Sanitation issues ‘snow alert’ ahead of possible winter storm Sunday

Posted: 3:36 PM, Feb 07, 2015
Updated: 2015-02-07 15:36:20-05

NEW YORK (PIX11) — The New York City Department of Sanitation has issued a ‘snow alert’ ahead of a possible winter storm Sunday.

A snow alert is not a weather forecast, but indicates the potential of a snow event.

Issuing a snow alert allows DSNY to begin to prepare for a possible response by loading salt spreaders, attaching plows (if necessary), preparing tire chains and notifying other city agencies and supplementary personnel as needed.

DSNY will continue to monitor forecasts and will provide updates as the snow event approaches.

All winter weather information, official forecasts, and information about the City’s response to the possible storm can be found by visiting the City’s Severe Weather website at or by calling 311.

New Yorkers are also encouraged to sign up for the Notify NYC, the City’s free emergency notification system. Through Notify NYC, New Yorkers can sign up for receive phone calls, text messages, and emails alerts about severe weather events and emergencies.

To sign up for Notify NYC, call 311, visit or follow @ NotifyNYC on Twitter.