State of emergency in effect for NY

  • State of emergency in effect for NY

State of emergency in effect for NY

Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a travel ban for tractor-trailers and tandem trailers at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The Cuomo plan "rectifies in a fair and equitable fashion the disadvantage NY businesses now confront", the council added.

But not in northern NY.

Manhattan is expected to get more than a foot of snow, which would be the biggest March storm in the city since 1888. He says there are now no plans to cut underground Metropolitan Transportation Authority service, though he added "given the severity of the storm, anything can happen". The storm was expected to dump 1 to 2 feet of snow on the New York City metro area with wind gusts of up to 55 miles per hour.

Between a 12 inches and 18 inches is expected to cover Gotham, north and central New Jersey, Westchester County and Long Island, according to AccuWeather.

Because of the storm, most state employees have the day off.

Cuomo held a news conference after issuing a State of Emergency for all of NY.

A "state of emergency" can be declared by a state or local municpality to help the area respond to hazardous weather conditions as quickly as possible to prevent or alleviate damage, loss, hardship or suffering.

Western New York, including Niagara, Orleans, Erie, Wyoming, Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties, are now part of a winter storm warning.

Another round of snow is forecast for about 5 a.m. on Wednesday before flurries subside at the end of rush hour. The heaviest snow accumulations are expected in the south and east of the Capital Region, the Mohawk Valley, and the Mid-Hudson Valley region.