New York City has also issued a hazardous travel advisory.
Government offices are open, but nonessential New York State employees can seek permission to stay home, Governor Cuomo said.
“Because of its timing and intensity, this storm is going to make both the morning and evening rush hours extremely difficult,” Mayor de Blasio warned on Wednesday night. “If you do not need to drive, you will help yourself and everyone else by staying off the roads.”
Wet snow and ice on trees and wires could cause power failures…. The National Weather Service warned, “Heavy, wet snow may cause some weak flat-roof structures to collapse.”
Public schools in New York City are open.
The on-again, off-again discussion about living walking distance from school is definitely on again.
(Source: New York Times)