To try and stay ahead of what will no doubt be a nasty winter mix, state officials were activating the emergency operations center to coordinate the snow response.
Spokesmen with ConEd, PSE&G and LIPA said they’re monitoring the storm and will beef up staffing as needed. Tree contact with power lines is the number one cause of power interruptions.
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.
Firefighters responded to a taxi on fire in Manhattan Thursday in the midst of the storm at 70th Street and Second Avenue.
A second New Jersey death has been blamed on this week’s snow storm.
Even a little but of snow on a slight hill can slow you down. Side streets are plowed, but they’re one lane wide barely.
A Nissan Altima nearly became a death trap on Thursday afternoon. Two children were hospitalized, one in critical condition, after being overcome by carbon monoxide gas in the Bronx.
“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.
No matter where you went in the Tri-State Area on Thursday there was no escaping the aftermath of a Wednesday snowstorm that dropped as much as 20 inches in certain spots.
The piles of snow left by the latest snowstorm have meant piles of money for those who help clear it all away. In Westchester County, private contractors are in the midst of a banner year.
In the thick of the massive traffic backup, CBS 2′s Wendy Gillette ran into baseball legend Bobby Valentine.
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.
New York City public schools will be closed Thursday after a fast-moving storm moved full-force into the region overnight bringing an icy mix of snow and rain.
Another storm bore down on the Tri-State area on Wednesday, bringing groans and the potential for as much as a foot of new snow to areas already buried by a winter that is on track to be the worst in years.
New Jersey has already capped out its $20 million snow budget and New York City blew through its $38 million budget before the first of the year, but snow removal has to get done somehow.