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.
A fresh shipment of rock salt reached New Jersey just in time for another round of snow Wednesday morning.
The city issued precautions for more snow Wednesday, but major accumulation was not expected.
Several snowstorms forced city officials to suspend the rules for much of February, but now enough snow has been removed or melted.
The National Weather Service says flooding may be exacerbated by clogged road drains that have been blocked by snow and ice.
The Tri-State Area experienced a meltdown as the temperatures rose Thursday, leaving sidewalks sloppy and slushy – and creating dangerous conditions.
Sidewalks around many buildings have been cordoned because of falling icicles and rock-hard chunks of frozen snow, a situation that experts warn could get worse over the next few days as a thaw sets in.
The warmer conditions on Wednesday provided the first chance for some in the Riverdale section of the Bronx to dig out from piles of snow. One man out shoveling on Wednesday said his car has been buried in the snow for three weeks.
New Yorkers have been complaining that trash is piling up amid the snow lately, but a Department of Sanitation official asked for patience as crews catch up.
Republican Staten Island councilman Vincent Ignizio said the freeze-thaw cycle, salt and plows have taken their toll. The councilman has also called on the mayor to beef up the DOT budget.
New Jersey was expected to receive a critical supply of rock salt that was held up by the Department of Homeland Security because it was being carried on a foreign ship.
The early morning snow caused some slippery road conditions and limited visibility, prompting delayed openings and some closures at schools across the region.
Fire officials said the last thing the responding firefighters need to do is get out the shovels to uncover a hydrant.
Yet another winter storm is making for a tough morning commute across the region. But some aren’t reporting to work in a warm office in this weather.