The Snow Emergency is over in Poughkeepsie.
Mayor Rob Rolison lifted the emergency declaration at 4pm yesterday. Snow removal operations however will continue this week. The original order went into effect last Tuesday when the blizzard began dropping nearly two feet of snow on Poughkeepsie.
“When shoveling your driveway and sidewalk, please remove the snow from around any fire hydrant common to your home or property. Clearing the snow around the hydrant and shoveling a path to it from the street will give the Fire Department the access that they need.
Under the Codes of the City of Poughkeepsie there is a responsibility of the owner/lessee of property fronting a hydrant to maintain the area clear around the hydrant. Failure to clear and keep clear a hydrant may result in a $100 fine or more.”