Tri-State Area Braces For First Snowstorm Of 2014


winter-storm-mapResidents across the Tri-State area are preparing for a winter storm that will bring snow and frigid temperatures to much of the region in the first week of the year.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning from 6 p.m. Thursday through 1 p.m. Friday.

A blizzard warning has also been issued on Long Island for Nassau and Suffolk counties starting at 6 p.m. Thursday and lasting until 1 p.m. Friday.

Snow could begin to fall overnight, but the full storm isn’t expected to hit until later Thursday. As much as six to eight inches of snow could fall with the higher amounts on parts of Long Island and in Connecticut.

New York City is likely to see three to seven inches.

The Department of Sanitation said it has loaded 364 salt spreaders and attached plows and tire chains in anticipation of slick roads. Alternate side parking has also been suspended.

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