Storm causing extension of Potsdam parking ban, Massena travel warning; college classes, county & town meetings, bingo canceled
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 2:37 pm

Due to the storm, Massena Police are extending their travel advisory through this evening and Potsdam Police are banning parking on public streets until Thursday.

Meanwhile, college evening classes in Potsdam and a county meeting are canceled.

As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, Massena Police lifted their parking ban on village roadways.

Chief Adam Love is also urging drivers to stay off the roads unless necessary.

“Massena Police want to remind Village residents and plow operators not to plow snow onto sidewalks or across the roadways. It is illegal to cover sidewalks and to plow across the roadways,” a news release from the police department said.

Potsdam Police say parking on village streets is banned until 7 a.m. Thursday for snow removal.

“It is in the best interest and welfare of the general public to expedite the removal of snow, reduce driving hazards and to ensure open roads for the movement of emergency vehicles during snowstorms and other public emergencies. This ban will remain in effect until such time as the snow emergency is declared ended via media announcements,” Potsdam Police said in a news release.

SUNY Potsdam evening classes after 4 p.m. are canceled. School officials say people should contact departments to check on specific activities or events.

The St. Lawrence County Environmental Management Council meeting scheduled for tonight is canceled. They will next convene on April 19 at 6 p.m.

The Ogdensburg Amvets post will be closed today and their bingo is canceled.

The Hermon Town Board meeting is rescheduled for March 21 at 6 p.m. The public hearing - local law review is rescheduled for April 11 at 5:30 p.m.

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