The snow and ice have seemed never-ending this winter and they may be responsible for an uptick in hospital visits.
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.
Street corners transformed into lane-wide lagoons are proving difficult to navigate after Wednesday’s icy snow.
A new round of dangerous winter weather was blowing into the Tri-State area early Wednesday, with a threat of dangerous ice that could make the morning commute treacherous.
The precipitation is expected to start as rain or sleet before dawn and then change to snow in the late morning. The snow could be heavy at times in the afternoon before it leaves the region Monday night.
The forecast high of 13 degrees hasn’t been seen in the region since 1994. And with windchills, it’ll feel even colder.
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.
The storm hit at rush hour Feb. 8 and dumped 30 inches of snow on some parts of eastern Long Island.
Coastal communities across the Tri-State area could experience minor to moderate flooding during times of high tide through Thursday morning.
Special equipment is needed to clear heavy snow piled up to three feet in spots. But Newsday reports that a 1936 state statute limits how much towns can spend on heavy machinery.
The Town of Brookhaven has been heavily criticized for taking days to plow many streets, and now a couple said after the plows finally came, the drivers caused a flood.
The Department of Sanitation is loading 365 salt spreaders, attaching plows to trucks and preparing all other necessary equipment ahead of the snow.
Town Supervisor Edward Romaine placed blame on the highway department for roads being left unplowed for days. Although the department is an independent entity that the town does not have authority over, he said it “concerns me that they failed.”
In Smithtown, 70 employees used two dozen vehicles to plow snow-covered streets overnight before loading the snow onto trucks and hauling it away.
More blacktop is visible on the streets and snow blowers and shovels have gone to work on the sidewalks.