Parking Restrictions / Snow
Snow Emergency Rules and
Please note that this site may not be updated
immediately in bad weather, and the most up-to-date snow
emergency information will be available on the radio and
All normal parking regulations are in effect.
Priority Street Plowing
Priority streets are clearly posted. The Bureau of Service
declares priority street plowing. Priority street
restrictions go into effect with the accumulation of 3” or
more of snowfall. Vehicles may return to priority street
parking only after the entire length of the street has been
cleared of snow back to the curb.
Priority Streets (DO
NOT PARK AFTER 3 INCHES OF SNOWFALL):
Street (Erie Boulevard to Wendell Avenue)
Brandywine Avenue (State Street to Rugby Road)
Street (State Street to Rugby Road)
Boulevard (State Street to I-890)
Street (Veeder Avenue to Elm Street)
Street (Michigan Avenue to Altamont Avenue)
(State Street to the city line)
Avenue (Broadway to Fairview Avenue)
Are declared by the Mayor, and not
automatically based solely on the
amount of snowfall.
emergency will take effect at either 8:00 p.m. or 8:00 a.m.
The media will be notified of a declared
snow emergency so that it can advise the public.
Upon a snow emergency
being declared, all normal and priority street parking
restrictions are suspended.
All vehicles must be parked on the even-numbered side of
the street by the snow emergency’s declared start time
(8:00 p.m. or 8:00 a.m.). This includes all streets,
with the following exceptions:
If parking is already
restricted on both sides of the street
If parking correctly would
create a hazard
If parking correctly would defy
a temporary posting
Vehicles must remain on the even-numbered
side of the street for 24 hours.
Once the first 24-hour
period has passed, all vehicles must be moved to the
odd-numbered side of the street (with the above-listed
exceptions still in effect). The even/odd rotation continues
until the Mayor ends the snow emergency.
Although every snow emergency will be in
effect for a minimum of 48 hours, some could last for
several days, depending on the amount of snowfall and other
Snow Removal & Other
Parking may be further restricted for priority streets and
for snow removal. When these circumstances exist, temporary
signs will be posted. Some of the city’s narrower streets
may be posted on both sides during a snow emergency.
for not following these regulations are severe: Parking
tickets may be issued and vehicles may be towed at the
owner’s expense. Owners of towed vehicles may also be
liable for storage charges.
People who have questions
during a snowfall or snow emergency can call the City of
Schenectady Snow Emergency Hotline at 382-5279 or the Police
Department at 382-5263.
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