SEVERE WEATHER ALERT

SEVERE WEATHER ALERT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY (3/14)

Blizzard warning has been cancelled and has been replaced with a winter weather advisory for snow and sleet until 8PM EDT this evening. National Weather Service has revised accumulation totals to 4-8 inches from previous estimate of 12-19 inches.

Some highlights:
Timing…Snow is expected to change to sleet, and then rain, by midday, and will return to snow before ending this evening.
Accumulation…Currently, seeing reported totals around the city of 3-4 inches, with lows of 2.5 inches on Staten Island and highs of 4.5 inches in parts of Queens.

Winds…25-35 mph with gusts up to 50mph possible.

Temperatures…should remain in the upper 20s throughout the day.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
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.

SERVICE ALERTS

NYC PUBLIC SCHOOLS – CLOSED (3/14)

Due to the winter storm, the New York City Department of Education has announced that all public schools will be closed Tues 3/14. 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.

 

Mass Transit – Delays and Suspensions

Major Roadway Closures/Traffic Delays (per NYPD TMC and DOT): Gowanus Expressway High-Occupancy-Vehicle (HOV) lane.
Long Island Expressway High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane.
Tractor trailer ban on New York State Thruway and select interstates across New York, Full travel ban in Broome County beginning at 9am.

Area Bridge Conditions: Reduce speed in effect on all MTA bridges.
The Outer-bridge Crossing ,Goethals and Bayonne bridges in both directions has a speed restriction of 25mph.
George Washington Bridge has a 35mph speed restriction.
Pedestrian walkways will close once sustained winds reach 40mph; All bridges will close to trucks when sustained winds reach 50mph and all traffic will be barred at 60mph.

Subway Delays or Suspensions (per MTA): MTA express subway service has been suspended . Above-ground service on the subway continues to be suspended.
Staten Island Railway – suspended
LIRR service main lines 10-15 minutes delays with Montauk branch on/close to schedule.

Ferry Delays or Suspensions (per DOT): Seastreak Ferry and East River Ferry – service suspended.

Regional Rail Delays or Suspension: Metro-North – service will be suspended at noon, other service cancellations, suspensions possible throughout the day.
Hudson River Line bus service have been cancelled.
Amtrak service – suspended

Bus Disruptions (per MTA): Local and express bus service is running but limited service has been suspended. System wide, all limited bus service will be making local stops.
Paratransit service has been suspended, except for extreme emergencies.

Airport Delays (per FAA):
JFK Airport: General Arrival/Departure delays are 15 minutes or less.
LaGuardia Airport: General Arrival/Departure delays are 15 minutes or less.
Newark Airport: General Arrival/Departure delays are 15 minutes or less.


 

 

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