For Immediate Release
February 6, 2018 — The New York City Emergency Management Department today issued a travel advisory for Wednesday, February 7. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for New York City in effect from 6 a.m. through 3 p.m. Wednesday. A wintry mix of snow, sleet, and possible freezing rain are forecast. A brief period of snow is forecast to begin during the Wednesday morning commute. Snow then briefly transitions to a wintry mix of sleet and possible freezing rain, before changing over to rain by late morning. The rain is forecast to taper off late Wednesday evening. A total of an inch to two inches of snow is possible. Cold ground temperatures may result in icy roads, especially on untreated surfaces. A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet, or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties on Wednesday. New Yorkers should prepare for slippery roads and reduced visibility, and are asked to use caution when driving, walking, or biking.
"With icy and slippery roads expected tomorrow, give yourself some extra travel time and use caution while driving," said NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito.
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