FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wintry mix of sleet, light snow and freezing rain may impact travel and cause dangerous conditions
February 8, 2015 — The New York City Office of Emergency Management today issued a Travel Advisory for Monday, February 9 through early Tuesday morning, February 10. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from midnight tonight until 6 AM Tuesday. A mix of sleet and rain is expected this evening and will transition to freezing rain after midnight. This wintry mix will continue during the overnight hours through Monday evening and will taper off overnight Monday into early Tuesday morning. A trace of snow and a total of a tenth of an inch of ice accumulation is expected. New Yorkers are asked to exercise caution when driving and allow for additional travel time, as roads will be dangerous due to the icy conditions.
Alternate Side Parking rules are suspended Monday. Parking meters remain in effect throughout the city.
Treating Icy Roadways and Snow Removal
The NYC Department of Sanitation has issued a snow alert and is pre-deploying 500 salt spreaders.
The Department of Transportation will deploy anti-icing units to each of the East River bridges.
NYC Emergency Management encourages New Yorkers to take the following precautions:
For information and updates related to weather conditions, visit NYC.gov/severeweather. 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.
NYC Emergency Management
Nancy Greco Silvestri/Omar Bourne (718) 422-4888
Twitter: @NotifyNYC (emergency notifications)
@nycoem (emergency preparedness info)