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."