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.
A winter storm warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday for most of the region as a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain is expected to fall throughout the day.
A snowstorm followed by brutally cold temps seems to be the norm around here this winter.
Complaints about unplowed streets mounted in many areas Tuesday night, especially on the Upper East Side.
More than 1,500 flights were canceled, many students were sent home early, and the roads were a miserable mess through the night Tuesday as the Tri-State area was pounded with a brutal blast of heavy snow and bitter cold.
New York City Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty said a map that showed streets going unplowed on the Upper East Side was due to a faulty GPS system on a salt spreader, and traffic problems.
A winter storm began bearing down on parts of the Tri-State area Thursday morning, promising heavy snow, strong winds and frigid temperatures
Forecasters are predicting anywhere from three to seven inches of snow starting around 10 a.m. Saturday in New York City and on Long Island.
Snow fell across much of the Tri-State area Tuesday, causing traffic, school closures and concerns about icy roads as temperatures drop.
A winter weather advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. Wednesday until 6 p.m. Thursday for parts of Conn., northeastern New Jersey, New York City and western and central Long Island.
So far, the sanitation department has collected more than 389,000 tons of debris, according to the city.
Commissioner John Doherty reminds New Yorkers to remove tree stands, tinsel, lights and ornaments from the trees. Doherty also wants people to remember to not put their trees in plastic bags.
After badly botching last December’s blizzard response, the city sanitation commissioner promised his department is re-tooled and ready for the next one.
The Department of Sanitation is now registering emergency snow laborers who can be called upon to remove snow and ice citywide.
In a release, the city agency said that the contractors would help the DSNY with plowing and snow hauling from tertiary streets “as needed” when storms were forecast to bring 6 or more inches of snow.