Ice Storm

Jessica Schneider, Robert Zych

CBS 2’s Jessica Schneider Comes To The Rescue Amid Rock Salt Shortage

CBS 2’s Jessica Schneider came to the rescue in Secaucus, N.J. Wednesday evening, as residents suffered from a severe salt shortage.

02/05/2014

Salt Shortage

Salt Shortages, Threat Of Black Ice Spark Concern In Tri-State Area

Ice and slush have left roads and sidewalks dangerously slippery, and many Tri-State area municipalities have seen their reserves of salt to correct the problems dangerously depleted.

02/05/2014

Light Rail sign "sorry for delays" (Billie Rama/CBSNewYork.com)

Storm Related Traffic & Transit Service Changes, Delays

Here’s a look at transit- and traffic-related changes related to the snow & Ice storm:

02/05/2014

Merritt Parkway in Westport, Conn. on Feb. 5, 2014 (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Wintry Mix Closes Schools, Cancels Flights In Connecticut

The National Weather Service expects Wednesday’s storm to dump 6 to 10 inches of snow and sleet in northwestern Connecticut, 5 to 9 inches in the Hartford area and 1 to 3 inches along the shoreline.

02/05/2014

Pedestrians make their way through freezing rain during the morning commute in lower Manhattan on February 2, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Caution: Be On The Lookout For Black Ice Overnight

The ice storm that struck the Tri-State area Wednesday morning not only caused problems for commuters, but it also had the potential to flare back up into a problem overnight into Thursday.

02/02/2011

New Yorkers commute after a freezing rain storm slicked the roads February 02, 2011 in New York City. The Northeast region of the United States has seen an uncharacteristically cold and stormy winter. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

Decision To Keep Schools Open Angers Many NYC Parents

A thick coating of ice made getting around very hazardous and, in some areas, nearly impossible, but it wasn’t enough to cancel schools – a decision that left some parents furious.

02/02/2011

Frustrated LIRR commuters in New Hyde Park (Photo/CBS 2)

Commuters Express Frustration, Anger With LIRR

There was a storm of protest – bordering on mutiny – from frustrated commuters Wednesday, furious that the LIRR charged them peak rates after cutting the number of trains in half due to weather.

02/02/2011

An ice scraper falls victim to the latest snowstorm - Montvale, NJ - Feb 2, 2011 - Photo: Tim Scheld / WCBS 880

Freezing Rain, Accumulating Ice Make Slushy Mess In NJ

Ice built up on untreated roads and sidewalks and made trees and power lines appear as if they were encased in crystal.

02/02/2011

John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Massive Winter Storm Disrupting Area Flights

Be prepared for delays if you’re planning on catching a flight from JFK, Laguardia or Newark airport. The ice storm frosting the region is also freezing some flights.

02/02/2011

Flames (file / credit: Woohae Cho/Getty Images)

Homeless Man Burns To Death Hiding From Ice Storm

The victim was found behind a kosher food market in North Lawrence by municipal workers who stopped to turn around their salting truck.

02/02/2011

Storm impact for Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 (AccuWeather Graphic)

Forecasters: Roads Will Refreeze As Temps Drop

The latest winter storm is ending as rain in most places Wednesday after an extended period of sleet and freezing rain brought up to three quarters of an inch of ice on streets and sidewalks.

02/02/2011

(credit: CBS 2)

Yorktown To Drivers: Please Stay Off The Roads

Road crews have been out for hours struggling to stay ahead of the storm.

02/02/2011

Commuters walk in Times Square during a snow storm on February 25, 2010 in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Ice Storm Safety Tips

The ice storm hitting the Tri-State area is creating a profound safety concern for pedestrians and drivers alike. Here are some suggestions as you hit the streets to help make sure the streets don’t hit you.

02/02/2011

I-95 Near Laddins Rock Road - Greenwich, CT - Feb 1, 2011 - Photo: CT DOT

Connecticut Utilities Brace For More Winter Weather

Connecticut’s two utilities are bracing for the next round of winter, an ice storm that could bring down power lines and cause outages.

02/01/2011

Yvette Hamby braves freezing temperatures as she works to clear a path into Cowboys Stadium for media day for NFL football Super Bowl XLV Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Super Bowl Travel Nightmare: Ice Storm Pelts Dallas

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport reopened after icy runways forced a temporary closure on Tuesday morning, leaving some Super Bowl travelers in the cold.

WFAN–02/01/2011