Hazardous Travel Advisory For Wednesday, February 5

February 4, 2014

CONTACT: pressoffice@cityhall.nyc.gov, (212) 788-2958

NEW YORK—The New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) today issued a Hazardous Travel Advisory for Wednesday, February 5. Snow is expected late Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning, before changing to a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain during the day on Wednesday. Temperatures will be in the 30s. The Department of Sanitation has issued a Snow Alert for tonight, beginning at 10 p.m.

“Be ready for a difficult morning commute,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “If you do not need to use your car, don’t use your car. If you can use mass transit, please use mass transit.”

PlowNYC will be activated at 8 p.m. so that New Yorkers can track the progress of salt spreaders in their neighborhood. PlowNYC will be available at www.nyc.gov/severeweather.

Expected Snow and Ice Accumulation:

Manhattan and Bronx:

  • Snow accumulation of 3-6 inches 
  • 1/4 to 1/2 inch of ice

Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island:

  • Snow accumulation of 2-4 inches
  • 1/3 inch of ice

Video from Mayor de Blasio’s press conference this morning is available for use in broadcasts and other media platforms at: http://youtu.be/UpJm6jxoV4Y