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"Blizzard Warning" ...Blizzard Warning in effect from 1 PM Monday to midnight EST Tuesday night... The National Weather Service in New York has issued a Blizzard Warning...which is in effect from 1 PM Monday to midnight EST Tuesday night. The blizzard watch is no longer in effect. * Locations...New York City and surrounding immediate suburbs...Long Island...and most of southern Connecticut. * Hazard types...heavy snow and blowing snow...with blizzard conditions. * Accumulations...snow accumulation of 20 to 30 inches...with locally higher amounts possible. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour expected late Monday night into Tuesday morning. * Winds...north 30 to 40 mph with gusts 55 to 65 mph...strongest across eastern Long Island. * Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times. * Temperatures...in the lower 20s. * Timing...light snow will begin Monday morning...with accumulations of 1 to 3 inches possible by the evening rush. Snow will pick up in intensity Monday evening...with the heaviest snow and strongest winds from about midnight Monday night into Tuesday afternoon. * Impacts...life-threatening conditions and extremely dangerous travel due to heavy snowfall and strong winds...with whiteout conditions. Secondary and tertiary roads may become impassable. Strong winds may down power lines and tree limbs. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities will lead to whiteout conditions...making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel...have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded...stay with your vehicle. All unnecessary travel is discouraged beginning Monday afternoon...to allow people already on the Road to safely reach their destinations before the heavy snow begins...and to allow snow removal equipment to begin to clear roads. , "Coastal Flood Watch" ...Coastal Flood Watch in effect from late Monday night through Tuesday morning... The National Weather Service in New York has issued a coastal Flood Watch...which is in effect from late Monday night through Tuesday morning. * Locations...low lying coastal areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...most likely 3 to 4 ft of surge above astronomical tide. A low probability of 4 to 4 1/2 ft surge above astronomical tide. * Timing...during the times of high tide between 3 am and 6 am late Monday night into early Tuesday morning. * Beach erosion impacts...2 to 4 waves and high storm tide will cause beach erosion along north facing shorelines open to Long Island Sound. A few exposed water front structures may be damaged. * Coastal flooding impacts...potential for flooding of vulnerable shore roads and/or basements due to height of storm tide and/or wave action. Several shore Road closures may be needed. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Watch means that conditions favorable for flooding are expected to develop. Coastal residents should be alert for later statements or warnings...and take action to protect property. ...Most likely western l.I. Sound water levels for Monday night/early Tuesday morning high tide... Coastal............time of......forecast total.....Flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level.......category.. ....................................(mllw)................... Kings Point NY......455 am........11.1-11.7.......moderate... Glen Cove NY........445 am........11.5-12.1.......moderate... Stamford CT.........436 am........11.1-11.7.......moderate... Bridgeport CT.......433 am........10.6-11.0.......moderate... New Haven CT........432 am.........9.5-10.1.......moderate... -- Sunday Jan.25 15,07:36 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

MTA Announces Storm-Related Service Changes

Press Releases

New York City Subway’s N Line Temporarily Suspended in Brooklyn; Metro-North Will Provide Hourly Service Beginning at 4 p.m.; LIRR Is Adding Four Extra Afternoon ...

New York, NY - February 13th, 2014 - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is announcing service changes related to the winter storm that is causing snow accumulations and high winds throughout the region. Details of each change are listed below. Schedule details will be posted on the mta.info website later this afternoon.
 
New York City Subway N  Line Temporarily Suspended.
  • MTA New York City Transit has temporarily suspended service on the N Sea Beach Line in Brooklyn south of 36 St. Southbound (Coney Island-bound) N  trains will run via the D Line south of 36 St.
  • Service is suspended in order to dispatch snowblowers to remove accumulated snow and ice from the tracks and third rail. Once the snow is cleared from the southbound track, normal southbound service will resume and the snowblowers will head north to clear snow from the northbound track.  Northbound (Manhattan-bound) N trains will then run on the D Line from Coney Island-Stillwell Av to 36 St.  NYCT hopes to resume normal service in time for the p.m. peak.
  • The N Sea Beach Line, along with other “open cut” outdoor lines, is more vulnerable to accumulating snow and ice.  We are also closely monitoring conditions on the A, S Rockaway, 7 Flushing, B, Q Brighton, and 5  Dyre Av lines for potential suspensions for snow removal. 
  • In addition, Bronx 6  Express subway service and Queens 7  Express subway service is suspended.  All service on those lines will be local until further notice.
After tonight’s p.m. peak, subway trains will be moved and stored underground on express tracks and express service will be impacted on portions of certain lines into Friday. De-icers – retired subway cars modified with tanks and other specialized equipment to spray de-icing fluid on the third rail – are already in operation. Additionally, subway trains will be equipped with scraper shoes during overnight hours to keep ice off the third rail.
 
Metro-North Will Provide Hourly Service Beginning at 4 p.m.
  • MTA Metro-North Railroad will begin hourly service at 4 p.m. today due to higher-than-predicted snow accumulations of up to 18 inches in its service territory. Metro-North may need to further reduce or suspend service on some portions of its territory if conditions warrant. 
  • Just a third of Metro-North Railroad customers took trains to New York this morning. The railroad’s service plan provides sufficient capacity to get everyone home. The current 75% reduced schedule remains in effect until 4 p.m. Changing weather conditions may lead to additional trains being combined.
  • Metro-North will rely heavily on its diesel fleet. Snow blowers and patrol trains are operating to clear the tracks, but higher-than-predicted rates of snowfall have the potential to affect service.
Long Island Rail Road Restoring Service Between Hicksville and Huntington and Adding Four Extra Trains
MTA Long Island Rail Road is restoring hourly service between Hicksville & Huntington and plans to run on two hour intervals between Huntington and Port Jeff. We continue to see higher accumulations on Huntington branch and may be cancelling Westbound service on Port Jeff branch for the PM to give us more flexibility for the Eastbound PM service on that branch.
 
The LIRR is adding four extra early-afternoon eastbound trains today starting with the 2:08 p.m. train from Penn Station to Huntington. The four extra trains include three on the Babylon Branch, and one on the Port Washington Branch.
 
The LIRR provided a regular AM Peak schedule of trains this morning and plans to provide the regular complement of trains for the PM Peak as well, though customers should expect weather related delays and allow extra travel time. Here is the lineup of extra, early afternoon eastbound trains from Penn Station.
 
Babylon Branch – Three Trains
  • 2:33 p.m. will run express to Lynbrook then local to Babylon
  • 3:01 p.m. will stop at Jamaica, Rockville Centre and then run local to Babylon
  • 3:32 p.m. will run express to Rockville Centre then local to Babylon 
Port Washington Branch – One Train
  • 3:41 p.m. will stop at Woodside, Flushing-Main Street, then all stops to Great Neck.
The most up-to-date information on MTA service status is always available at www.mta.info. For immediate notice of service changes, sign up for email or text alerts at www.mymtaalerts.com. For weekend subway service changes, visit www.mta.info/weekender.
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