Dozens of school districts have declared a snow day and plows are back out clearing highways as the latest winter storm smacks Long Island.
The mayor of Atlanta slammed New York City’s snow removal efforts this week, after a New Yorker mocked the response in Atlanta to a snowstorm that amounted to 3 inches.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is vowing to learn from mistakes made in response to this week’s snowstorm. Several neighborhoods, including the Upper East Side, were not plowed effectively, snarling traffic.
Commuters using mass transit can expect delays and schedule changes after up to 13 inches of snow fell on the New York metropolitan area.
Snowfall totals reached more than 13 inches in Lindenhurst in Suffolk County and more than 11 inches in Merrick in Nassau County.
Almost 2,000 customers were without power on Staten Island Tuesday, as a snowstorm clobbered the area.
The Long Island Expressway was slow-moving from about noon Tuesday well through the end of rush hour due to near whiteout conditions.
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.
Transit agencies are stepping up their snow response as a storm predicted to bring between 8 to 12 inches of the white stuff slams the Tri-State area.
Most mass transit in the Tri-State Area was back to normal Saturday, just over a day after major changes were put into place due to the snowstorm.
A look at transit- and traffic-related changes related to the snowstorm.
After the New Year’s confetti was cleared away, a snowstorm could dump 8 inches or more of accumulation on the Tri-State Area Thursday into Friday.
Cold air was moving into the Tri-State Area Monday night, and it could be setting the stage for the first major snowstorm of the season later in the week.
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.
The head of the Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association worries plow operators won’t see some docking stations under the snow.