WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT (2/8) THROUGH THURSDAY (2/9) AFTERNOON…
The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Winter Storm Watch…which is in effect from late Wednesday night through Thursday afternoon.
* Accumulations…Snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches…locally higher.
* Locations…Long Island…New York City…Northeast New Jersey…the Lower Hudson Valley of New York…and Southern Connecticut.
* Hazard types…Heavy snow.
* Timing…Late Wednesday night through Thursday.
* Impacts…Hazardous travel due to snow covered roads and poor visibility. Blowing and drifting snow is possible.
* Temperatures…In the 30s.
A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow…sleet…or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.
NYC PUBLIC SCHOOLS – CLOSED (2/9)
Due to the winter storm, the New York City Department of Education has announced that all public schools will be closed Thurs 2/9. Student after school activities and PSAL games are cancelled, and all yellow bus service is suspended. Call 311 if you have any questions. For additional information, please visit: nyc.gov/schools.
Garbage and Recycling – SUSPENDED
Garbage, recycling, and organics collections – suspended
Residents should continue to place the material out the evening before their schedule collection day. We will advise as collection is resumed. There will be delays due to snow operations.Residents should also clear snow from around container and bags placed out for collection so they are visible and accessible to Sanitation Workers when collection resumes.
Alternate Side Parking – SUSPENDED
Alternate side parking is suspended on Thursday, February 9, for snow removal. Meters and all other parking regulations remain in effect on this day.
UPDATE: Thurs. February 9, 2017
Morning update from the National Weather Service indicates a slight increase in total accumulation, now 10 to 14 inches, up from 8 to 12 inches. Potential for locally higher amounts. The most significant snowfall is expected between 7am and 12noon. Snowfall rates during the morning rush may periodically reach 2-3 inches/hour. Snow should taper off in the afternoon potentially around 5pm.
OFFICE EMERGENCY HOTLINE – (347) 926-3257