Winter Travel Advisory Issued For Monday AM Rush Hour Thru Wednesday PM



Prolonged light to moderate snow expected Monday morning through Wednesday, creating slippery road conditions for commuters


Below freezing nighttime temperatures can turn melted snow into ice and black ice, causing dangerously slick driving conditions



The NYC Department of Sanitation has issued a snow alert beginning 3:00 AM Monday, February 8, 2016 and is pre-deploying 579 salt spreaders across the five boroughs. In addition, DSNY will have 1000 plows available in anticipation of any plowing needs (more than 2 inches of accumulation).


“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. 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,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.


The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 3:00 AM through 6:00 PM Monday. The New York City Emergency Management Department and the National Weather Service continue to monitor two winter storms that are forecast to bring snow to the New York City area. The first storm is expected to begin with light snow after midnight Monday.  Steady light to moderate snow will continue through the morning commute and is expected to taper off Monday afternoon.  A total snow accumulation of 2-4 inches is predicted. High winds are also expected to begin after midnight Monday through Monday afternoon, with sustained winds of 15-20 mph and gusts up to 30 mph. Daytime temperatures Monday will be in the high 30s, with wind chill values between 25 and 30 degrees.


Temperatures Monday night will drop to the mid-20s, with wind chill values between 20 and 25 degrees.


As the first storm clears, a second storm system is forecast. Light snow is expected to begin Monday night and will continue through Wednesday. The prolonged snowfall is forecast to taper off Wednesday evening. Daytime temperatures Tuesday are forecast for the mid-30s while temperatures Wednesday will be close to 40 degrees. Nighttime temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday are forecast to be below freezing. New Yorkers are asked to exercise caution and allow for extra travel time when commuting during this period. Be prepared for limited visibility and dangerously slick road conditions, as below freezing temperatures can create black ice.

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