NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York City’s Department of Sanitation says it’s preparing for possible snow.

The department has issued a  “snow alert” starting at 3 a.m. Monday.

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The move allows Sanitation to supplement personnel, load salt spreaders, attach plows if necessary and prepare tire chains.

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Sanitation says it’s also coordinating with the city’s Office of Emergency Management and Department of Transportation.

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Meanwhile, Mayor Bill de Blasio has issued a travel advisory for Monday through Wednesday.

“New York City is expecting two to four inches of snow with light snow through Wednesday, and we’re urging residents to prepare for snowfall and slippery roads this week,” de Blasio said in a news release. “While traveling, make sure to drive slowly, use major streets or highways where possible, and exercise caution when walking, biking or driving. Check in on friends, neighbors and the elderly to make sure those around you are safe and prepared for the coming snow.”

The National Weather Service says rain could turn into snow around mid-morning on Monday. It says a couple of inches could accumulate in the city between then and Tuesday night, and the snow could even stretch into Wednesday night.

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