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Snow Alert! Guidelines for Property Owners & Businesses

Photo: Anders Holst

SoHo Broadway District: Do your part to keep the neighborhood safe

New York City is currently under a Winter Storm Warning and State of Emergency.

The SoHo Broadway Initiative and its Clean Team members provided by ACE are removing snow and ice from crosswalks, catch basins, bus stops, subway entrances and the areas surrounding fire hydrants.

Property owners and businesses are again reminded that they must also keep their sidewalks clear of snow and ice. Recently, the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) posted a useful guide (download PDF) listing the snow removal responsibilities of homeowners, property managers, businesses, and residents along with a Snow FAQ with information on DSNY’s snow removal efforts when winter weather hits.

If the snow stops falling between:

Businesses should inform their employees of procedures for delayed openings and sidewalk clearing responsibilities.

For outdoor dining, Restaurants are currently under a Snow Alert and must:

Additionally, Alternate Side Parking is suspended through Tuesday. Meters will be in effect. Citi Bike may temporarily close due to weather, check for updates on their Twitter. If you are traveling, expect driving delays and if using mass transit stay informed with the MTA’s Twitter page.

Meanwhile, all winter weather information and information about the City’s response to any winter storm can be found by visiting the City’s Severe Weather website at www.nyc.gov/severeweather or by calling 311. New Yorkers are also encouraged to sign up for the Notify NYC, the City’s free emergency notification system.  Through Notify NYC, New Yorkers can sign up for receive phone calls, text messages, and emails alerts about severe weather events and emergencies.

To sign up for Notify NYC, call 311, visit www.nyc.gov or follow @NotifyNYC on Twitter.

Download:  NYC Department of Sanitation: Snow Removal: Your Responsibilities

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