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Rockland County Winter Storm Watch – Feb 12 & 13

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ROCKLAND COUNTY, NY – Rockland County is currently under a Winter Storm warning. Forecasts predicts the storm to hit Rockland starting overnight Monday, February 12th into Tuesday February 13th. The U.S. National Weather Service forecast the potential of 11.5” of snow during the storm. This article will be updated with the latest on the storm.

 

Rockland County Legislature’s committee meetings scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024 have been cancelled

 

 

 

Empty and Tandem Tractor Trailer Ban to be Implemented on I-84 from Connecticut State Line to Pennsylvania State Line Beginning at 12 a.m.: NYS Thruway Authority

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Rockland officials are warning residents it will be difficult to travel, a potential for scattered downed tree limbs, power outages, and possible blizzard conditions.

“The key to keeping our roads clear is having as many cars off of them as possible during the storm. We’re asking residents to, if possible, stay off the roads and avoid unnecessary travel at all costs,” said Rockland County Executive Day.

Deepening low pressure approaches from the southwest tonight and then passes south and east of Long Island on Tuesday. The storm will bring a period of moderate to heavy snow, and rain transitioning to a rain/snow mix and then all snow down to the coast. Gusty winds and minor to moderate coastal flooding impacts are also possible.

SCHOOL CLOSINGS & DELAYS WATCH (February 13, 2024):

Clarkstown Central School District – Closed
Pearl River School District – Closed
East Ramapo Central School District – Remote Learning
North Rockland School District – Closed
Suffern Central School District – Closed
Nanuet School District – Closed
South Orangetown School District – Closed
Nyack Public School – Closed
Albertus Magnus High School – Closed
Rockland BOCES – Closed

Rockland Community College – Closed

Town of Clarkstown: Clarkstown has a law prohibiting parking on roads during the overnight hours between November and April. The purpose of the law is to ensure the roads are free of parked cars. Those vehicles left on the roads overnight create a hazard to the plow trucks trying to clear the streets of snow and ice. As we look to the storm tomorrow please make sure you are not leaving your car in the street.

The police department will be stepping up enforcement. Here is the law: Parking on any streets, roads and highways of the town between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. which is otherwise permitted is prohibited during the period from November 15 to April 1.

Town of Ramapo:Weather Update from the Office of the Supervisor: The weather maps show a major weather event with an estimated 8 to 11 inches. Please consider staying home if possible this will assist in clearing the roads. The Town of Ramapo Highway Department is ready and will be brining at some point prior to the storm. If you have an immediate emergency please contact your local police department for assistance. We will continue to provide updates.

Town of Haverstraw: Please be advised that Tuesday’s garbage pick up will be suspended in the unincorporated area of the Town of Haverstraw (area outside of the Villages). This is because of the inclement weather forecast tomorrow. Those that usually have Tuesday pick up will have their garbage pick up on Wednesday.

Village of Suffern: Due to the impending snowstorm Snow Parking Regulations are in effect for the Village of Suffern beginning at 11 pm on Monday February 12, 2024 until the end of the storm. During this time, all parked vehicles need to be removed from village roadways so our DPW crews can safely plow and salt our streets. Vehicles left on the roads will be subjected to a $100 fine and possible towing. An additional notice will be sent when snow regulations are lifted.

So that our Department of Public Works employees can make sure the streets are as safe as possible, No Garbage will be picked up in the Village on Tuesday February 13. Weather permitting, normal Tuesday garbage will be picked up on Wednesday. Paper will be picked up on Wednesday as normal.

Mayor Curley and the Village Board ask the cooperation of residents in keeping fire hydrants clear of snow. It is important that hydrants on or near your property are clear of snow so that hydrants will be immediately available in the case of an emergency.

The Village DPW will have 9 Plows and 6 Salt Trucks on the roads.

Mayor Curley will be monitoring the storm and will be available should any issues arise. He can be reached on his direct phone line at 845-357-2974 or by email at [email protected].

Village of West Haverstraw is declaring a snow emergency starting at 1 AM on TUES. FEB 13TH until 8:00 PM TUES. EVENING.During a snow emergency, ALL VEHICLES MUST BE REMOVED FROM THE ROADWAYS. 

 Remember, this snow emergency is in effect for all streets within the Village of West Haverstraw. Please keep your vehicle off the street so that the DPW can clear the streets of snow safely and as quickly as possible. Failure to remove your vehicle during a snow emergency can result in a parking ticket or possible tow of the vehicle.

Tuesday garbage pick-up will be moved to Wednesday, and all recycling will be picked up Thursday. Please also be advised West Haverstraw Justice Court will be cancelled tomorrow, Tuesday, February 1.

Experience a power outage?, please report it one of the following ways:

Visiting oru.com/ReportOutage from any computer or web-based mobile device
Accessing O&R’s mobile app from an iPhone, iPad or Android device – download via Apple Store or Google Play
Text messaging by texting “OUT” to 69678 (myORU)
Calling 1-877-434-4100

Have photos or video of the storm you would like to share? Email us at [email protected]

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** This article will be updated with the latest news and updates on the storm. (LAST UPDATED FEB 13 11:39 AM) **

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RCC Announces April Career & Resource Fair Free And Open To The Public

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Rockland Community College will host a Career & Resource Fair on Thursday, April 4th from 11:00 – 3:00pm in the Fieldhouse on RCC’s main campus, Suffern, NY. The event is open to the public, entry is free for job seekers, and registration is not required.

Employers can participate and advertise part-time, full-time, and professional positions. Registration is open and free for employers but is required by March 29th, 2024, at 8:00 am. 

Employers are invited to participate, seizing the opportunity to gather resumes from outstanding local talent and showcase their available positions. Registration for employers is open until March 29, 2024 at 8:00 am. Interested employers must sign up on RCC 12Twenty platform (click “Sign up for an account” on the homepage) to register for the Career & Resource Fair.

For more information, contact Jessica Gilot, Interim Senior Career Navigator at RCC:
[email protected] or 845-574-4327.

Please help spread the word to companies looking for help and job seekers. https://sunyrockland.edu/2024/02/23/career-and-resource-fair/

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India Cultural Society of Rockland Collects Dozens of Coats for Winter Drive

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ROCKLAND COUNTY, NY – The India Cultural Society of Rockland winter coat drive collected dozens of jackets. All the donations were given to St. Paul’s church. The India Cultural Society of Rockland has been passionately keeping the torch of Indian culture alive in the Rockland County since 1972. ICSR is a non-profit organization representing over 500 families of Indian origin in the county of Rockland, Orange, and parts of New Jersey. ICSR is instrumental in promoting Indian culture, arts, music and heritage to local mainstream community through various events organized throughout the year. Every year ICSR holds a parade in New City. (Video below from 2023)

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