Winters in New York City can be cold and snowy. While the snow might be beautiful, it can be quite a hassle for drivers. Driving in snow makes it more difficult to maneuver your car. However, the biggest challenge drivers face when there is snow outside is parking. There are limited legal spots in NYC, and that number lessens when there are snow piles on the streets. During the winter, many drivers choose to use parking garages in NYC to avoid these hassles.
When there is a snow emergency in NYC, there are additional traffic regulations drivers must abide by. If the Transportation Commissioner declares a state of emergency during a snowstorm, you must pay attention to streets designated as snow streets. You mustn’t park or stand on these streets while the state of emergency is in effect.
Additionally, when it snows in the city, all that snow needs to be moved off the streets. It’s often plowed into piles close to the sidewalk, taking up available parking spots. This greatly limits the number of legal parking spaces in the city.
In a perfect world, we’d all be able to curl up on the couch with hot cocoa when it snows. However, this is not the case for many. The hustle and bustle of life continues even when it snows. Many will have to drive into the city and search for parking during and after a snowstorm. To avoid all the hassles that come with this, consider parking in a lot. Using our parking garages in NYC ensures you won’t accidentally park on a designated snow street or spend hours driving around looking for a spot.