NYC Alternate-Side Parking Rules Suspended For Friday


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Just as most of the snow from last month’s blizzard has melted, another snowstorm could drop a few more inches across the Tri-State area.

A winter storm warning was in effect beginning at midnight Thursday night for Suffolk County and southeast Connecticut, and was to be in place until 3 p.m. Friday.

A winter weather advisory has also been issued from midnight through noon on Friday for New York City, most of northern New Jersey, the lower Hudson Valley, and parts of Connecticut.

CBS2’s Lonnie Quinn said the morning commute Friday would likely be “terrible,” as heavy snow will be falling across the area. Heavy snow was expected to continue in spots by 10 a.m.

Snowfall totals were expected to be modest, though not insignificant. The RPM model called for 2.7 inches of accumulation in New York City; 4.7 inches in Coram; 4.1 inches in Brick, New Jersey; 3.2 inches in Danbury, Connecticut; and 2.8 inches in Cranbury, New Jersey.

The North American Model called for 2.5 inches in New York City, 5.6 inches in Coram, 4.1 inches in Brick, and 2.3 inches in Danbury.

Based on the models, Quinn expects most of New York City, as well as most of northern and central New Jersey and the north suburban counties, to get 2 to 4 inches of accumulation. Parts of Brooklyn and Queens, the Long Island suburbs, southern Connecticut, and the Jersey Shore could get 4 to 6 inches or more, while areas to the north and west will likely only get a trace to 2 inches, Quinn reported.

New York City’s Office of Emergency Management issued a travel advisory from 1 a.m. through 10 a.m. Friday, citing heavy snowfall predicted for the morning commute.

Alternate-side parking rules have been suspended for Friday, officials said. Parking meter payment, however, will remain in effect.

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Residents around the Tri-State can expect rain on Thursday to switch to wet snow overnight as the temperature drops. City OEM officials said they expect the heaviest snowfall between 3 a.m. and 9 a.m.

The city’s Department of Sanitation issued a Snow Alert for Friday beginning at midnight. Sanitation crews are now readying equipment, including salt spreaders and snowplows, ahead of the expected winter weather.

The city will have 579 salt spreaders as well as 1,000 plows deployed across the five boroughs, OEM officials said. One-thousand sanitation workers have been assigned to work the overnight shift.

OEM officials urge New York City residents to take it slow during the morning commute and to use major roads or highways for travel when possible.