The snow is still coming down out there. See below for updates on Winter Storm Toby.
Stay safe and enjoy a few photos of Brooklyn covered in snow as you hunker down.
Mayor de Blasio released an update on the nor’easter earlier today, as the Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for New York City through 6am, Thursday (March 22).
The latest National Weather Service forecast predicts Winter Storm Toby to drop 12 to 18 inches of snow. The fourth nor’easter this month also brings high winds and gusts up to 40 mph. The winds will continue into Thursday, subsiding early Friday morning.
The Mayor reminds New Yorkers to refrain from travel, saying, “As the storm intensifies, travel conditions will be tremendously difficult through the evening. We urge New Yorkers to stay off the roads – if you do not need to be out, do not go out. Let us give our Sanitation crews the opportunity to do their jobs effectively.”
The NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) has dispatched 693 salt spreaders across the city and has activated PlowNYC. DSNY has dispatched 1600 plows and more are available if necessary, the Mayor’s announcement adds.
Residents should expect delays in garbage and recycling collections on Wednesday, March 21.
Alternate Side Parking Regulations are suspended for Wednesday, March 21 and Thursday, March 22, to facilitate snow removal operations. Parking meter regulations remain in effect.
The MTA is still running, with delays on the A, C, E lines and service changes to the B, D, F, M, J, Z, N, Q, R, W lines. Go to mta.info for more.
We’re working hard to keep subway lines open. Right now, some express trains are running local, but we have no other interruptions to report. If that changes, we’ll share updates as soon as we can, here and on https://t.co/vhZQ2kZ2vb. pic.twitter.com/0BmSEnQze6
— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) March 21, 2018
Citi Bike service was suspended beginning at 1pm Wednesday afternoon.
All Brooklyn Public Library branches were closed on Wednesday.
While NYC schools were also closed on Wednesday (along with after-school programs, adult education, YABC programs, and PSAL activities), the NYC DOE is closely monitoring the weather forecast and will decide later today whether schools will open on Thursday, March 22. Check DOE’s Twitter and Facebook pages for updates.
Click here for more info on the storm and tips on how to prepare for a power outage.