A new round of dangerous winter weather was blowing into the Tri-State area early Wednesday, with a threat of dangerous ice that could make the morning commute treacherous.
The suspects hit two homes during Monday morning’s snowstorm, police said. Police said two white men wearing ski masks and carrying snow shovels went door to door, hoping to find nobody at home.
The governor touted a second round of federal funding to the tune of $1.46 billion to help Sandy victims. Christie promised nearly half of the money would go towards housing.
The forecast is calling for freezing rain and sleet, which will add to the snow that’s already accumulated. That could bring down tree limbs or power lines.
The National Weather Service says much of the state is in line for 4 to 8 inches of snow falling throughout the day Monday. The highest amounts are expected to be across the middle of the state with less in the northernmost and southernmost counties.
As another snowstorm struck New York City Monday, residents of Staten Island complained about dangerous and unplowed streets – following similar complaints on the Upper East Side after a Jan. 21 snowstorm.
Dozens of school districts have declared a snow day and plows are back out clearing highways as the latest winter storm smacks Long Island.
By midday, the flight-tracking website FlightAware reported nearly 2,000 delayed flights and 1,500 canceled flights nationwide, including in Newark, New York and Philadelphia.
The precipitation is expected to start as rain or sleet before dawn and then change to snow in the late morning. The snow could be heavy at times in the afternoon before it leaves the region Monday night.
The polar vortex is behind the jump in costs. The frigid temperatures have pumped up the price of natural gas that’s used to fuel power plants on Long Island, so those costs are being passed along to PSEG electric customers.
The 67-32 vote reflects widespread alarm about changes enacted two years ago to shore up the program’s finances. In many cases the changes produced unexpected, sky-high insurance rates that are unaffordable for many homeowners in flood-prone areas.
An expert said leaving the hot and cold faucets dripping slightly will prevent the pressure from building and keep the pipe from bursting.
The deep freeze that’s settled over the Tri-State Area has left scattered sheets of ice littering the Hudson River. Breaking the ice: that’s the mission for the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Penobscot Bay.
About $535 million of the funding will go toward repairs of three tunnels under the river badly damaged in the Oct. 2012 storm — the Montague, Steinway and Greenpoint.
Chopper 2 captured a NY Waterway ferry slow to almost a complete stop as it maneuvered around ice Thursday morning.