Yonkers declares a state of emergency

February 9, 2010 8:48:30 PM PST
The city of Yonkers has declared a state of emergency starting at midnight on Wedneaday. Mayor Phil Amicone said the state of emergency will allow personnel redeployments to deal with the weather situation. The state of emergency will remain in effect until further notice.

As part of the emergency, the Yonkers Parking Violations Bureau has cancelled evening hours on Wednesday, February 10, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Anyone with a scheduled hearing for Wednesday night who has not been contacted should call 914-377-6630 to reschedule.

City offices and facilities, including the Cacace Justice Center, will be open on wednesday unless otherwise noticed.


  • Due to the state of emergency, there is NO PARKING along emergency routes. Failure to move your car will result in the vehicle being towed. The owner will be responsible for a towing fee in addition to being issued a summons. After the snow emergency route has been plowed, vehicles may again be parked.

  • Free, temporary parking is available in Parking Authority garages and lots, (at metered spaces only), lots in select city parks and schools 13, 16, 21 and 23 (along snow emergency routes). Cars must be removed from school lots immediately following snow removal. The following lots are NOT available: Crescent Lot, Highland Lot, Lawrence Lot, Radford Lot and Rockledge Lot. Any vehicle parked in these lots during a snow emergency will be ticketed.


    *All snow emergency routes in the City of Yonkers are posted with red and white signs. Cars must be moved prior to midnight.

    1. East side of Warburton Ave./Main St. to the north city line.
    2. East side of North Broadway/Getty Square to the north city line.
    3. West side of Riverdale Ave. from the city line north to Main St.
    4. West side of South Broadway/Getty Square to the south city line.
    5. South side of Ashburton Ave. from Warburton Ave. east to Yonkers Ave.
    6. East side of Nepperhan Ave./South B'dway to Old Nepperhan Ave.
    7. East side of Saw Mill River Rd./Ashburton Ave. north to the city line.
    8. South side of Tuckahoe Rd./Saw Mill River Rd. to the city line.
    9. South side of Yonkers Ave./Nepperhan Ave. to the Mt. Vernon city line.
    10. North side of McLean Ave./South Broadway to Bronx River Rd.
    11. Elm Street from Nepperhan Avenue to Prescott Street.

  • Alternate side of the street parking has been suspended starting Wednesday, February 10 through Monday, February 15.

  • Parking meters will remain in effect.

    *All city roadwork and construction projects will be suspended for Wednesday, February 10. The city has been informed that ConEdison M29 construction will also be suspended for Wednesday.


  • Recycling is cancelled for Wednesday, February 10.

  • Garbage pickup will occur on Thursday, February 11, because of the long holiday weekend.

  • All parks facilities including senior centers will closed on Wednesday, February 10.

  • All parks programs are suspended for Wednesday, February 10.

  • Senior nutrition sites will be closed on Wednesday, February 10. Also, meal delivery service for homebound seniors will be cancelled for Wednesday, February 10. (Emergency meals have already been delivered to senior citizens in advance.)


  • As a property owner/renter/business owner you are responsible for keeping sidewalks and fire hydrants clear and clean from snow and ice. It is also a violation to shovel, blow or plow snow into city streets and it is illegal to place cones, cans or other objects in the roadway to save parking spaces.

  • The Yonkers Fire Department is asking property owners' assistance in clearing snow away from hydrants.

    For 24-hour assistance, residents may contact the Mayor's Help Line at 377-HELP (4357). For parking rules in Municipal Parking Garages and Lots, contact the Yonkers Parking Authority at 965-2467.

    Additional information will be released and posted on the city web site, www.YonkersNY.gov, as soon as it becomes available.