Snow forecast for Sunday in New York

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The New York City Emergency Management Department issued a travel advisory for Sunday, with a total of 2 inches to 3 inches of snow expected. Full story

The New York City Emergency Management Department today issued a travel advisory for Sunday, February 13.

The latest forecast calls for light snow to form early Sunday morning around 4 a.m. and continue through the afternoon.

A total of 2 inches to 3 inches of snow is expected with locally higher amounts possible.

“Although we have experienced unusually warm temperatures over the past few days, wintry weather will return on Sunday,” said New York City Acting Emergency Management Commissioner Christina Farrell. “We urge New Yorkers to exercise caution. If you must travel, we encourage the use of public transport and please allow extra travel time.

“This Sunday, many New Yorkers will gather to watch the big game – if you plan to travel, be aware that weather conditions can change quickly. Take public transportation and allow yourself extra time. The most important thing is that you get home safe and give our salt spreaders the space they need to do their job,” said New York City Department of Sanitation Commissioner Edward Grayson.

The city’s sanitation department is pre-deploying more than 700 salt spreaders to pretreat the roads before the first snowflake and is ready to send snow plows to each area if more than 2 inches of snow accumulates.

Safety tips

Allow extra travel time. New Yorkers are encouraged to use public transportation.
If you must drive, drive slowly. Use main streets or highways to get around whenever possible.
Vehicles take longer to stop on snow and ice than on dry pavement.
Pedestrians should exercise caution and avoid slippery surfaces; some windows may not be visible. Wear sturdy boots that provide traction to reduce slipping. Use handrails when using stairs.
Take care when walking on snow and ice, especially if you are an elderly person. Elderly people should be very careful outside to avoid slips and falls.
Have an increased awareness of cars, especially when approaching or crossing intersections.

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