Snow Storm Bears Down on Tristate Area, Alternate Side Suspended in NY


snow1The New York Weather Authority team forecast an intensifying snow storm tomorrow morning, The National Weather Serviced issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the tristate region.

A Snow Alert issued by the New York City Department of Sanitation will go into effect at 10 p.m. The Snow Alert is a readiness notification of a possible snow storm alerting Sanitation Department personnel to gear up for the snow.

The city has suspended Alternate Side Parking regulations for today, but meter regulations will remain in effect.

Accumulations will be between 3″-4″ and another inch could fall by 10 a.m.

The Friday morning commute could be slow and schools could have delayed openings, but closings are unlikely.

Office of Emergency Management issued a Hazardous Travel Advisor for the Friday morning rush hour. OEM recommends that people use mass transit and avoid driving during and immediately after the snow storm.

For Motorists

• If you must drive a vehicle, monitor weather and traffic reports for the latest road conditions.
• Use major streets or highways for travel whenever possible as these roadways will be cleared first.
• Drive slowly. Vehicles, including those with 4-wheel drive, take longer to stop on snow and ice than on dry pavement.
• Keep the name and phone number of at least one local towing service in your car in case you break down or become stuck in the snow.
• If you get stuck on the road stay with your car and contact a towing company.

For Pedestrians

• Exercise caution and avoid slippery surfaces.
• Wear layers including a hat, gloves and scarf to stay protected from the cold. And, keep clothes and shoes dry.
• Have heightened awareness of cars, particularly when approaching or crossing intersections.

{My Fox NY/}