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NYC is Under a “Snow Alert” Today, Starting at Noon

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NYC is Under a “Snow Alert” Today, Starting at Noon
Yesterday (January 28) morning, the city’s Department of Sanitation issued a snow alert for Monday afternoon as an arctic blast of winter weather makes its way to the five boroughs. Here’s everything you need to know.

A system of wintery weather is set to bring snow showers across the Tri-State area. Yesterday morning, January 28, the New York City’s Department of Sanitation issued a snow alert for Monday starting at noon. The alert that means city agencies are on standby to clear snow and ice from the roads today.  The alert goes into effect at 12 pm today, on January 29.

The snow alert allows the DSNY to prepare for a possible response by loading salt spreaders, attaching plows and preparing tire chains and notifying other city agencies, but it does not guarantee snow will fall.

DSNY is coordinating with the Office of Emergency Management and the Department of Transportation on snow clearing protocols and will continue to monitor forecasts and will provide updates as the snow event approaches.

Be careful on out there SecretNYCers!

Featured image source [Flickr | Anthony Quintano]