Due to the chance of snow in the weather forecast, the New York City Department of Sanitation has issued a Winter Operations Advisory for Wednesday, February 10, 2021, starting at 10:00 p.m. Snow is expected beginning late Wednesday evening and continuing through the morning. According to the National Weather Service, 2-3 inches of accumulations are possible. Salt spreaders are ready and will be deployed this evening; plows will be on standby in case of accumulations greater than two inches.
The Department is coordinating with other City agencies on snow clearing protocol in accordance with each agency’s written snow plan. All relevant city agencies have been notified and the Department will continue to monitor forecasts as the snow event approaches.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for New York City in effect from 10:00 p.m. Wednesday through 10:00 a.m. Thursday. The New York City Emergency Management Department has issued a travel advisory for the Thursday morning commute. The light snow could cause slippery road conditions. New Yorkers are advised use mass transit where possible. Remember to wear a face covering and adhere to social distancing guidelines. If you must drive, exercise caution. Allow for extra travel time.
New Yorkers are encouraged to sign up for Notify NYC, the City’s free emergency communications program, for the latest information and updates on this storm and emergency events in NYC.
All winter weather information and information about the City’s response to the storm can be found by visiting the City’s Severe Weather website at here or by calling 311.
Find information on Sanitation snow operations along with residents’ responsibilities during and after snow here.
About the New York City Department of Sanitation
The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) keeps New York City healthy, safe and clean by collecting, recycling and disposing of waste, cleaning streets and vacant lots, and clearing snow and ice. The Department operates 59 district garages and manages a fleet of more than 2,000 rear-loading collection trucks, 450 mechanical brooms and 705 salt spreaders. The Department clears litter, snow and ice from approximately 6,500 miles of City streets and removes debris from vacant lots as well as abandoned vehicles from City streets.
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