NEW YORK (WABC) -- While it's far from a blockbuster storm by regional standards, snow shovels and sleds finally got some use this winter.
Plowable snow fell across parts of New Jersey and across the northern suburbs of New York City. Central Park recorded it's highest snowfall total of the season at 1.8 inches, although it was mostly a slushy mess on city streets and sidewalks.
The Bronx picked up more than 5 inches of snow, the highest in the five boroughs, while Port Jervis in Orange County reported the highest overall total at 8.5 inches.
While roads were slippery and some accidents were reported, travel conditions were okay.
For the most part, residents across the Tri-State just seemed happy to have some snow. And for kids (and some adults) that meant a snow day, and a chance to go sledding!
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HEAVIEST SNOW FALLS NORTH AND WEST OF THE CITY
Roads were snow-covered but plowed in Nanuet, Rockland County where several inches of snow fell overnight. Eyewitness News reporter Marcus Solis said the roads were slick but passable.
ROADS MIXED BAG IN NEW JERSEY
Eyewitness News reporter Janice Yu found a mixed bag in New Jersey. Streets were mostly passable but became more slick and snow-covered further to the north.
ORANGE, ROCKLAND COUNTIES MOBILIZES EMERGENCY RESPONSE WORKFORCE
Orange and Rockland counties have mobilized their emergency response workforce to repair potential damage and restore possible power outages that could result from Monday's winter snowstorm that is predicted to blanket the region with 5 to 8 inches of heavy, wet snow with winds gusting to 30 mph.
Eyewitness News Reporter Michelle Charlesworth caught up with some kids enjoying their snow day in Rockland County.
CT STATE OFFICES TO BE CLOSED TUESDAY DUE TO STORM
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced Monday that he is ordering all executive branch state office buildings be closed to the public on Tuesday, due to the winter storm that is anticipated to impact Connecticut.
The governor is directing that:
- All level 2 state employees who are able to telework shall telework for the duration of the storm-related closures
- All level 2 state employees whose job duties cannot be performed via telework should not report to work in-person.
"We've lucked out so far this winter season with very little snow up until now, however, that is looking like it will change Monday night as a significant snowstorm will come through Connecticut," Governor Lamont said.
ROCKLAND COUNTY PREPARING FOR HEAVY SNOW
Eyewitness News reporter Joe Torres says the hard-working crew at the Clarkstown Highway Department will finally make use of a mountain of salt.
The trucks are lined-up and fully loaded.
A number of veteran highway workers recently retired. Department supervisors will keep a close eye on the new hires now working their very first snowstorm.
"The concern is they don't know the plow route so they have to learn their plow route. But we had a few salt jobs early in the season that they were able to salt the route and not worry about clearing the road," Bob Milone, Clarkstown Superintendent of Highways, said.
Many of the roads in town already have a coat of brine. The prep work ahead of the first significant snow storm of the year actually started days ago.
MTA PREPARES FOR SNOWY COMMUTES
MTA says employees will be deployed throughout the operating region spreading salt and clearing surfaces of snow, keeping signals, switches, and third rails operating, and attending to any weather-related challenges.
New York City articulated buses will be fitted with chains for Tuesday morning rush hour. Bus service will be adjusted based on road conditions around the city, and service curtailments on a route-by-route basis are possible.
Check the MTA website for updates.
NEW YORK CITY PREPS
Alternate Side Parking regulations will be suspended on Tuesday, February 28. Parking meters will remain in effect.
Open Restaurants roadway dining may operate as normal during this snow event if the business owner deems it is safe to do so.
The New York City Department of Sanitation says the full fleet of over 700 salt spreaders will be positioned and ready to operate starting Monday afternoon. Crews have been placing pretreatment on roadways. Additionally, the Department's collection trucks will be turned into snow plows, ready to plow once two inches of snow has fallen. The Department has more than 2,000 plowable vehicles. The Department is fully stocked with over 700 million pounds of salt.
BRIDGEPORT, CT DECLARES SNOW EMERGENCY
Bridgeport, which is expecting up to a half-foot of snow, declared a snow emergency during the storm, which means residents must move their cars off posted snow emergency streets and heed alternate side of street parking on all other streets. Snow emergency streets are marked with white signs with red lettering. A list of snow streets can be found on the City's website by clicking here or the full link: http://www.bridgeportct.gov/content/341307/341423/342861/342870.aspx.
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