The Sanitation Department issues a snow alert beginning Saturday at 6 a.m.

That means the department will coordinate with the Office of Emergency Management and Transportation Department on snow clearing protocol.

Updates on the weather and the city's response can be found by visiting the city's severe weather website or by calling 311.

New Yorkers can also get phone calls, text messages, or emails about severe weather emergencies by signing up for the city's free notification system, "Notify NYC."