City Department of Public Works will have plows on duty as heaviest snow expected overnight

Residents urged to follow odd-even parking requirements and clear snow from sidewalks and fire hydrants

With a Nor’easter brushing Central New York and a Winter Storm Warning in effect for the region, Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh issued a Snow Safety Alert for the City of Syracuse to be in effect Monday night and in to Tuesday. 

The local alert advises drivers to be prepared for challenging road conditions; reminds residents to obey odd-even parking regulations; and urges property owners to clear their sidewalks and around fire hydrants. Information on snow safety in the City of Syracuse is available at

“With a storm like this, a little shift in the weather can really impact our snowfall totals, so we want to be ready,” said Mayor Walsh. “The Department of Public Works has trucks out salting the roads in advance of the snow, and we will have crews on tonight and during the overnight. It appears the heaviest snow will come overnight, so drivers need to be ready for slippery driving conditions tomorrow morning.”

The Snow Safety Alert provides two important reminders to city residents to help keep roads and sidewalks passable:

 1. Property owners are required to clear snow from sidewalks on their properties and around fire hydrants. Keeping sidewalks as clear as possible during the storm and cleaned up immediately after the snow ends allows pedestrians to stay off roads. The Syracuse Fire Department asks residents to clear a three-foot area around and a path to fire hydrants near their property.

 2. Observe alternate side parking rules and park cars off street whenever possible.DPW plows need to be able to access streets to be able to clear them. Syracuse Police will be ticketing and towing vehicles that are illegally parked.

The City has identified priority streets for focused parking enforcement during snow events. These streets were selected using city data, including the percentage of multi-family dwellings, the width of the street, and other elements contributing to increased on-street parking. The list also includes streets known to be problem points for plow drivers: 

100 Collingwood Ave.
300 Collingwood Ave.
100 Durston Ave.
100 Jasper St.
100 Mildred Ave.
200 Nichols Ave.
100 Paul Ave.
100 Peck Ave.

500 Clarendon St.
100 Redfield Pl.
200 Robert Dr.
200 Roosevelt Ave.
300 Roosevelt Ave.
800 Sumner Ave.  
300 Apple St.
200 Bryant Ave.
100 Steuben St.
200 Tennyson Ave.

100 Belle Ave.
100 Calthrop Ave.
200 Calthrop Ave.
100 Fernwood Ave.
100 Matson Ave.
300 Newell St.
100 Ostrander Ave.
100 Parkside Ave.
100 Parkway Dr.
100 Reed Ave.
200 Reed Ave. 

City residents can also call Cityline at 315-448-2489 to report other snow related concerns or to make service requests. For all emergencies, the public should call 911.


  1. Our trash was not picked up on Tuesday 02/02/21, but our recyclables were. However some of my neighbors did get their trash picked up. My driveway and sidewalk were shoveled by 5:30 am so that’s not a concern. As far as cars being parked where the trucks could not get by. They were able to get the recyclables and some of my neighbors. Curious as to the hit or miss pickup pattern?

    1. Hello, thank you for your comment. Whenever your refuse or recycling appears to have not been picked up, you can call CityLine at 315-448-CITY (2489) to submit a request to have a DPW sanitation crew rectify that. You can also visit to make a request online. Thank you.

  2. The trash of my neighbors and myself was not picked up on Ackerman Ave today (02/02/2021). The recycling was picked up. Will the trash be picked up tomorrow? Should I leave my trash cans at the curb?

    1. Hello, thank you for your comment.

      Sanitation crews do still pick up refuse and recycling in inclement weather conditions on regularly scheduled collection days unless it is a federal holiday.

      Whenever your refuse or recycling appears to have not been picked up, you can call CityLine at 315-448-CITY (2489) to submit a request to have a sanitation crew rectify that. You can also visit to make a request online. Thank you.

    1. Hello, thank you for your question. DPW’s Sanitation crews work in inclement weather conditions. Generally, the only days in which crews will not pick up refuse and recycling as scheduled will be on holidays when there is a delay. We will be sure to keep the public informed when changes occur. Thanks.

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