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NYC Severe Weather

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Travel Advisory in Effect for Tuesday, January 26

The New York City Emergency Management Department has issued a travel advisory for Tuesday, January 26. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for New York City in effect from 7 a.m. Tuesday through midnight. A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain may cause travel difficulties during Tuesday’s morning and evening commutes.

According to the National Weather Service, a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for New York City from 7 a.m., Tuesday, January 26 through midnight. Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute. Slow down and use caution while traveling.

Safety Tips

  • Allow for extra travel time. New Yorkers are urged to use public transportation.
  • If you must drive, use extra caution.
  • Vehicles take longer to stop on snow and ice than on dry pavement.
  • Four-wheel drive vehicles may make it easier to drive on snow-covered roads, but they stop less quickly than other vehicles.
  • Pedestrians should exercise caution and avoid slippery surfaces. Wear sturdy boots that provide traction to reduce slipping. Use handrails when using stairs.
  • Seniors should take extra care outdoors to avoid slips and falls.
  • Have heightened awareness of cars, particularly when approaching or crossing intersections.

As always, be sure that you are prepared. Make an emergency plan with members of your household so you know what to do, how to find each other, and how to communicate in an emergency.

For real-time weather updates, visit the National Weather Service.


Use the PlowNYC snow vehicle tracker to track the progress of City spreader/plow vehicles, and to find your roadway's snow removal category.

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