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As Temperatures Stay In Winter Zone, MTA Reminds You Of Winter Plan

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Passengers board a subway train from a snow covered platform at a Bronx stop on January 12, 2011 in New York. (Credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is doing something new this winter.

The agency is hanging up posters on subway platforms and commuter rail lines warning of service reductions and cancellations if wicked winter weather comes-a-calling.

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That includes conditions like 10 degrees or below, forecasts of more than five inches of snow, freezing rain, and ice.

Some commuters on Thursday moaned while others said this is prudent.

“I rely on them to get around, but if you have a bad snowstorm or hurricane or whatever you gotta expect that’s going to happen,” said one rail rider.

Eleven subway lines might have to run local only so trains can be stored on express tracks. Those trains would be the A, E, D, F, N, Q, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.

Six to 10 inches of snow could affect buses.

Ten to 13 inches would affect Long Island Rail Road trains.

The Metro-North Railroad can handle conditions up to a blizzard.

Do you have anything to say about the MTA’s plan? Sound off in the comments section below!

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