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Plandome Manor mulls snowfall parking ban

A snowplow at work on Jericho Turnpike in

A snowplow at work on Jericho Turnpike in Westbury. (Jan. 27, 2011) Credit: Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile

The Village of Plandome Manor is considering a new law at its board meeting Tuesday night that would make illegal to park or stop cars on “public or private streets or highways” in the village if 2 or more inches of snow has fallen or is forecast to fall by the National Weather Service.

Vehicles won’t be allowed to park or stop on a curb in the village -- population 876 in 2009 -- during a snowfall or for 48 hours after it stops, according to the resolution.

"We are trying to make it easier for the village to plow residential roads," Mayor Barbara Donno said.

She said residents are concerned that plows won't fit down the village's narrow streets if cars are left there, making it difficult for emergency vehicles to pass. If the law is adopted, offenders will be issued a ticket for leaving their cars on the street.

The village board meets at 8 tonight at North Hempstead town hall, 220 Plandome Rd., Manhasset.

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