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City Declares Snow Emergency for Friday

The City of Long Beach has declared a snow emergency that started at 6 a.m. Friday in anticipation of Friday’s snowstorm, according to an announcement posted on the city’s website.

The National Weather Service forecasts a winter storm that is expected to bring accumulations of six to 10 inches across Long Island from Friday afternoon into Saturday morning. The city’s announcement states that the public works department “is fully prepared for this weekend's storm. Crews will be out salting, sanding, and plowing our streets. Vehicles must be removed from designated snow emergency routes.”

The following are the designated Snow Emergency Routes:
  • West Beech Street from Nevada Avenue to Grand Boulevard
  • West Park Avenue from Nevada Avenue to New York Avenue West Side of Maryland Avenue from Park Avenue to Beech Street
  • West Side of J.J. Evans Boulevard from Park Avenue to Pine Street Shore Road from Long Beach Boulevard to Maple Boulevard
  • East Pine Street from Neptune Boulevard to Curley Street
  • Parking on the Pine Street Canal Bridges is strictly prohibited. Alternate Side of the Street Parking is In Effect in order to clear snow more efficiently.
Alternate side of the street parking will remain in effect to ensure that snow is removed efficiently.

Any vehicle parked on the above streets during a declared Snow Emergency will be towed at the owner’s expense. After snow is cleared, streets will be reopened for parking.

“Snow removal operations will continue around the clock to ensure the safety of our roads,” the city statement reads.

As of 7:40 a.m. Friday, the Long Beach School District has not posted information on its website about the status of the schools in anticipation of the storm. 
Dylan Becker February 08, 2013 at 08:27 AM
Weather services are predicting this evening's high tide to be up to 4 feet above normal. Any word on the effect this will have in Long Beach?
dee February 08, 2013 at 11:24 AM
great question dylan, anyone know if we should move our cars to higher ground??
jetsboog February 08, 2013 at 02:42 PM
dylan , ask paul spellman he should know the answer as well as what the city' of long beach's correct response should be

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