Weather Alert(1)!
"Special Statement" ...Major outbreak of cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall close to zero in and around New York City...and zero to 5 below across Long Island...interior northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 25 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 1127 am EST Thu Feb 11 2016 ...Major outbreak of cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall close to zero in and around New York City...and zero to 5 below across Long Island...interior northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 25 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. -- Thursday Feb.11 16,06:12 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Several Throgs Neck Bridge Lanes Closed This Weekend

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The fourth weekend of binder and asphalt overlay replacement work at the Throgs Neck Bridge will result in two lanes closed during overnight hours and ...

Queens, NY - August 21st, 2014 - The fourth weekend of binder and asphalt overlay replacement work at the Throgs Neck Bridge will result in two lanes closed during overnight hours and one lane closed this weekend Aug. 22-25. 
 
Motorists should expect delays and use the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge or Robert F. Kennedy Bridge as an alternate. 
 
One lane to Queens will remain closed from 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22 through 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25. During overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. two of the three Queens-bound lanes will be closed. 
 
A total of seven weekends of work, not to be done consecutively, are needed in order to replace 90,000-square-feet of binder and asphalt overlay. All work is heavily dependent on good weather. Once the work is finished there will be a smoother, more-even riding surface.
 
Motorists to sign up for MTA e-mail or text alerts at www.mta.info, download MTA Bridges and Tunnels free Drive Time app for smart phones and iPads, or check the MTA Service Status box for the most up-to-date traffic information at MTA crossings.

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