Mayor Bill de Blasio Issues Travel Ban

January 23, 2016

City restricts all non-emergency travel after 2:30 PM Saturday

NEW YORK—Mayor de Blasio today issued a travel ban for New York City. The Mayor restricted travel in all cases except emergencies beginning at 2:30 PM today. The latest forecasts anticipate approximately 20 to 25 inches across New York City. The Mayor also urged Broadway theaters and restaurants to close for the day.

"New Yorkers should head home now. We need cars off the road so that our equipment can do its work and keep streets passable for emergency vehicles. Travel conditions are dangerous, and we want to keep all New Yorkers safe until this storm passes. This travel ban is mandatory as of 2:30 PM today," said Mayor de Blasio.

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