The Department predicts a “white Christmas” – but white with 20 million pounds of salt, not snow, as New York’s Strongest prepare aggressive plan for a busy pre-holiday travel day
The New York City Department of Sanitation has issued a Winter Operations Advisory for Friday, December 23rd, beginning at 8:00 a.m. A “Winter Operations Advisory” means plowing is not likely, as opposed to a “Snow Alert,” during which plowing is anticipated.
Heavy rains are expected to begin Thursday afternoon and continue for over 24 hours. While temperatures will be well over 50 degrees at times early in the storm, forecasters are predicting a rapid and drastic drop-off Friday afternoon to as low as 18 degrees – well below freezing. Depending on the exact timing of this temperature change, some snow is possible, however, it is not expected to accumulate on roadways. DSNY is preparing for the possibility of rain turning to dangerous black ice during a flash freeze.
As such, the Department is filling Salt Spreaders and smaller equipment to pretreat New York City’s roads, and New York’s Strongest will be aggressively salting the streets and treating bike lanes to prevent ice accretion on one of the busiest travel days of the year. New Yorkers can expect a “white Christmas” of salt, rather than snow.
As this is predominantly a rain event, liquid brine will not be used. The Department is prepared to deploy plows in every sector in the unlikely event of roadway accumulations over two inches.
Other service updates:
All winter weather information and information about the City’s response to the storm is subject to change as conditions warrant and can be found by visiting the City’s Severe Weather website at www.nyc.gov/severeweather or by calling 311. New Yorkers are also encouraged to sign up for 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 www.nyc.gov or follow @NotifyNYC on Twitter.
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We reached out to our 104th Precinct NCOs PO Etienne and PO Hili to find out what's been going on in the neighborhood. They mentioned two incidents.
One incident occurred on Maspeth Avenue near Martin Luther last night about 7:15 pm.. Four males possibly in their late teens or early twenties, one with a knife, attempted to rob an individual. Nothing was taken.
The second incident occurred on Maspeth Avenue and Rust Street at approximately 7:30 pm last night. The description of the perpetrators was the same as the earlier incident. Four males possibly in their late teens or early twenties and one with a knife. A wallet and personal items were taken from the victim.
Detectives from the 104th and 108th Precincts are working the case together because of the descriptions of the perpetrators and the similar incidents that occurred in close proximity.
Be aware of your surroundings and only carry what you need!
Hope all is well. I'm sending this email to notify you that we are having a Build the Block meeting on December 12,2022 at 7pm. Bring your comments, concerns and any advice to help continue to make Maspeth a great neighborhood! Tell your friends and family, hope to see as many people as possible. Be safe and if you are unable to attend, have a happy and healthy holiday!
Police Officer Gregory Etienne
New York City Police Department
104 Precinct, Neighborhood Coordination Officer
Officer Martinez and I will be having our 4th Quarter Build the Block Meeting on Saturday December 10 at 4:00 PM at the Rock Church which is located at 57-02 Hoffman Drive. Please let us know if you would like to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!
Police Officer Jeffrey Rocco
New York City Police Department
110 Precinct, Neighborhood Coordination Officer
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NYC Department of Sanitation’s “Winter Schedule” Begins for 2022-2023 Season
Schedule Change Allows for Round-the-Clock Storm Readiness; Collection Times Could Vary
The New York City Department of Sanitation announced today that it has transitioned its operations to a winter schedule. Long known as “Night Plow,” the Department schedules more employees to overnight hours during the winter to respond promptly and effectively to snow conditions around the clock. This winter shift is in addition to the unprecedented amount of nighttime trash and recycling collection already in place - all part of ongoing efforts to decrease the time that material sits on the streets and create a cleaner City with fewer rats.
When it is not snowing, Sanitation Workers scheduled for the night shift are frequently assigned to cleaning or collection duties, and as a result, residents may notice their trash, compost, and recycling collected at a slightly different time. The Department reminds residents: If you don’t put your trash out at the right time, by midnight, you risk missing your pick-up.
“There are more trucks running on the midnight shift than ever before,” said Sanitation Commissioner Jessica Tisch. Regarding proper set-out times, she continued, “Our crews will be there; we need you to do your part and put the material out at the right time for us to collect.”
The Department’s focus on data and “on-the-ground” observations helps determine the start and stop of the winter operations. This year’s announcement comes later in the year due to the earlier unseasonably warm temperatures. The winter schedule generally lasts at least through mid-April, but the Department will re-evaluate in the weeks and months to come.
The Department of Sanitation has a frontline defense of more than 700 salt spreaders dispatched at the first sign of frozen precipitation. Once two inches of snow has fallen on the City’s streets and highways, the Department can deploy it’s more than 2,000 plow-equipped trucks to clear snow and ice. The Department is responsible for more than 19,000 lane-miles of roadway in the City. Read our Snow Operations FAQs on Sanitation snow operations.
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FYI: @nycsanitation kicked off its winter schedule; they’re ready for snow around the clock. When it's not snowing, workers will collect more trash/recycling overnight, so be sure you put your items out by midnight of your collection day for pickup!
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