Department of Sanitation
Cleaning the streets turned hazardous for a sanitation crew in lower Manhattan Monday morning.
It was a snowy start to March after a freezing February.
Alternate-side parking rules have been suspended for Saturday, though parking meters remain in effect throughout the city.
The extreme cold will last throughout the weekend with Sunday being the worse for some areas where it will feel like below zero.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from midnight Sunday through 6 a.m. Tuesday for New York City and surrounding areas.
As the storm begins to hit the region around noon Sunday, precipitation will mostly be in the form of rain with a wintry mix north of New York City.
The Department of Sanitation was called in to salt down roads in an effort to the stop icing over of streets.
The Department of Sanitation has called in its emergency snow laborers to help remove snow and ice from bus stops, crosswalks, fire hydrants, and step streets throughout the city.
A messy mix of rain, snow and sleet is expected to hit the Tri-State area as part of a winter storm system moving up the Eastern seaboard this weekend.
Sanitation officials have issued a snow alert ahead of an incoming wintry blast of snow, freezing rain and sleet throughout New York City.
The light snow showers hit just in time for the Friday morning rush. The greatest snow totals are expected mainly from the city on northward into the Hudson Valley and Connecticut.
Most Tri-State Area residents will see under an inch of snow, but some may see up to 2 inches. Still, the New York City Department of Sanitation issued a snow alert for Tuesday.
The Department of Sanitation will collect trees and turn them into compost starting Monday. The program will run through Friday, Jan. 16.
A massive cleanup effort is under way in Times Square to remove noisemakers, confetti and paper streamers left behind as New York City ushered in 2015.
An environmental advocacy group on Monday called on Mayor Bill de Blasio and city agencies to expand recycling requirements for polystyrene foam.