News Release - Residents Advised to Use Caution During Snowfall, Falling Temperatures, Adhere to Alternate-Side Parking Regulations

City of Rochester

News Release

(Friday, Jan. 14, 2022) -
With very cold temperatures and wind chills as low as 15 to 20 degrees below zero forecasted for this evening into tomorrow and the possibility of heavy snow accumulations of 9 inches or more with 35 mph winds forecasted for Sunday evening through Monday afternoon, the City is reminding residents to limit the amount of time spent outdoors and to cover exposed skin when outside.

In addition, residents should never use stoves, ovens or other cooking appliances to heat their homes and to be mindful of fire hazards. Space heaters should be placed at least three feet away from flammable objects. Pets should not be left outside.

Use caution when traveling this weekend. In weather this cold, salt becomes less effective. Motorists should pay special attention to road and weather conditions and adhere to the alternate-side parking regulations.

Parking regulations are very important during and after snow events -- just one car parked on the wrong side of the street can be an impediment to snow plows. If you are out on the roads, please give our snow plows plenty of space.

Property owners are also asked to clear sidewalks in front of their property of snow and ice and to clear snow from around fire hydrants. It is illegal to shovel or plow snow onto the street, sidewalk, or public right of way.

To track City plow runs in real time, visit www.CityofRochester.Gov/plowtrax. For more information on the City’s snow removal policies and procedures, visit: www.CityofRochester.Gov/rocsnow.

City 911 and 311 call centers see a high call volume during weather events. Citizens are reminded to only call 911 for police, fire or ambulance services. Call 311 for questions about City services.