Skip to comments.Gov. Cuomo issues travel ban as killer blizzard wallops New York; storm could be one of five worst
Posted on 01/23/2016 9:50:35 AM PST by Libloather
Gov. Cuomo issued a travel ban Saturday, shutting down roads and some train service as a killer blizzard bears down on New York City.
New York City and state roads will close to all traffic except emergency responders at 2:30 p.m. Metro-North and Long Island Railroad service will stop at 4:00 p.m., the governor said.
MTA will also shutter service for exterior subway routes at 4 p.m., Cuomo said.
The massive blizzard will go down as one of the five worst in city history, Mayor de Blasio said Saturday. The storm - which killed at least nine people as it traveled up the East Coast Friday - will likely dump between 20 and 25 inches of snow on the city Saturday, the mayor said.
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I think its amusing how the national media has been talking so much about this storm.
Yes its a huge storm. But I’ve been in equally bad storms in other parts of the country, which do not attract any attention from the national media.
Just saying, something which happens on the New York/Washington media axis, is magnified in news reports because of it happening where the media are headquartered.
The sky in Manhattan looks dark grey from newscast
I have been in early season Colorado snowfalls that make this look like flurries.
Most winter storms get hyped up for no good reason but this is the real deal. I'm getting the fire going in my fireplace and my generator is ready to go. I'm expecting to lose power later today or tonight.
I'm in upstate on Lake Ontario....and we got zip.
It’ll be all gone in 2 days.
I know in just the last 10 years there have been East Coast snow storms of equal intensity, and no one went nuts.
This can only be a reflection of the political elites sucking as much juice from the "climate change" meme that they can. Without liberal/progressive attention, we are all doomed.
“Just saying, something which happens on the New York/Washington media axis, is magnified in news reports because of it happening where the media are headquartered.”
You are right-——and it’s insane.
I’m in MA and just laugh at the over-the-top news coverage.
A warning is nice,sure,so people can be prepared but this could be taken care of in regular,scheduled newscasts.
It’s like a comedy show IMHO-——shots of supermarket shelves,traffic jams.and idiots standing outside with a microphone in their hands.
Don’t you know that any storm that hits New York City and or Washington D C is always the “storm of the century”. Anything anywhere else is just a pittance.
Remember SUPER STORM SANDY? This will be remembered as SUPER BLIZZARD of 2016.
1975 — An Ice Age is coming!! We will all freeze to death! — We must give government total control of our economy!
2005 — Global Warming is coming!! We will all burn to death! — We must give government total control of our economy!
2015 — Climate Changer is coming!! Our weather is different every day! — We must give government total control of our economy!
OH NOES! NEW YORK CLOSES AT 230!
WHAT TIME DOES THE EVACUATION OF THE WHITE HOUSE START?
Lib gov’ner doesn’t think that people have common sense until he pontificates for them not to travel. Well gosh, if he didn’t say it imagine how many people would be out there driving.
Hi near 60 today in Denver area. I truly do enjoy BIG snows, but happy for our nice weather here today.
Same here in Massachusetts. It has not started snowing here yet, and the weather site says we might get an inch or two. I have the shovels and snowblower at the ready, and it looks like I’ll only need the broom.
This is a rarity for us to see article after article about “east coast snow storm” and not be in the middle of it!
Good luck !
Best snow storm safety a family can have against the extreme cold is a plain old wood stove or even a fireplace as in your case. Second best safety is using your kitchen stove if gas and simple old style gas wall heaters..... if so always have 2 or more smoke and carbon monoxide detectors with new batteries before the storm.
We keep 90 days of canned goods, stews, soups and chili on the shelf and a dozen 6 gallon jerry jugs of potable water for general use as well as 12 cases of bottled water.
Bed tanks on the trucks are full and provide extra weight and we put tire chains on at least two of our 4x4’s if we MUST travel in the deep snow.
Whole house generator we have is plumbed to the natural gas line and powers entire home with no problem, power surges or not. A couple of honda commercial grade portable generators back the fixed unit up. As well each of our vehicles have power inverters installed if we really get in a fix.
10 face cords of hickory secured and dry around the property will get us thru the power outage, ice, snow or extreme cold weather we get here in the panhandle of texas each winter.
Again wish ya well.......stay safe !
A month ago the media was all agog with the "freak heat wave" and that NY'ers were wearing shorts and sandals just days before Christmas. I live in central NY State, and we've had our share of snow storms here. We're in the foothills of the Adirondacks. Whether it's a freak heat wave, or a frigid day, I've seen people wearing pedal pushers and going sockless during the winter. It isn't all that rare anymore.
They don’t call themselves ‘The Center of the Universe’ for nuttin....
You’ve described exactly my wishes for every first Tuesday in November...
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