Officials in Mount Kisco and New Castle are getting ready for this weekend's major snowstorm, which has been dubbed "Nemo" by various media outlets.
Mount Kisco has declared a snow emergency, effective 12:01 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday, which bans on-street parking. Free parking will be available in village-run lots during that time.
Mount Kisco Village Manager James Palmer told Patch that the village's department of public works has pre-treated roads, equipment has been fueled up and that the salt storage shed is full.
In New Castle, the town sent out a CodeRED alert, the first major use of the system since it was adopted around the start of this year.
New Castle Town Administrator Penny Paderewski told Patch the alert stated that more police officers have been added, that the highway department has pre-treated roads and that parking is prohibited on roads that need to be plowed. Con Edison, the alert states, has told New Castle that resources will be available.
According to the National Weather Service (as of Thursday afternoon), the storm is forecasted to dump 3-7 inches of snow on Friday, along with 6-12 inches on Saturday. Wind gusts on Friday could reach up to 38 miles per hour, with a 40-mph threshold predicted for Saturday.