Snowstorm Enters Top-16 in Recorded History; Here’s How to See If Your Block Was Plowed

Photo by Rob Godley.

The storm that hit the city on Sunday and Monday had amassed 16.3 inches of snow in Central Park as of 7 p.m., and it was still going! The  snowstorm is now 16th-largest-ever since people started walking into the park with rulers back in 1869. And we’re supposed to get even more on Tuesday!

(A note on accuracy, or lack thereof: The weather-people we follow initially had the tally wrong, saying it was 18.3 inches and was in the top 10 all-time. Always question the weather-people.)

The city has an online system that tracks what blocks have been plowed. As of 8:30 p.m., most blocks had been plowed in the previous six hours, but a few had been waiting longer. Sorry, 93rd Street between Broadway and Amsterdam. (As for bike-lane plowing, it doesn’t look like the city tracks it, or consistently plows them.)

Alternate-side parking rules are suspended through Saturday. You can track what city services are open by clicking here.

NEWS, OUTDOORS | 3 comments | permalink
    1. Steve Turner says:

      Really nice photo, Rob Godley.

    2. Lorene says:

      I didn’t even bother reading this, I already know how to find out if my block was plowed, go out and look.

    3. Marianne Hodgins says:

      The photo is very beautiful.