victory Rally: Due to the predicted inclement weather, the hometown victory rally for Ray Rice scheduled for today has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 2 at 10:30 AM at New Rochelle City Hall, front steps, 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801. Further details will be forthcoming as the date approaches.
  • FEMA Disaster Recovery Workshop: The Westchester County workshop was originally scheduled for today, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Town Court, 1 Town Hall Plaza, Valhalla. FEMA will issue a new advisory when the events are rescheduled.
  • Fire training: All classes at the Fire Training Center at the Department of Emergency Services in Valhalla are canceled for today.
paula February 09, 2013 at 03:16 PM
5.5 inches? Not in my yard!
joshua tanner February 10, 2013 at 02:43 AM
$6250 for one night of tickets. Not bad.
joshua tanner February 10, 2013 at 10:45 AM
I know the plows have to block the driveways again as they clean up but on the last pass the plow also put all the snow on to the sidewalks. Don't see a point in squeaking out a tad bit more room for cars by blocking sidewalks in the process.

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