New York City issues emergency weather declaration to keep streets clear
Snow blanketed much of New York in December, paralyzing traffic and blocking streets and sidewalks.
January 11th, 2011
05:39 PM ET

New York City issues emergency weather declaration to keep streets clear

New York City has issued a weather emergency declaration ahead of a winter storm expected to dump between 8 and 14 inches of snow in the region, according to a statement from emergency management spokesman Chris Gilbride.

The move restricts parking and allows authorities to remove vehicles that block roadways or impede snow plows, the statement said.

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  1. bambam

    Better hurry folks its comeing it dumped about 8 inchs in alabama

    January 11, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jerry

    Gee NYC lucks out again another snow day to allow for those to get out of work and school.

    January 11, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Arcturus Kirwin

    Pfft, eight inches. You guys from the south always exaggerate how many inches it is.

    January 11, 2011 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. kim

    Just think of all the quality time people are spending together with there families from being snowed in.

    January 11, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |

    kim just think how much bigger there famailies are going to get in 9 months.

    January 11, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  6. dhl

    Oh but all us southerners just can't hack the snow, closing schools, staying off roads, not knowing how to drive, not having snow plows...made fun of by our northern friends for days on cnn blog...and wait, now, NYC can't hack it ...what? Don't you deal with this every year??? Who can't hang now??

    January 11, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Lol...lovin' it!

      January 12, 2011 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
    • A CNN Reader

      NYC can handle it... they just sit in their cars and drink beer all day watchin the snow fall... 😀

      January 12, 2011 at 4:12 am | Report abuse |
  7. Linda

    I drove in white out in micígan and im a lady

    January 11, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. wayne a

    Its winter stop crying

    January 11, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |

    to new yorkers.. move your stuff or it's getting plowed.

    January 11, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar

    Yea, New Yorkers, and make it snappy.

    January 11, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    u guys are too freakin funny ny typically gets as much snow as mich and other northern states. and where at in mich linda?

    January 11, 2011 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    although im not quite sure what bein a lady has to do with driving in a whiteout? enlighten me please?

    January 11, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Gas Guzzler

    NYC , just crossed Donners pass for a bite,be there in a few hours to plow out streets.Bringing new modified custom cab Zamboni,I'm equipped with 20 million candle powered headlights,Norse u-h grip skidders,Boss skid steer front end plow,microwave for hotpockets,and of course Blaupunkt sound system ! Be there in a few.If I have time maybe enjoy some of your pizza.

    January 12, 2011 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    well now THAT scares the hell outta me u driving and blogging at the same time! im all for multi tasking but thats too much over the top

    January 12, 2011 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      There you go Ms. Beano 2000, sounds like Gas Guzzler and you are a match made in heaven!

      January 12, 2011 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    so mmmm, u dont seem to be gettin too much mileage urself – i mean outta that lame a** joke! it wasnt funny yesterday and even less today!

    January 12, 2011 at 5:05 am | Report abuse |