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"Winter Weather Advisory" ...Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 10 am Sunday to 7 am EST Monday... The National Weather Service in New York has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow and freezing rain...which is in effect from 10 am Sunday to 7 am EST Monday. * Locations...New York City...Long Island...northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley and Fairfield County. * Hazard types...snow...with freezing rain across New York City...Long Island...most of northeast New Jersey...and coastal portions of the lower Hudson Valley and Fairfield County. * Accumulations...snow accumulation of 2 to 6 inches...along with up to around a tenth of an inch of ice. * Visibilities...1/4 to 1/2 miles at times. * Timing...snow develops beginning late Sunday morning over western portions of the tri-state...then expands over the remainder of the advisory area Sunday afternoon. The snow will mix with or change to freezing rain across New York City...Long Island...most of northeast New Jersey...and coastal portions of the lower Hudson Valley and Fairfield County Sunday evening. The precipitation will taper off from west to east after midnight Sunday night. * Impacts...snow covered surfaces...coated with ice in areas...will make traveling difficult at times. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow...sleet...or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities...and use caution while driving. -- Saturday Feb.28 15,07:48 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on LIRR-MTA Labor Negotiations

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Governor Cuomo has released the following statement.

Albany, NY - July 9, 2014 - “I want to thank the New York State Congressional Delegation for making it abundantly clear today that Congress will not act to bring about a labor settlement at the Long Island Rail Road. The unions’ false belief that Congress would step in to mandate a settlement was a major impediment to any real progress. With this obstacle removed, it is now clear that the only path to resolution is at the bargaining table between the MTA and the unions, and they should proceed in good faith. The LIRR plays a unique role and is vital to Long Island’s economic and social activity. This dispute must be handled amicably. A strike is just not an option and would be a terrible failure by both the unions and the MTA. I would like to thank MTA Chairman and CEO Tom Prendergast and the New York State Congressional Delegation, especially Congress Members Charles Rangel, Peter King, Steve Israel, Carolyn Maloney, Tim Bishop, Grace Meng and Gregory Meeks for their help in clarifying this situation.”

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