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.
Another winter storm slammed the Tri-State area on Wednesday and CBS 2’s reporters were out capturing everything from the first flakes to slush filled streets and sidewalks from the suburbs, through the Five Boroughs, and out on Long Island.
The NFL came to the rescue Friday evening, after two women CBS 2 they had lost their wallet – and their Super Bowl tickets — to thieves while making the trip from Seattle to New York.
CBS 2’s Lonnie Quinn has been out on Super Bowl Boulevard doing the weather forecast the past couple of nights — and you may have noticed he changed his hat on Wednesday.
CBS 2 weatherman Lonnie Quinn says a lot will depend on the timing and placement of an incoming low-pressure system. “It’s like Mother Nature is a football fan,” he said on Monday night’s newscast.
Don’t worry. At least not yet. But one early weather projection is taking shape for Super Bowl weekend — and it doesn’t look good.
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.
The winter storm warning was issued beginning at noon Tuesday for the five boroughs of New York City, the northern suburbs, all of Long Island, most of New Jersey, and southern and eastern Connecticut.
The Tri-State Area was under a thick soup of fog early Thursday, prompting a dense fog advisory for some areas.
Tri-State Area residents could be in for a rough commute Friday morning, as a storm system could bring snow and freezing rain to some areas.
The temperature was already plummeting rapidly from its balmy morning high Monday evening, and when Tuesday comes around, the Tri-State Area will see the coldest day since 1994.
Tri-State Area residents were not the only ones suffering through a bitter blast this weekend, and some areas have seen conditions far more severe. At least 16 deaths were blamed on the snowstorm.
The snowstorm is hardly a blizzard. But it has prompted a winter weather advisory for most of the entire Tri-State Area between 5 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Snow, ice and rain from Saturday’s storm have caused hazardous road conditions across the Tri-State area.
A winter storm is expected to bring several inches of snow and ice to the Tri-State area this weekend.