With the Tri-State area less than a week into spring, old man winter is back for a late March visit.
The latest reviews are in. Municipal road crews from the suburbs to New York City seemed to be on top of this storm, clearing first the major roads and highways, and then the side streets.
Thursday’s storm made January 2011 the snowiest the Big Apple ever saw since records were kept. And consider this: February is usually our snowiest month.
“Over a foot of snow in five hours so that’s a heavy, heavy rate, but we managed to keep all of the highways and primaries open,” said Bernard Sullivan of the Sanitation Department.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says by late morning, flights had resumed taking off and landing at John F. Kennedy airport.
Residents can tell from the piles of snow on the sidewalks that this storm didn’t bring the accumulations we saw from the post-Christmas blizzard. However, doctors still said to keep an eye on the elderly.
AccuWeather Meteorologist John Feerick said it appears the snow will begin Tuesday afternoon, continue through Tuesday night and taper off early in the day on Wednesday.
Friday’s snowstorm didn’t drop quite as much snow as the post-Christmas blizzard, but the City wasn’t planning on dropping the ball this time.
The snow was expected to be deep enough to keep sanitation crews busy non-stop Sunday into Monday.