Update on Blizzard Warning

Jan 26, 2015

Dear Friend,

The National Weather Service has issued a citywide Blizzard Warning, which is in effect from today, Monday, Jan. 26, at 1 PM, until Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 12 AM. The Mayor has asked all New Yorkers to stay indoors during the storm. 

Governor Cuomo has indicated that there will be reductions in subway service beginning at 7 P.M.  tonight, and a decision will be made later today as to whether to shut the system down entirely.  Metro North and LIRR will shut down entirely at 11 P.M.  Bus service is likely to be limited by this evening.

Many federal offices have announced that they are closing early today and will be closed tomorrow, including Social Security, Taxpayer Advocate Service and US Citizenship and Immigration Service.

For issues such as unplowed streets, downed tree limbs, bus stops that need to be plowed, heat and hot water complaints, or unsafe conditions -- contact 311 (either by phone or onlineso the request can be directed to the appropriate city agency. 

The storm will affect many city services:

  • Garbage collection & recycling are cancelled Monday & Tuesday.
  • Alternate side parking is suspended on Monday and Tuesday. Parking meters will remain in effect.
  • NYC schools will be open on Monday, but field trips, after-school activities, PSAL, and evening adult education programs are cancelled.
  • School is cancelled on Tuesday.
  • Department of Parks and Recreation: Will be tracking limbs/trees down and, due to high wind gusts, advising the public to keep out of parks during the storm for their safety.
  • Please reserve 911 calls for actual emergencies (but don't hesitate to call them if you have one). For other questions on city services, please call 311.

New Yorkers are encouraged to sign up for Notify NYC, the City’s free emergency notification system. Through Notify NYC, New Yorkers can receive phone calls, text messages, and/or emails alerts about severe weather events and other emergencies. To sign up for Notify NYC, call 311, visit Enroll in Notify NYC, or follow @NotifyNYC on Twitter. For other city updates during and after the storm, including PlowNYC updates on snow vehicle tracking, visit the New York City severe weather site.