Administration for Children's Services311Search all websites

January 3, 2018
From Deputy Commissioner Mitch Gipson
Division of Administration
-Upcoming Winter Storm-

New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM) today issued a hazardous travel advisory for tomorrow, Thursday, January 4, 2018.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for New York City in effect from late Wednesday through Thursday evening. Snow is forecast to begin around midnight Thursday, with the heaviest snow expected to fall during the morning commute. Snow is expected to end Thursday evening. A total of 3 to 6 inches of snow is forecast, with higher amounts possible points east of New York City.

High winds are also forecast Thursday, with 15 mph to 25 mph sustained, and gusts as high as 35 mph to 40 mph. Further, NYCEM advises that temperatures are forecast to be in the upper 20s Thursday, with wind chill values between 10 and 15 degrees. Temperatures Thursday night will be in the low teens, with wind chill values as low as minus 5 degrees.

Your safety is our top priority. For tips on staying safe in inclement weather, click here.

Tips for Staff

  • Unless you hear otherwise in an additional bulletin or your supervisor, offices will be open tomorrow.
  • When cold or inclement weather is in the forecast, MTA services are subject to change as conditions demand. Check the MTA website for up-to-date bus, subway and railroad information before departing to work.
  • Leave extra time for travel.
  • Be sure to check television and radio broadcasts for updated alerts or advisories pertaining to conditions on roads and highways.
  • Be sure designated staff have family and staff phone numbers and cell phone numbers at-hand for texts.
  • Check the NYC Severe Weather website for important messages about weather emergencies and services.
  • Any ACS-related updates related to the storm will be posted on the ACS website, social media, and through email and phone.

Winter Storm Preparation for Facilities and Providers:

  • Check and replenish supplies of foods and beverages for clients, as necessary.
  • Check and replenish supplies of rock salt to melt ice on walkways, as necessary.
  • Gather snow shovels and check functionality of snow removal equipment.
  • Check to see if your facility has sufficient heating fuel.
  • Check the ACS website for any facility status updates.