Glen Cove Mayor Reggie Spinello, his Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and department heads are moving forward with the activation of the city’s storm readiness action plan.
“With an estimated snowfall of over a foot of snow, it is critical that our police, emergency services, public works and mayor’s office teams are working in partnership to ensure the safety of our residents before, during and after this snow storm,” said Spinello.
The Glen Cove Department of Public Works (DPW) has 25 pieces of equipment ready to service the community along with a supply of more than 500 tons of a salt and sand in stock. Prior to start of plowing, 12 sanders will be pre-coating the city’s roads. Third party contractors are also on-call for additional snow services and tree removal. To report a fallen tree or snow issue, residents can call DPW at 516-656-2967 and for a power outage, call PSEG at 1-800-490-0075. Call 911 for emergencies only.
For Glen Cove residents it is mandatory for all motor vehicles to be off the public streets by midnight Monday or they will be subject to removal. Residents can park vehicles in their driveway, on their lawns, in Glen Cove’s downtown municipal garages or at the rear parking lot of Coles School.
In addition, residents are reminded that snow should not be shoveled or blown into city streets and that home and business owners are accountable for shoveling and clearing their driveways and sidewalks within 12 hours of a storm. The Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department also asks residents to shovel out fire hydrants that are on or near their properties.
Garbage, recycling and yard waste pick up is cancelled for Tuesday and Wednesday with normal collection schedules to resume on Thursday and Friday. Due to the anticipation of a major snow storm, the Glen Cove City Council meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 16, at the North Shore Historical Museum and the Glen Cove Senior Center will be open as a community warming center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14.
Spinello also encourages residents to avoid any unnecessary travel, to check on neighbors who may need assistance and keep pets inside for everyone’s safety and well-being.