This one was very accurate, Blechman said, but a small difference in the path can make a big difference in the outcome.
The storm led the Oneonta City School District to cancel Wednesday evening activities. This included adult education classes. The Board of Education meeting that had been scheduled was postponed until Monday at 7 p.m. in the district office library. Later Wednesday, the school also announced that school and adult education classes today will be canceled.
According to a release from the city of Oneonta with snow expected to arrive, a travel advisory was in effect, which means no unnecessary travel in the city of Oneonta, according to a media release. City crews had been working during the day to get ready and will continue plowing until the storm was over. Residents are reminded that a parking ordinance is in effect when 2½ inches of snow has fallen. This bans parking on city streets until roadways are cleared.
Until then, cars parked on city streets will be ticketed and towed. Information on retrieving vehicles may be received by calling City Police at 432-1111.
City parking lots are available during that time, with parking regulations suspended through 8 a.m. Friday. At that time, the parking lots will be cleared of remaining snow so cars must be removed from the surface parking lots and the top floor of the parking garage.
Residents will be allowed to continue parking in the available parking garage spaces on the first and second floor until 12:00 Noon on Saturday morning.