General Snow Emergency Information

During a snow emergency, the streets are generally plowed in the following order. However, this procedure is subject to change based upon various emergency conditions, which might arise.

1. Clinton Street 2. Tibbits Avenue 3. George Street 4. Hudson Avenue 5. Arch Street 6. Bleecker Street 7. Center Street 8. Paine Street 9. James Street 10. High Street 11. West Street 12. John Street 13. Swan Street 14. Lafayette Street 15. Lafayette Park 16. Lower Paine Street 17. Hamilton Street 18. Market Street 19. Albany Avenue 20. Lower End Side Streets: Walnut, Saratoga, Pine, Thames, Cannon 21. Lower Hudson Avenue.

All vehicles which are not moved for snow plowing operations will be ticketed and towed. The fine is $125.00, the additional fee for towing is $125.00 and there will be a storage fee of $5.00 per day after the first 24 hours. Because the Village Offices are closed to the public due to the COVID-19 situation, all fines and fees must be paid through the mail slot at the Green Island Village Offices at 20 Clinton Street before the vehicle is released. They can also be paid online at Please call 518-273-2201 with any questions. There will be an additional charge if special equipment is required to move a vehicle from the street.

Residents who are on vacation, QUARANTINED, work out-of-town or who leave their cars on the streets for any reason should make arrangements with a friend or neighbor to move their car for snow plowing operations now. Do not wait until the day of snow removal. Odds are you will not get it cleaned out in time and you will be ticketed and towed. We do not want to see that happen.

The Department of Public Works does an excellent job of keeping our streets open for travel and emergencies until the storm ends and the regular snow plowing operation can be carried out. Some people who have had their cars towed during the past storms have complained that they have moved their car to streets they thought had been plowed and find out that they have not been completely plowed. In order to avoid this problem, PLEASE CHECK WITH A POLICE OFFICER, OR SOMEONE IN CHARGE OF THE SNOW PLOWING OPERATIONS, BEFORE YOU PARK YOUR CAR ON ANY STREET YOU THINK HAS BEEN PLOWED.

The Police Department travels the streets to announce the time that snowplowing operations will begin. If you do not hear the announcement, it will not be considered a legitimate excuse for not moving your vehicle. The Village will also be using the Emergency Alert System to notify residents. Forms to register can be picked up and dropped off at the Village Office. Forms can also be downloaded on our website home page at Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.