New Yorkers Gear Up For Winter Storm


THE END OF THE DAY INTO THE EVENING HOURS. IF YOU HAVE TO GO OUT TOMORROW, YOU’LL BEING TOLD TO STAY HOME. ALICE IS LIVE WITH MORE ON HOW THE CITY IS PREPARING FOR THIS. REPORTER: AS SANITATION CREWS MAKE PREPARATIONS AT THE SALT BARN ALONG WEST STREET BETWEEN SPRING AND CANAL STREETS PARENTS ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THEIR DAY TOMORROW. MAYOR DE BLASIO CANCELED SCHOOL FOR TOMORROW AROUND NOON TODAY. WE’RE GOING TO MAKE SNOW MEN. SOME KIDS PLAN TO ENJOY THE ANTICIPATED SNOW, OTHERS PLAN TO WATCH IT FROM INSIDE. IT’S REALLY COLD. IT’S GOING TO BE A BLIZZARD. HOWEVER YOU SPEND THE DAY, MAYOR DE BLASIO SAYS STAY OFF THE ROADS. AND IF MASS TRANSIT WAS YOUR PLAN, KNOW THIS, ABOVEGROUND SECTIONS OF SUBWAY WILL CLOSE AT 4:00 A.M. BUT FOR NOW, TRAINS UNDER GROUND ARE STILL SCHEDULED TO RUN. LAST YEAR SUBWAYS WERE SUSPENDED IN THE MORNING, THERE WERE HEAVY DELAYS THE NIGHT BEFORE AS TRAINS WERE POSITIONED IN UNDER GROUND TUNNELS FOR PROTECTION. KEEPING THAT IN MIND, DON’T BE SURPRISED IF SCHEDULES ARE EFFECTED TONIGHT. THE NEXT DAY OR TWO WILL BE VERY CHALLENGING. BEGINNING TONIGHT, SANITATION TEAMS WILL START 12 HOUR SPLIT SHIFTS BEGINNING AT 7:00 P.M. 2400 SANITATION WORKERS PER SHIFT. 689 SALT SPREADERS PREDEPLOYED. 1600 PLOWS WILL GO INTO ACTION. AND THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WILL ADD AN ADDITIONAL 80 PLOWS TO THAT. ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING FOR TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY HAVE ALSO BEEN CANCELED. THAT’S GOING TO BE VERY DIFFICULT WORK FOR SANITATION. THEY’RE GOING TO NEED ALL THE SUPPORT THEY CAN GET. THE NUMBER ONE THING YOU CAN DO TO HELP THEM IS TO STAY OFF THE ROADS. AS FOR THE LIRR IN METRO NORTH, A DECISION ABOUT SERVICE THERE WILL BE MADE LATER ON. WE’RE EXPECTING AN UPDATE FROM THE MAYOR INSIDE THE SALT BARN HERE. AS SOON AS THAT HAPPENS WE’LL

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