The snow, slick roads and spinouts of north suburban counties were not seen on Long Island, but drivers and residents there ran into their own problems with drenching rain and flooding.
Winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts between 45 and 50 mph are possible, according to the National Weather Service.
Another major winter storm is headed to New Jersey, one that will likely drop several inches of heavy snow in southern areas but very little in the northern region.
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.
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.
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.
The backlash continued on Saturday morning, as parents and teachers criticized the mayor’s decision not to close schools during this week’s snow storm.
Gov. Malloy said Friday the state DOT has deferred its expected deliveries of salt until all the 88 cities and towns that obtain their salt under the state’s contract receive what they need.
Thursday’s nor’easter blanketed New Jersey, leaving many communities buried underneath more than a foot of snow.
Though Connecticut experienced another heavy snowfall Thursday, the state escaped a serious hit, with far fewer power outages than originally predicted.
One florist on the Upper West Side is gearing up for one of the busiest days of the year, making deliveries as planned ahead of Valentine’s Day.
Forecasters say snow is expected to begin falling Wednesday night and slow the commute into work Thursday.
The Paterson, N.J. school district set aside five days and have already used four. The district could opt to add school days at the end of June or take away some of the scheduled days off in April if they go over five snow days.
CBS 2’s Jessica Schneider came to the rescue in Secaucus, N.J. Wednesday evening, as residents suffered from a severe salt shortage.
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.