A winter storm warning means there is potential for significant snow (6″ to 12″) that may impact travel. New Yorkers should prepare for dangerous road conditions—especially during Wednesday’s evening commute, reduced visibility, and strong winds that may cause power outages.
Commuters are advised to travel via mass transit when possible and to use caution when walking, bicycling, or driving. If you must drive, the National Weather Service suggests keeping an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency and checking NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) information services for the latest road conditions.
— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) March 6, 2018
To prepare for a power outage, NYC Emergency Management advises New Yorkers to:
- Charge cell phones
- Gather supplies
- Turn refrigerator/freezers to a colder setting
During an outage:
- Stay clear of downed power lines
- Turn off all appliances
- Keep refrigerator/freezer doors closed to prevent food spoilage
- Do not use generators indoors
- If you have a disability/access needs, or use Life Sustaining Equipment (LSE) and need immediate assistance, dial 911