February 1, 2015
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Snow, sleet, and freezing rain will create dangerous travel conditions Sunday evening and during Monday morning and evening rush hour commutes
NEW YORK—Mayor de Blasio today issued a severe weather warning and hazardous travel advisory for Monday, February 2. A mixture of snow, sleet, and freezing rain will create slick and hazardous travel conditions throughout the day Monday. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Sunday evening, February 1, through 6:00 PM Monday, February 2.
NWS is currently forecasting anywhere from 2 to 7 inches of snow accumulation in New York City, along with up to ¼ inch of ice accumulation throughout the day Monday. Light snow will begin at approximately 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Sunday evening, with minor accumulation by midnight. Snow will become heavy overnight, with 2 to 4 inches of snow accumulation expected. Snow will transition to sleet and freezing rain with an accumulation of up to ¼ of an inch of ice during the Monday morning hours.
Freezing rain will transition back to snow by noon on Monday, with an additional 1 to 2 inches of snow accumulation expected. With temperatures falling below freezing Monday evening, any standing water can re-freeze and create dangerous icing conditions for the Monday evening commute.
Alternate Side Parking rules are suspended Monday for snow removal. Parking meters remain in effect throughout the city.
Refuse & Recycling Collection
Refuse and recycling collections will be suspended Monday to allow for snow clearing operations.
Treating Icy Roadways and Snow Removal
The NYC Department of Sanitation has issued a snow alert beginning Sunday at 5:00 PM and is pre-deploying more than 500 salt spreaders. PLOWNYC will be activated and 1600 plows will be dispatched when more than two inches of snow accumulates.
Sanitation workers have been assigned to two 12-hour shifts for over a week, with 2400 workers per shift.
The Department of Transportation will deploy anti-icing units to each of the East River bridges and is pre-treating pedestrian overpasses and step streets.
Travel Safety Tips
New Yorkers are also encouraged to take the following precautions Monday:
Winter Weather Tips
For more helpful tips for staying warm and safe, view NYC Emergency Management's winter weather video, or visit NYC.gov/EmergencyManagement. New Yorkers are also encouraged to sign up for Notify NYC, the City's free emergency notification system. Through Notify NYC, New Yorkers can receive phone calls, text messages, and/or emails alerts about traffic and transit disruptions and other emergencies. To sign up for Notify NYC, call 311, visit NYC.gov/notifynyc, or follow @NotifyNYC on Twitter.