Plow drivers had to cope with near white-out conditions. 56 plow operators are out on the roads and will be working 16-hour shifts until all of the secondary roads are cleared.
There was a State of Emergency in effect in Rockland County until 6 a.m. Tuesday.
But, now drivers are starting to see some blacktop, although conditions are very slick.
Drivers are also being warned to take it slow on the roads and treat every intersection like a four-way stop. Growing snow mounds are very difficult to see around.
Bobcats and snowblowers are working overtime on sidewalks and parking lots. Cleanup crews are out making sure businesses that stayed closed Monday can reopen, from New City to Nanuet and Spring Valley, officials are asking people to be patient and give them time.
In Westchester County, there were many stranded and disabled vehicles on the snow-covered roads.
A tractor-trailer jackknifed on the Saw Mill River Parkway.
There were a few power outages reported, but not as many as were feared with the storm's high winds.
Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency Monday morning for Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester counties, as well as New York City and Long Island.
I’m declaring a State of Emergency in NYC and 9 other counties throughout the Hudson Valley and Long Island.— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) February 1, 2021
New Yorkers should avoid all unnecessary travel. If you must travel do so with extreme caution and try to get to your destination BEFORE NOON.https://t.co/lRrCmJJ3mw
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