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As New York City prepares for yet another Nor’easter on Wednesday, March 7, today the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT), along with the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) announced that alternate-side parking will be suspended on Wednesday, March 7 and Thursday, March 8 to facilitate snow operations.

Payment at parking meters will remain in effect throughout the city.

Some forecasters are predicting six to 12 inches in New York City.

In addition, the DSNY has issued a Snow Alert for Tuesday, March 6 starting at 10 p.m.

According to the DSNY, in a snow alert, the agency coordinates with the Office of Emergency Management and the DOT on snow clearing protocol in accordance with each agency’s written snow plan. All relevant city agencies have been notified of the snow alert. DSNY will continue to monitor forecasts and will provide updates as the snow event approaches.

All winter weather information and information about the city’s response to the storm can be found by visiting the city’s Severe Weather website at 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 to receive phone calls, text messages and emails alerts about severe weather events and emergencies.

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

The DSNY Snow 101 FAQ is available online.


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