The Department of Sanitation has issued a Snow Alert for tonight, beginning at 10:00pm, and The New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has issued a Hazardous Travel Advisory for Wednesday, February 5.
Snow is expected to begin late tonight, continuing into Wednesday morning, before changing to a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain during the day on Wednesday. Temperatures will be in the 30s.
“Be ready for a difficult morning commute,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “If you do not need to use your car, don’t use your car. If you can use mass transit, please use mass transit.”
PlowNYC will be activated at 8:00pm so that New Yorkers can track the progress of salt spreaders in their neighborhood.
Expected Snow and Ice Accumulation:
Manhattan and Bronx:
- Snow accumulation of 3-6 inches
- 1/4 to 1/2 inch of ice
Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island:
- Snow accumulation of 2-4 inches
- 1/3 inch of ice