Due to the Nor'easter, Mayor Izzo has declared a State of Emergency for the City of Rome.

Mayor Jacqueline Izzo has issued a 'State of Emergency' and a 'Snow Emergency' in the City of Rome. Her press release says:

"Due to the deteriorating weather conditions caused by the Nor'easter snow storm, I have declared a State of Emergency in the City of Rome effective at 11:00 AM. Snow has been falling at a rapid pace since early this morning and is expected to continue falling at rates of 1-2" per hour through early evening with worsening visibility due to gusting winds. There have been multiple power outages throughout the city as a result of falling trees taking down power lines. we are asking residents to remove parked cars from city streets and roads by 1 PM as well as ceasing all nonessential travel beginning at 6 PM until 6 AM Saturday morning to allow our snow removal crews to begin cleanup and improve road conditions"

So, in summary, your vehicles must be off the streets by 1 PM and they're asking for no unnecessary travel at this time.

WIBX News is reporting several municipalities have also issued Snow Emergencies:

  • Utica in effect until further notice.
  • Village of Herkimer in effect until further notice.
  • Village of Yorkville in effect until further notice.
  • Village of New York Mills in effect until 7 a.m. Saturday.
  • Village of Ilion Snow Emergency in effect until 11:00 PM, No parking in Village streets and no unnecessary travel.
  • Rome State of Emergency and Snow Emergency. All cars off city streets by 1 p.m. No unnecessary travel until 6 a.m. Saturday.

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente has issued a travel advisory for Oneida County will be in effect through Friday evening.

Madison County has also issued a NO UNNECESSARY TRAVEL WARNING until 5 p.m. Friday.

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