The National Weather Service lifted the blizzard warning in New York City Tuesday morning and said 5.5 inches fell overnight in Central Park– far from the two feet (24 inches) that was predicted for Storm Juno, the Daily News reports.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo lifted the roadway travel prohibition by 7:30am, in New York City, Nassau County and in several upstate counties. Roadways have also been reopened in New Jersey.
The city’s subways reopened at 9:00am. By noon, the system will be running on a Sunday schedule, which is about 60 percent of weekday service.
When asked during a telephone interview on CNN on Tuesday whether the precautions were overkill, Gov. Andrew Cuomo responded, “Better safe than sorry.”
“The last thing I want to do is close roads,” he said. “We’ve been in situations before where we’ve lost lives. This is nothing to trifle with.”