Snow is coming back to Ithaca, and so is odd-even parking

A sunny Monday will be followed by light snow showers on Tuesday and “widespread moderate snow” this Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Binghamton. Forecasters expect between 4-8 inches for our area.

Drew Montreuil  from Finger Lakes Weather says the heaviest snow is likely between 9am and 3pm Wednesday. “Since this is a relatively quick shot of snow,” Drew says, “accumulations will not get a chance to reach truly significant levels.” He says travel conditions are likely to be impacted during the day.

The City of Ithaca has gone back to odd-even parking restrictions for the time being, even though they have mostly been suspended this season. The policy has long meant parking is prohibited on most City of Ithaca streets from 2am-6am on the odd-numbered side of the road on odd-numbered dates, and the even-numbered side of the road on even-numbered dates. For example, parking would be prohibited on the odd side of the street in the wee hours of November 1st.

“When we have snow on the way we will activate Odd/Even parking,” Mayor Myrick announced at the end of October. “When we’ve cleared the streets we will turn it back off.” Ithaca officials activated the plan on Monday morning “until further notice.” Odd-even parking was back in force for about a week in mid December and again in mid January, as well.

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