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Winter Weather reminder from the City of Ithaca

With the onset of winter weather, the City of Ithaca is requesting the assistance of residents in keeping our city easy to navigate both by vehicle and on foot.By adhering to the city’s odd/even parking regulations you can facilitate the city’s efforts in clearing streets from snow and ice. If you will be leaving town during the winter season, please make arrangements to have your vehicle moved regularly or investigate off-street parking options. Vehicles that are not moved pursuant to the parking regulations may be ticketed or towed at the owner’s expense.The following streets have been designated as emergency snow routes:Albany StreetBoth Sides from Cascadilla Street to Elmira RoadAurora StreetBoth Sides from Court Street to E. Seneca StreetCayuga StreetBoth Sides from North City line to South Titus AveCollege AvenueBoth Sides from Oak Avenue to Mitchell StreetCourt StreetBoth Sides from North Cayuga Street to Linn StreetGreen StreetBoth Sides from Meadow Street to East State StreetIthaca RoadBoth Sides from Mitchell Street to Dryden RoadLincoln StreetBoth Sides from North Cayuga St. to North Tioga St.Seneca StreetBoth Sides from West State St. to East State St.State StreetBoth Sides from Floral Ave. to North Meadow St.State StreetBoth Sides from East Green Street to East City lineTioga StreetBoth Sides from Lincoln Street to King StreetDuring a snowstorm these routes may be activated by a declaration of the Mayor. If the emergency snow routes are activated it is unlawful to park a vehicle in these designated areas during the time period of the activation.Property owners are reminded of their responsibility to clear sidewalks and corner curb-cuts from snow and ice after 24 hours of the beginning of a snowfall. The full paved width of the sidewalks must be cleared. Fire hydrants should be kept clear as well so fire fighters will have quick access to them if needed. Sidewalks that are not cleared may be cleared by city crews and the property owners may be ticketed and billed for services. If you are looking for help in keeping your sidewalks clear, consider hiring a youth through the Ithaca Youth Bureau Youth Employment Service (YES). To inquire about the program, please call the Youth Bureau at (607) 273-8364 and ask to speak with someone from the YES Program.If you would like to volunteer to help others this winter that are unable or cannot afford to do their own snow removal, or if you can help, but wish to be paid for snow removal, please call the Tompkins County Office for the Aging at (607) 274-5482, or Lifelong at (607) 273-1511.Questions about any of these regulations can be forwarded to the City Clerk’s Office at (607) 274-6570.Neighbors helping neighbors is what makes Ithaca such a great place to create, dream, live, learn, work, and play!

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