NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Tri-State area on Monday was bracing for its third nor’easter in less than two weeks.
A winter weather advisory was in effect for New York City, with a coating to three inches expected and wind gusts of up to 40 mph. A travel advisory was in effect for Tuesday.
A winter storm warning is in effect for parts of Connecticut and Suffolk County from 8 p.m. Monday until 6 p.m. Tuesday, with six to ten inches of snow possible on the eastern end of Long Island.
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The Department of Sanitation has issued a snow alert. PlowNYC – an online site that tracks plowing street by street – has been activated.
Amtrak announced that service between Boston and New York was suspended Tuesday due to the storm. Click here for more information.
“With another nor’easter arriving tonight, the state has its response efforts in place to keep the roads clear and the power on,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. “The state will continue to work closely with local officials to remove the snow as quickly as possible. As with any winter storm, I urge New Yorkers to keep their supplies stocked, stay safe, and drive with extreme care.”
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The southern storm is expected to make its way up the coast, causing more snowfall. Parts of New York could get 3 to 6 inches of snow by Tuesday’s morning commute.
Long Island is expected to bear the brunt of the storm. Residents in East Patchogue were expressing concern about flooding.
Con Edison warned that the storm could mean more downed electrical wires. The utility said that virtually all of their customers impacted by the March 2 and March 7 nor’easters have had their power restored.
Downed power lines, outages and service restoration can all be reported and checked on the Con Ed website or by calling 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633). You can also sign up for text notifications by texting REG to OUTAGE (688243), though you will need your Con Ed account number to do so.
Con Ed offers the following tips:
Do not go near downed wires because they could be live. Never attempt to move them or touch them with any object. Be mindful that downed wires can be hidden from view by snow, tree limbs, leaves or water.
- Report downed wires to Con Edison and your local police department immediately. If a power line falls on your car while you’re in it, stay inside the vehicle and wait for emergency personnel.
- If your power goes out, disconnect or turn off appliances that would otherwise turn on automatically when service is restored. If several appliances start up at once, the electric circuits may overload.
- Make sure your flashlights and any battery-operated radios or televisions are working. Have a supply of extra batteries. Weather updates and news on electrical service can be heard on local radio and television stations.
- For more storm tips, go to Con Edison storm safety.
The latest storm comes as some people are still feeling the effects of the last storm that dumped more than 2 feet of snow in some areas and left hundreds of thousands of customers without power.
In New Jersey , PSE&G said crews completed repairs to all customers affected by last week’s nor’easter. At one point, well over 100,000 PSE&G customers were without power.
JCP&L says it currently has about 1,125 customers without power but it plans to restore service to everyone by Monday night.
Some of them have been in the dark for more than a week, since the previous nor’easter hit.
People like Gina Mendola of Morristown says the process has been painfully slow.
“They don’t have the manpower to handle this,” she told CBS2’s Jessica Layton.
Her family lost lights and heat during the first nor’easter and didn’t get power back until Saturday. Then, they experienced dangerous power surges. Mendola says all the lightbulbs in her home were exploding with smoke coming out.
The surges destroyed appliances, including their washer and dryer.
“The oven doesn’t work, our dishwasher is dead, totally shorted out,” Mendola said. “If we lose power with all the backups, there are still people in my town with no power from March 2nd.”
The utility says those customers should have their power back by Monday morning.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy responded to all of the outages, tweeting over the weekend: “Once all power has been restored to every New Jersey resident and business, our administration will begin an investigation into what went wrong and how utilities could have responded better.”
In Westchester County, most homes have had their power restored with about 100 outages being reported Monday morning. Con Edison says it plans to have all service in Westchester restored by Tuesday night.
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