New York is preparing for significant snowfall, ferocious winds, and drenching rain, according to Gov. Hochul and MTA officials, as a winter storm started to hammer the state on Thursday.
The governor advised New Yorkers to exercise caution and avoid the roadways as the wintery mix was anticipated to linger through Saturday. She added that plows and other resources are available.
“We’ll be prepared for this. As we always are, New York is ready to. At a press conference held at the State Capitol, Hochul stated, “Bring it on, mother nature.
In particular, the North Country, Mohawk Valley, Capital Region, Mid-Hudson, and Central New York regions are predicted to receive well over a foot of snow.
The governor noted that the highest snowfall rates could reach 2 inches per hour on Thursday night and Friday.
One to two inches of rain are anticipated in New York City and along the coast, where temperatures should stay above freezing.
Although Hochul said snow was not expected in the city, destructive wind gusts may still be the main worry in the five boroughs.
“You have the susceptible scenario where power lines can come down when you have the wind event paired with this, whether it’s the rain downstate or the snow upstate,” the governor added.
The National Weather Service predicts that winds in the city might come just between 45 and 50 miles per hour on Friday.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said that empty tandem trucks and tractor-trailers would no longer be allowed to cross at ten o’clock at night. thru Thursday at 2:00 p.m. owing to anticipated wind gusts on Friday.
According to MTA Bridges and Tunnels president Daniel DeCrescenzo Jr., “Bridges and Tunnels is prepared for the high winds forecast to pass through the area today into tomorrow, which pose particular concern on bridges.
We will closely monitor wind speeds and conditions at our facilities and advise motorists to avoid unnecessary travel.”
According to officials, Metro-North trains, which pass through suburban regions susceptible to snow buildup, will operate on a regular weekday schedule. The subway system shouldn’t be affected.
Hochul frequently cited the significant winter storm that dumped more than 6 feet of snow in the Buffalo area last month as evidence of her team’s prowess in dealing with severe weather.
She remarked that I’m not unfamiliar with this because I’m from Buffalo. “Upstate, we aren’t unfamiliar with this.
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