Warning – New York City, NY – Winter storm warning issued for New York City commencing Thursday at 1 a.m. Monitor the weather network for travel conditions. Possible flight delays or cancellations. Recommended to reconfirm flights
NEW YORK (WABC) — The Tri-State area is preparing in advance for the upcoming snowstorm, expected to arrive on Thursday afternoon. A winter storm warning is in effect, with the AccuWeather forecast calling for 6 to 10 inches of snow in New York City, Central and NorthernNew Jersey, and coastal Connecticut. The snow is expected to begin late Thursday afternoon.
According to Governor Andrew Cuomo, if the storm continues on this trajectory with this severity there is a very real possibility of road closings on Thursday on the Long Island Expressway and Long Island Parkways. In the Westchester area, North Interstate 84, Interstate 684, could also be closing Thursday afternoon.
NEW YORK CITY
In advance of the approaching snowstorm, New York City has issued a snow alert for Thursday starting at 1 a.m.
Mayor Bill de Blasio insists the city is ready with an armada of snow plows in place. The New York City Sanitation Department personnel are preparing their equipment, including loading 365 salt spreaders, attaching plows when necessary, preparing tire chains and notifying supplementary personnel as needed.
The Department is coordinating with the Office of Emergency Management and the Department of Transportation on snow clearing protocol in accordance with each agency’s written snow plan.
All relevant city agencies have been notified of the snow alert.
Alternate side parking regulations will be suspended citywide Thursday to facilitate snow removal.
All winter weather information and information about the city’s response to the storm can be found by visiting the city’s Severe Weather Website at http://www.nyc.gov/severeweather or by calling 311.
MTA New York City Transit, MTA Metro-North Railroad, MTA Long Island Rail Road, and MTA Bridges and Tunnels are preparing for winter weather conditions expected to affect our region through Friday afternoon.
MTA services on subways, busses, commuter rail and bridges and tunnels are subject to change as conditions demand. For more information, see the MTA’s Winter Weather Travel Guide at http://web.mta.info/service/ColdWeather.htm.