A major blizzard hit New York City and the surrounding areas on Sunday, and is expected to dump almost two feet of snow, snarling roads and cancelling hundreds of flights to LaGuardia, Newark and JFK Airports.
Mayor Bloomberg held a press conference Sunday afternoon updating New Yorkers on the city’s plan of action for the blizzard and advising them to stay off the roads.
“If you have to go out today, please leave the cars at home,” Bloomberg appealed, “take mass transit and be careful.”
Bloomberg said it might be advisable to wait a few extra hours before venturing out on the roads.
“I know it’s inconvenient, sometimes it can be expensive. But nothing is worth losing your life over this.”
The mayor outlined that the Department of Sanitation had 365 salt spreaders, 1,700 snow plows and over 180,000 tons of salt at their disposal in their battle against the winter mess.
A blizzard warning remains in effect until 6:00 pm Monday.
Crown Heights School Closure Info:
Lubavitcher Yeshiva Crown St.:
Preschool, Pre 1A, Grade 1: Closed
Grades 2 – 8 regular Yeshiva (no bus service)
7th & 8th Grades: regular Minyan in the morning.
There will be early dismissal, to find out at what time dismissal is please call Yeshiva (718-774-4131) after 12 noon
Preschool, Pre 1a, Grade 1: Closed
All other grades: Open, begin usual time except
Grade 5: Begins 9:00 am
Grades 6, 7, 8: Shachris – 7:00 am
Mesivta, Zal: Older talmidim are encouraged to attend school.
There will likely be early dismissal, Call at noon tomorrow for info.
Bais Rivkah, all grades
Bais Chaya Mushka, all grades