Snow Emergency Information | March 15-16 | Downtown Albany

Snow Emergency Information | March 15-16

Snow Emergency Information | March 15-16

The City of Albany has issued a snow emergency that will begin at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at which time all normal parking rules and regulations are temporarily suspended.

During the first 24 hours of the snow emergency all vehicles must be parked on the even numbered side of the street.

Beginning at 8:00 P.M. Thursday, March 16, 2017 all vehicles must be parked on the odd numbered side of the street for the next 24-hour period.

If you are parked on the wrong side of the street during the snow emergency your car will be ticketed and may be towed. After the second 24-hour period, please stay tuned for further announcements.

For snow emergency information, call 518.476.SNOW or visit the City of Albany's website at,, and

Important contacts during the snow emergency:

  • The Snow Emergency Hotline is 518.476.SNOW(7669).
  • For general snow inquiries call the Department of General Services at 518.434.CITY(2489).
  • To report power outages and determine area repair schedules, call National Grid at 800.642.4272.
  • In an emergency, call 911.
  • If you would like to receive a text or email about a snow emergency, you can sign up for Nixle alerts here.
  • For real-time weather information, visit the National Weather Service.

View off street parking options here.

Look for emergency no parking signs on the following Downtown streets to determine which side of the street to park on:

  • Pine Street (Eagle Street to Lodge Street)
  • Columbia Street (Eagle Street to Lodge Street)
  • Madison Place (Eagle Street to Philip Street)

If your vehicle has been towed, call Albany Police Department at 518.438.4000.

View full message from Albany Police Department here.