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NYC Warns Motorists To Avoid Driving In Snow Friday

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NEW YORK (AP) – The New York City Office of Emergency Management is urging residents to avoid driving and stick to mass transit because snow may make the morning commute dangerous.

The agency issued a Hazardous Travel Advisory after the National Weather Service forecasted 3 to 6 inches of snowfall overnight.

The agency is warning Friday morning drivers to listen to traffic reports, use major streets or highways and drive slowly.

The city has been careful to fully prepare for winter weather following a day-after-Christmas blizzard that paralyzed large swathes of the metropolis and sparked several investigations. It over-prepared for a weak snowfall earlier this month then appeared to deftly handle another medium-sized snowstorm a few days later.

(Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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