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Rochester looks for help from city residents to get through the weekend storm

Jan 18, 2019

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren is urging motorists to strictly adhere to alternate side parking regulations this weekend so that plows can efficiently clear streets.

In anticipation of forecasted heavy snow, the City’s R-Centers will close early Saturday and hours will be extended at the 311 Call Center.

R-Centers will close at 1 p.m. Saturday, all programming is canceled Sunday, and city facilities are normally closed on Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The Central Library and all City branches will close at 3 p.m. Saturday. Programs are scheduled to go on as planned, however residents are advised to monitor the news or contact the libraries directly for updates.

The 311 Call Center will be open 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday and 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday. Residents are reminded to only call 911 if they need police, fire or ambulance services, and 311 for all other matters.

PlowTrax, the City’s snow plow tracker application, will be up and running so residents can check plowing progress in real time.

Officials ask city residents to keep their sidewalks and fire hydrants clear, bring pets inside.

For more information on winter snow preparations visit www.cityofrochester.gov/rocsnow.