The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) has issued a snow alert for this morning, (January 16, 2018, at 8 am) with wintry weather moving in across the Tri-State area. Here is everything you need to know.
A system of wintery weather known as a “clipper system” is set to bring snow showers across the Tri-State area today (January 16, at 8 am) into Wednesday morning. The city can expect between 1-4 inches of snow, leading the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) to issue the following snow alert.
The New York City Department of Sanitation has issued a Snow Alert for Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 8 a.m. Our snow fighting equipment will be ready for the winter weather. pic.twitter.com/qDyU5sBvZ5
— NYC Sanitation (@NYCSanitation) January 15, 2018
The snow alert, which begins 8 am, will allow the DSNY to coordinate with the Office of Emergency Management and the Department of Transportation to have the city’s snow fighting equipment ready.
The Bronx will likely see the worst of the snow, somewhere in the range of 2-4 inches. Manhattan and Staten Island will also see between 2-4 inches of snow, while Brooklyn and Queens can expect 1-3 inches.
If you’re looking out the window thinking “…where is this snow?” It is expected to rain before transitioning to snowfall leading to slippery surfaces if not treated by the city.
Be careful on your commute, and walking around the city, secretNYCers!
Featured image source [Flickr | Dan Nguyen]