You are reading

De Blasio Announces More Cancellations as Snowstorm Slams City

Storm hits Long Island City (Photo: Michael Dorgan/Queens Post)

Feb. 1, 2021 By Allie Griffin

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced more cancellations Monday morning–as the city is expected to get slammed with at least 16 to 22 inches of snow.

School buildings will be closed Tuesday and vaccination appointments scheduled for tomorrow will be postponed, de Blasio said. Both were already shut down today.

Public school instruction will be fully remote until at least Wednesday.

In addition, alternate side parking rules will be suspended through Saturday, the mayor added.

The city is under a state of emergency order until 6 a.m. Tuesday and nonessential travel is restricted citywide due the blizzard conditions.

“Stay off the roads. Stay off the streets and sidewalks. Stay inside,” de Blasio said during a press briefing Monday. “If there’s any way you can avoid traveling, avoid traveling today.”

Above-ground subway service will also be suspended beginning at 2 p.m. today, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced at a separate new conference. Underground subway service will continue as well as buses–although some bus routes may be suspended in the next few hours.

Meanwhile, de Blasio said he hopes to see the streets cleared for outdoor dining at city restaurants tomorrow. Outdoor dining is suspended today for snow removal efforts.

The snow is expected to continue falling for most of the day. At times, the accumulation will be about two inches within an hour — making snow removal challenging.

“It’s a tough storm,” said City Sanitation Commissioner Edward Grayson. “We just need time to do our jobs.”

Grayson said Sanitation workers will be plowing over the same streets several times throughout the day. He reminded to New Yorkers to stay off the road.

email the author: news@queenspost.com
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Woman found dead with ‘visible signs of trauma’ inside her Little Neck home: NYPD

NYPD detectives are working to determine how a woman was killed inside a Little Neck home on Saturday morning.

Police from the 111th Precinct in Bayside responded to a 911 call of an unconscious woman inside a home on 58th Avenue near 251st Street, two blocks south of the Long Island Expressway, where they found a 44-year-old victim lying face down on the floor with visible signs of trauma to her back, police said. EMS responded to the location and pronounced the woman dead at the scene. She was later identified as Kate Tierney.

Motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run on Clearview Expressway in Bayside; White Plains driver busted in Fresh Meadows: NYPD

A Westchester motorist was arrested following a fatal hit-and-run that killed a motorcyclist on the Clearview Expressway in Bayside Saturday night.

Alex Cruz, 23, of Dekalb Avenue in White Plains, was taken into custody in Fresh Meadows less than two miles away from the crash scene that closed the southbound Clearview Expressway south of Northern Boulevard for hours.

Urgent manhunt underway for ‘animal’ who allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl in Flushing park on Thursday: NYPD

The NYPD announced a $10,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of a Hispanic man who allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl in a wooded area of Kissena Corridor Park on Thursday afternoon.

More than sixty investigators were at the crime scene late into the night. During a press briefing by NYPD brass on Friday, Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey said that the manhunt was expanded city-wide and that the department would spare no expense until the suspect was apprehended.