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New York City Blizzard Warning Update: Northeast Braces for Dangerous Snow from Winter Storm Nemo

Weather.com Staff | TWC
Published: February 8, 2013

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Tow truck operator Shawn Juhre sets up road safety reflectors before towing a car out of a ditch during a winter snow storm in Buffalo, N.Y., Feb. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

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With Winter Storm Nemo bearing down on the Northeast, New York City is bracing for heavy snowfall and winds.  The area has been under a blizzard warning since Thursday afternoon, and accumulations of snow up to 15 inches are possible in the New York City-metro area. Wind gusts of up to 50 mph are expected.

While rain fell earlier in the day, the storm was expected to switch over to snow entirely during the afternoon with the heaviest snow and strong winds occurring Friday night.

The MTA has warned that service disruptions are possible on New York City Transit, and that “customers are advised to travel only if necessary.” Both the Metro North and LIRR, serving commuters north and east of the city, respectively, have plans for increased trains in the afternoon. New Jersey Transit was also ramping up early trains out of the city and suggested commuters to take advantage of them.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg urged commuters to leave the city early. “Our biggest concern is making sure people get home from their day and that they don’t abandon their cars in the middle of the road,” Bloomberg said Friday, according to the Wall Street Journal.

New York City public schools were open Friday, but after school activities were cancelled. 

Live Coverage of Winter Storm Nemo  
Local Coverage of winter Storm Nemo for New York City


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