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"High Wind Warning" ...High Wind Warning in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... ...Dense fog advisory is cancelled... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a High Wind Warning...which is in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday. The dense fog advisory has been cancelled. The high wind watch is no longer in effect. * Winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts 60 to 70 mph. The strongest winds are expected across Long Island...and especially in areas with eastern exposure. * Timing...winds could begin gusting as high as 45 mph just before daybreak Monday. The strongest winds are expected Monday afternoon and evening. * High wind impacts...damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Numerous power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult...especially for high profile vehicles and on elevated roadway and bridges. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. , "Marine Fog Advisory, Storm Warning" ...Dense fog advisory remains in effect until 10 am EST this morning... ...Storm Warning remains in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds and seas...northeast winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 55 kt. Seas 6 to 11 feet. * Visibility...1 nm or less through early this morning. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Storm Warning means sustained winds or frequent gusts of 48 to 63 kt are expected or occurring. Recreational boaters should remain in port...or take shelter until winds and waves subside. Commercial vessels should prepare for very strong winds and dangerous sea conditions...and consider remaining in port or taking shelter in port until winds and waves subside. A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one mile. Inexperienced mariners... especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions. -- Sunday Jan.22 17,05:12 AM

Governor Cuomo Directs State Agencies to Suspend Any Road Construction Work That Would Cause Traffic Delays Over Holiday Weekend

As part of “Drivers First” initiative put in place by the Governor, the MTA, State DOT, Thruway Authority, and Bridge Authority will Suspend Lane-Closing and other non-emergency construction work Friday-Tuesday

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Albany, NY - August 29, 2014 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has directed state agencies, including the Department of Transportation, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Thruway and Bridge authorities, to suspend all non-emergency construction that would result in lane closures or traffic delays over the Labor Day holiday weekend. The Governor also directed the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to review its construction schedule to ensure ongoing projects have a minimal impact on traffic over the holiday weekend.
 
“An effective state government adjusts to the needs of the people and takes action to prioritize the convenience of New Yorkers, and that is why I have directed State agencies to suspend any construction work that may cause traffic disruptions this holiday weekend,” Governor Cuomo said. “The Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest times for travel, and as New Yorkers hit the road to visit family, friends or experience one of the countless outdoor attractions here in the Empire State, our highways must be as free from delays and other traffic impediments as possible.”
 
The Governor’s actions are part of the State’s ‘Drivers First’ initiative, launched in 2012, which prioritizes the convenience of motorists to ensure that traffic disruptions are as minimal as possible to drivers at highway and bridge projects across the state.
 
The Governor’s directive is in effect until Tuesday, September 2 at 6:00am. Motorists can call 511 or check 511ny.org for the latest information on traffic conditions.
 
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