Cohoes cleanup continues after last week's storm
March 20, 2017 02:44 PM
COHOES - Emergency "no parking" signs are up around Cohoes as the plow trucks make their way down the city streets. It's one more push to get rid of all the snow from last week's storm. If cars aren't moved, tickets and tows will follow.
Parking restrictions are in effect until 7 p.m. Monday night. There is no parking on marked streets as Department of Public Works crews and police thread their way around the Spindle City.
The operation down on Van Schaick Island has teams of trucks and large snow grinders chewing up the remnants of last week's snow storm and filling trucks and moving them out. It's a process that will continue even against the flow of traffic.
Specifically, White, Howard, Ontario and Amity Streets are among the more targeted spots in Cohoes. Any vehicle parked along here will be ticketed and towed, city officials said.
"Cohoes is really good. DPW is one of our good buddies that help us out on the road, keep our roads clear," said one resident.
"There’s nowhere to store the snow on the street, so you’ve got to get it out of the way. Otherwise, you’re going to end up with a lot of accidents, people trying to get in and out," said a second resident.
"There’s too much snow still out. Cars are crashing. It's impossible to put you on the odd-even side if the snow is still in the way," said a third resident.
"A big operation today. The only thing is there not getting close to the curb. They’ve got to turn around and knock those big snow piles down," said a fourth resident, pointing out a big snow pile near a bank.
Additionally, a smaller team from Cohoes DPW was clearing fire hydrants and salting sidewalks as the city tries to dig out from the Mother Nature/Jack Frost late winter surprise.
Every DPW truck is making its way around the city and getting help from Mother Nature after the warmer temperatures this past weekend and on Monday.
Updated: March 20, 2017 02:44 PM
Created: March 20, 2017 01:16 PM
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