Winter Weather Advisory

Published on January 02, 2014, 4:35 pm
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The New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) issued a Hazardous Travel Advisory for late Thursday and Friday.

The National Weather Service has forecast 6 to 8 inches of snow accumulation through Friday. Light snow is expected Wednesday evening into Thursday morning with an accumulation of 1-2 inches. Snowfall rates will increase late Thursday afternoon/Thursday evening and continue until Friday afternoon. The strongest winds and heaviest snow will be between the hours of midnight and 7:00 a.m. Friday, accompanied by frigid temperatures. The Department of Sanitation has issued a Snow Alert for Thursday. The plow tracker is at

OEM encourages New Yorkers to take the following precautions:


For Motorists

* If you must drive a vehicle, monitor weather and traffic reports for the latest road conditions.

* Use major streets or highways for travel whenever possible as these roadways will be cleared first.

* Drive slowly. Vehicles, including those with 4-wheel drive, take longer to stop on snow and ice than on dry pavement.

* Keep the name and phone number of at least one local towing service in your car in case you break down or become stuck in the snow.

* If you get stuck on the road stay with your car and contact a towing company.


For Pedestrians:

* Exercise caution and avoid slippery surfaces; some ice may not be visible.
* Wear layers including a hat, gloves and scarf to stay protected from the cold.
* Keep clothes and shoes dry.
* Keep fingertips, earlobes, and noses covered if you go outside.
* Have heightened awareness of cars, particularly when approaching or crossing intersections.


Additionally, you should:

* Make sure that you have poured adequate amounts of rock salt around your home and business to help prevent injuries yourselves and neighbors.

* Check on senior citizens and neighbors with special needs to ensure that they have adequate essentials and supplies, including perishables.


Tips for Staying Warm:

Exposure to cold can cause life-threatening health conditions. Avoid serious conditions such as frostbite and hypothermia, by keeping warm.

* Wear a hat, hood, or scarf.
* Wear layers, as they provide better insulation and warmth.
* Keep fingertips, earlobes, and noses covered if you go outside.
* Keep clothing dry; if a layer becomes wet, remove it.


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