All Of The NYC Travel Restrictions In Place Right Now Due To Giant Nor’Easter Snowstorm

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All Of The NYC Travel Restrictions In Place Right Now Due To Giant Nor’Easter Snowstorm

If you’re planning on leaving the house, make sure to keep checking the newest travel restrictions for today and tomorrow!

With the Nor’Easter in full swing, travel restrictions have been put in place to keep New Yorkers safe. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Cuomo both issued a State of Emergency due to severe weather conditions for New York City limiting the travel of New Yorkers. All vehicles (not including essential workers) are restricted on NYC roads until February 2nd at 6 a.m.

Here are all of the other suspensions/closures you should know about:


Aboveground subway service will be suspended starting at 2 p.m. today. Underground service and bus service is currently still running, but that could change as the conditions worsen. Stay up to date on @NYCTSubway or New.mta.info.


“New Yorkers should stay home, keep the roads clear for emergency vehicles, and let our plows work to keep us all safe,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio in a statement from last night. In addition, alternate side parking is suspended for snow operations through Saturday.

Waste collection will be ceased until plowing and snow operations clear more pathways. However, trash and recycling can still be placed on the curb for pick up once operations resume.

The City Bike system closed this morning at 7 a.m., restricting any more bikes to be taken out of their docks.


Buses will remain on their usual route as long as roads stay visible, however, suspensions may arise depending on the storm’s progression.


Furthermore, the Staten Island Ferry is running on an alternate hourly schedule until further notice.

And the regular NYC Ferries are fully suspended.

LIRR/NJ Transit/MetroNorth

There is a temporary suspension on all LIRR trains after 2:30 p.m. today. The last trains to depart will leave between 2:30-3:30p.m.

All NJ Transit rail service is suspended for the day besides the Atlantic City Rail Line and the MetroNorth has stopped all service inbound after 2p.m. and all service outbound after 3p.m. today.


As for air travel outside of the city, all LGA flights have been suspended due to inclement weather. Delays and updates can be viewed through carriers. According to the Kennedy Airport, around 83% of flights have been cancelled today out of JFK with additional cancellations expected to come. The airport is encouraging travelers to check with their airlines on their flight status.

Code Blue

A #CodeBlue is also in effect, offering warm shelter to anyone in need. The city encourages calling 311 if New Yorkers see anyone at risk of staying out all night in the predicted dangerous and freezing temperatures.


As for New York schools, in-person learning will be restricted through today and tomorrow.

Of course, all restrictions are subject to change as the storm continues.

featured image source: IG/@amorloveamourtravel

In other news: NYC Outdoor Subway Service Will Be Suspended Starting At 2 p.m. Today

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