Patchogue Village residents are being urged to make sure their cars are not parked in the street, and are moved to either driveways or municipal parking lots as per the Village's snow emergency policy.
Patchogue Village Mayor Paul Pontieri told Patch Friday evening that notices were placed on all parked cars in the Village Thursday night to get people to move them.
"They should take their cars off the roads and into their driveways," Pontieri said.
Pontieri said that around eight to nine trucks will be out keeping streets clear. The trucks were reported as "ready to go" Thursday by trustee Joseph Keyes.
As per the snow emergency information posted Thursday, cars parked on the streets are an obstacle to snow plows. Plows that have to go around parked cars leave large amounts of snow and ice on the roadway. Vehicle in violation of this policy may be towed.
Pontieri said that if the plows cannot get to the curb due to cars blocking the way, those parking spots may not be clear for quite a while.
In case of an emergency, Pontieri said that code enforcement is available by phone at 631-475-1225. In the event of a tree coming down, residents can use that line to inform the Patchogue Fire Department.
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