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Rye Police Warn of Blizzard Winds, Snow and Coastal Flooding

The NWS forecasts 12-16 inches. Coastal residents should be alert for later statements regarding flooding, police say.

A message from the Rye City Nixle Emergency Alert system.

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning from 6 a.m. Friday through 1 p.m. Saturday for heavy snow and high winds. Snow accumulation of 12 to 16 inches is forecast at this time, with wind gusts in excess of 50 mph. 

A Coastal Flood Watch is in effect for the possibility of minor to moderate coastal flooding during the high tide cycle on Friday evening, which could result in road and basement flooding in typically vulnerable coastal areas. 

Coastal residents should be alert for later statements or warnings, and take action to protect property. 

Please monitor weather forecasts, take appropriate precautions, and plan accordingly to avoid travel during the storm. 

Read the full weather warning here

Snow Ordinance Parking in Effect 

Residents are reminded that the seasonal "Snow Ordinance" prohibiting overnight parking on the streets of the City of Rye is in effect. Please keep roads clear during the expected storm to assist with snow removal. Specifically: 

"All-night parking prohibited. No parking shall be permitted on any public street in the City of Rye between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on any day during the months of November, December, January, February and March, except that parking shall be allowed on the westerly side of Theall Road, off the travel portion of said road from a point approximately 400 feet north of its intersection with Osborn Road and running north for a distance of 240 feet, while such property is licensed for such use by the City of Rye. Parking shall be allowed on the westerly side of Davis Avenue from Manursing Avenue to Sylvan Place and on the southerly side of Manursing Avenue from Davis Avenue to Cedar Place between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on any days during the months of November, December, January, February and March except for a period beginning four hours after the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning and continuing for 24 hours thereafter or when the City Manager has provided notification which is reasonable under the circumstances stating that parking is prohibited."

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