BLIZZARD OF ’15: New Jersey Governor Announces Travel Ban After 11 PM, NYC Subways Shut Down


blizzard-snowGovernor Chris Christie has announced that New Jersey is implementing a travel ban for the entire state beginning at 11 p.m. tonight given the impending storm.

Millions of people from New Jersey to Maine are taking shelter tonight as a snowstorm bears down on the region, bringing with it winds of near-hurricane force and the threat of coastal flooding and more than two feet of snow.

In New York City, subway and bus service are to be suspended starting at 11 p.m., the first time subways are shut down because of snow.

The Lincoln and Holland Tunnels will close at 11 p.m., along with the George Washington Bridge and the Port Authority’s other crossings.

The storm remains on track to deliver as much as three feet of snow to parts of New York City. Most of the city can expect around two feet of snow.

New Jersey Transit service is suspended after 10 p.m.

NYC Mayor de Blasio ordered all drivers off the streets by 11 p.m.

The storm is expected to affect a 250-mile stretch of the Northeast.

The record snowfall in New York City came in 2006, when 26.9 inches of snow was measured in Central Park. A blizzard in 1947 left just over 26 inches, and one in 1888 brought 21 inches.

{Andy Newscenter}