YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — While Tri-State area residents stocked up on essentials ahead of a winter storm, officials on Sunday were readying snow removal equipment for the morning commute.
As CBS2’s Matt Kozar reported, it was a symphony of salt spreaders and plows in White Plains.
With 150 miles of roads to tackle, White Plains DPW Commissioner Bud Nicoletti said he’s ready.
As a 30-year veteran, he’s done battle with around 500 storms.
“While the accumulation may not be the storm of the century, the temperatures are going to be something that’s worth watching,” Nicoletti said.
Meanwhile, hot commodities at the ShopRite in Yonkers included water and snow shovels.
“We’re preparing as a family and this way everything is covered,” said Robert Williams.
“I think they’re under predicting this time, personally,” said one shopper. “(You think it’s going to be worse?) Yes.”
Marilyn Bailin said her daughter broke her wrist a week ago after slipping on ice. Instead of traveling to see her, Bailin said she’s staying home after stocking up at the grocery store.
“I would love to go to my daughter’s house but I can’t go tomorrow because of the snow,” said Bailin.
The northern suburbs of New York City usually get hit hard in snowstorms.
While the last storm didn’t pack the predicted punch, residents said they’re still anxious over the latest forecast.
One woman said she plans to give herself two hours for what is usually a 30-minute commute on Monday morning.
“I’m just hoping it’s not as bad as they’re predicting. I’m just hoping it’s not that bad,” said she said.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning from 7 p.m. Sunday to 6 p.m. Monday for New York City, northern New Jersey, northern Nassau County, northwest Suffolk County and southeastern coastal Connecticut. A winter storm watch was issued for southern Nassau and eastern and southwest Suffolk.
CBS2 Meteorologist Lonnie Quinn said New York City and most of Long Island can expect to see about 2 to 4 inches of snow while the northern suburbs and northwest New Jersey could see 4 to 8 inches and the Lower Hudson Valley could be hit with 8 to 10 inches. Areas south of the city may only see up to 2 inches of snow, Quinn said.