FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Black Ice May Create Travel Hazards Saturday Evening Into Sunday
January 24, 2015 — As temperatures drop below freezing this evening, areas of black ice are possible through Sunday morning on walk ways and untreated surfaces. Breezy conditions are expected tonight with no additional precipitation, and Sunday will remain dry and seasonably cold. Due to the risk of black ice, motorists are advised to use caution when traveling tonight.
Treating Icy Roadways
The Department of Sanitation has deployed more than 400 salt spreaders across the city this evening through Sunday morning. Department of Transportation crews continue to pretreat overpasses across the city. The Departments of Transportation and Sanitation have hired additional day laborers for manual shoveling tomorrow. Additionally, Department of Transportation (DOT) crews will perform roving pothole repairs on all arterial highways on Sunday from 7AM to 3PM. Call 311 or visit NYC.gov to report potholes.
The Staten Island Ferry is expected to operate on a regular Sunday schedule.
New Yorkers are encouraged to take the following precautions:
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