Mayor de Blasio today issued a travel advisory for Wednesday, February 10, 2016, and reminded New Yorkers to remain alert and aware of cold temperatures and slippery conditions.
“New York City is expecting two to four inches of snow tomorrow, and we may also experience flooding in vulnerable areas along the coast,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We’re urging New Yorkers to allow for extra travel time during your commute, drive slowly, and exercise caution when walking or biking. We also urge coastal residents to take the necessary steps to protect their property.”
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 6:00 PM today through noon Wednesday. Light snow is expected to begin this evening and will continue through Wednesday morning, with the heaviest snow forecast to fall overnight.
A total snow accumulation of 2-4 inches is predicted. Temperatures Tuesday night are forecast to be at or below freezing. Daytime temperatures Wednesday will be in the high 30s, but nighttime temperatures will drop to the mid-20s, creating the potential for slick road conditions. New Yorkers are asked to exercise caution and be prepared for limited visibility and slippery road conditions. Please allow for extra travel time during the morning and evening commutes.
The National Weather Service has also issued a Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 8:00 PM Tuesday until midnight, and from 7:00 AM-Noon Wednesday for areas along the southern shores of Queens and Brooklyn, and areas near the coastline in Staten Island. During a Coastal Flood Advisory, minor flooding of the most vulnerable shore roads and/or properties is possible. Coastal residents should be alert for updates and take action to protect property.
A Code Blue Weather Emergency notice is issued when the weather drops to 32 degrees or below. No one seeking shelter in New York City will be denied. Anyone who sees a homeless individual or family out in the cold should call 311 immediately and an outreach team will be dispatched to assist them. Code Blue Weather Emergencies includes the following options for the homeless: