Snow blankets the Mohawk Valley causing concerns on the roads

According to DPW Commissioner Dave Short, the City of Utica will declare a snow emergency on Sunday beginning at 10PM.

Posted: Dec 1, 2019 7:28 PM
Updated: Dec 1, 2019 7:45 PM

UTICA, N.Y. --- According to DPW Commissioner Dave Short, the City of Utica will declare a snow emergency on Sunday beginning at 10 PM. A travel advisory is in effect until further notice.

From Friday to when the storm began on Sunday evening, plow crews from the state as well as the local DPW have been pre-treating the roads in preparation for the storm.

"Our crews are out, they are running their beats and looking to see where they are going to need to put down some salt and again we will be here through the night and through the morning until the end of the storm," said Jim Piccola.\

The snow causing multiple issues on the roadways, including the thruway. A tractor-trailer was stopped on the side of the thruway causing traffic to back up for quite a ways.

Locally, Utica DPW Commissioner Dave Short telling NEWSChannel 2 that it was all hands on deck.

"We have 18 snow plows thirteen major snow routes. So we have all of our trucks covering all of our routes at this time and we will keep going until it stops snowing," said Short.

The snow emergency means that there is no unnecessary travel throughout the area to allow snow plows to clear the roads. 

In residential areas cars parked on the roads, past 10 PM will be towed.

Continue to follow WKTV.com for further updates on the storm

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