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Another Round Of Winter Weather Could Mean A Messy Morning For Commuters

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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York area is in line for another round of winter weather that could make for a messy morning commute.

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The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for most areas, which takes effect early Tuesday. Forecasters say 1 to 5 inches of snow is expected, with northern and central areas seeing the highest accumulations.

The Office of Emergency Management has issued a travel advisory and the city has extended a suspension of alternate side of the street parking regulations through Saturday.

Since February 3, alternate side rules have been suspended 14 times. The record is 62 days in a row which was set in 1978.

The Department of Sanitation has started to prepare equipment including loading salt spreaders, attaching plows, and preparing tire chains.

In New Jersey, a delayed opening has been announced for State offices. In order to allow ample time for roadways, parking lots, and sidewalks to be cleared a delayed opening time of 11:00 a.m. was announced on Monday night.

“Tonight’s winter storm is expected to last through tomorrow morning, bringing additional snow and creating hazardous travel conditions for the morning commute,” said Governor Christie. “I strongly encourage all New Jerseyans to drive slowly and exercise caution on the roads tonight and tomorrow morning. I thank our state’s transportation crews and first responders for their tireless efforts to keep our residents safe.”

But forecasters say relief from the recent stretch of snow and cold is on the horizon.
The snow will likely change over to freezing rain in most area as the morning progresses, then turn to rain by noon as temperatures rise into the high 30s and low 40s.

Daytime temperatures should be in the high 40s and low 50s for the remainder of the week, though there’s a chance for rain nearly every day.

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