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Sleepy Hollow Declares Snow Emergency for Midnight

Frank Drahos, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery gravedigger
Frank Drahos, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery gravedigger
While many - like Sleepy Hollow cemetery gravedigger Frank Drahos - are gearing up for the worst, some parents were surprised schools didn't decide to dismiss early today.

Drahos was out distributing some salt with his shovel on the steep apron of the cemetery driveway alongside Route 9 late this morning.

The grounds are beautiful as the snow begins to fall, but to Drahos it's just more work. "I hate the snow," says this otherwise chipper man who is retiring Feb. 1 after 54 years at this post.

--Stay tuned for a profile on Drahos and his decades at the famous cemetery to come.--

Two orange Sleepy Hollow DPW trucks full of sand pass on Broadway. In the villages, roads are already being salted as the snow begins and seems to be accumulating fast as promised. Conditions are drivable, at the moment.

Still, parents on the 10591 Facebook page were commenting even before it began, surprised our public schools are operating normally when all our neighbors aren't. Irvington, Elmsford, Ossining and Croton are out or dismissed early. Working parents were concerned Tarrytown would follow suit later in the day when they are gone.

Here, Transfiguration called a partial day. And TUFSD has now cancelled after-school programs.

At 12:30 p.m., Sleepy Hollow officials decided to consider it a snow emergency as of midnight tonight. Village Clerk Paula McCarthy writes:

A Snow Emergency has been declared for Wednesday, January 22nd, starting at 12:00 a.m.(Midnight) in the Village of Sleepy Hollow;

please follow street signage for parking rules.

Recyclables pick up has been suspended for Wednesday and postponed until Thursday.

Be Safe!

Board meetings have been rescheduled in both villages. Sleepy Hollow's Board of Trustees Meeting and the Public Hearings for tonight have been postponed for next Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 7:pm.

Tarrytown's Regular Meeting for tonight has been cancelled. A Board of Trustees Special Meeting will be held tomorrow, Jan. 22 at 6:45 p.m. to schedule a public hearing to extend a period of time on an existing "Moratorium on Development in the Historic Commons."

Have a cancellation to announce? Snow pictures? Wandering the scenic cemetery? Post on our boards and check back in Patch for continual updates as the storm progresses.
Krista Madsen (Editor) January 21, 2014 at 11:29 AM
The Tarrytown Board of Trustees Regular Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 21, 2014, has been cancelled due to inclement weather. A Board of Trustees Special Meeting will be held tomorrow, January 22, 2014 at 6:45 p.m. for the purpose to schedule a public hearing to extend a period of time on an existing "Moratorium on Development in the Historic Commons."
Krista Madsen (Editor) January 21, 2014 at 12:55 PM
SH cancels it's board meeting as well. See above.
Krista Madsen (Editor) January 21, 2014 at 01:09 PM
From TUFSD: All after-school activities are canceled today Tuesday, January 21st. The Morse Principal's chat is canceled.

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