Schumer said he fought last year for the federal aid in Congress but it’s not getting to those in need fast enough.
So far, the state has funding for 424 buyouts statewide. The Department of Environmental Protection said 169 property owners have accepted buyout offers in South River and Sayreville.
Road crews will conduct overnight repairs over the next two weeks. As a result, there will be some lane closures from Nyack to Spring Valley between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.
The snow should finally end in most areas by early Monday afternoon, though southern areas could continue to see snow until around dusk.
Snow is again slowing the morning commute across the area.
New York City, northern New Jersey and Long Island are expected to see 3 to 6 inches of snow as another winter blast hits the Tri-State area.
There are a little more than three weeks before winter ends on the calendar, but Mother Nature isn’t letting up just yet.
One survey found nearly 3 in 10 homes in the U.S. have rodents. In the northeast, 35 percent of survey respondents reported a rodent infestation, the highest percentage in any geographic area.
The clear skies and balmy temperatures of last weekend will seem like a distant memory in the days to come, with dangerous winds and bitter cold, and a major snowstorm coming just in time for the new work week next week.
It’s been cold, it’s been snowy, it’s been windy and almost always, the air has been very dry. To make matters worse, we’re told to wash out hands often to avoid spreading cold and flu germs.
Jersey Central Power & Light, New Jersey’s second-largest utility company, has been given tentative permission to raise customers’ bills to pay the costs it incurred to restore power following the storms in 2011 and 2012.
A fresh shipment of rock salt reached New Jersey just in time for another round of snow Wednesday morning.
The streets in Jersey City have been battered by snow and freezing temperatures and are now pockmarked with potholes.
Potholes, road salt and other wintertime hazards have wreaked havoc on cars all across the region.
The National Weather Service says flooding may be exacerbated by clogged road drains that have been blocked by snow and ice.