Mayor Tkazyik has declared a State of Emergency for the City of Poughkeepsie beginning at 1:00pm on Sunday, February 16, 2014. The State of Emergency has been declared due to the numerous public safety issues related to the remaining snow on sidewalks, streets, intersections, and around fire hydrants. At the request of Mayor Tkazyik, 5 plows have been dispatched from Dutchess County DPW to assist in the clean-up effort.
The State of Emergency gives City of Poughkeepsie Police the authority to regulate parking and street movement. City Police will begin posting “No Parking” signs and closing streets to traffic to assist the plows in the snow removal effort. Citizens are asked to remove cars from streets to allow the plows the necessary clearance to remove the snow. Free parking is available in all City parking lots throughout the remainder of the State of Emergency.
The State of Emergency is effective until rescinded. Once lifted, a notice will be posted on the City website and to local media outlets. Please call 911 only in cases of emergency. We appreciate your patience.