Republican Staten Island councilman Vincent Ignizio said the freeze-thaw cycle, salt and plows have taken their toll. The councilman has also called on the mayor to beef up the DOT budget.
New Jersey was expected to receive a critical supply of rock salt that was held up by the Department of Homeland Security because it was being carried on a foreign ship.
The early morning snow caused some slippery road conditions and limited visibility, prompting delayed openings and some closures at schools across the region.
Fire officials said the last thing the responding firefighters need to do is get out the shovels to uncover a hydrant.
Yet another winter storm is making for a tough morning commute across the region. But some aren’t reporting to work in a warm office in this weather.
The snow piling up on roofs across northern New Jersey has business owners, homeowners and officials concerned for people’s safety.
The latest go-round of bad weather began overnight in some places as sleet and rain fell on roads already covered in many parts with deep puddles and icy patches.
The Metro-North railroad put more trains into service for the evening rush, after riders were squeezed into cars during the morning commute.
Schools were closed Thursday and again Friday after a nor’easter dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of Westchester County.
The potholes have caused hazardous driving conditions. At one point on Friday, more than a dozen cars were pulled over on the shoulder of the Belt in Mill Basin, Brooklyn.
New Haven saw nearly 10 inches of snow during Thursday’s storm. Elsewhere in Connecticut, up to 16 inches of snow fell.
Another winter storm has battered the Tri-State, and could dump another 6 inches of heavy, wet snow by the time it’s all over.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for Long Island, along with New York City and the mid-Hudson Valley.
Despite travel conditions and emergency declarations, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday defended the decision not to cancel class for the city’s 1.1 million public school students, by repeatedly reminding parents that he is a public school parent too.
Though Connecticut experienced another heavy snowfall Thursday, the state escaped a serious hit, with far fewer power outages than originally predicted.