Snow & Ice Removal

  1. Snow Emergencies
  2. Streets
  3. Sidewalks

The Albany Snow Hotline (518-476-7669 or 518-476-SNOW) provides information on snow emergencies and winter weather events. To receive text or email alerts on snow emergencies sign up with Nixle.

Parking Rules During Snow Emergencies

When a major snow event occurs, a snow emergency will be declared. This means:

  • Normal parking regulations are temporarily suspended.
  • Parking is only allowed on the even side of the street for the first 24 hours. After 24 hours from the start of the snow emergency residents must move their vehicles to the odd numbered side of streets for the next 24 hours or until the emergency is declared over.
  • Once the snow emergency is officially declared over, all normal parking rules and regulations will be in effect.

In the event that your car is found to be in violation and towed during a snow emergency please call the Albany Police Department at 518-438-4000.

For More Information

Any questions related to snow and ice removal should be directed to the Department of General Services a call at 518-434-2489 (5185434-CITY) or send us an email.

Access When it Snows in Albany (PDF), a comprehensive guide on what to do when it snows in Albany.

View a List of Pamphlet Locations (PDF) where physical copies of the "When it Snows in Albany" pamphlet can be picked up.