Above-Ground Subway Service Resumes As Blizzard Concludes


The MTA resumed above-ground subway service this morning after crews labored by the evening clearing snow from subway tracks. (A water main break close to West 96th Avenue in Manhattan has caused delays on the 1 and a couple of traces, with the three prepare service at present suspended.) Above-ground service had been suspended on Monday afternoon because the blizzard dumped snow on the tracks quicker than staff may clear it.

The Lengthy Island Rail Street and Metro-North additionally resumed service as of 4 a.m., with the LIRR working on a weekend schedule at the moment because the area continues to dig out from the blizzard.

Metropolis buses proceed to function on a decreased schedule — 75% of standard weekday service. The Staten Island railway is operating at the moment.

The Nationwide Climate Service has not but up to date its accumulation totals this morning, however as of 10 p.m. final evening over 16 inches of snow had been recorded in Central Park.

It’s at present 30 levels in Central Park, with an occasional gentle snow flurries doable all through the day and night.

The NYC state of emergency and ban on non-essential journey expired at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, however all public colleges stay closed for in-person instruction at the moment — all lessons will proceed remotely.

Staff at LaGuardia and JFK airports are at present clearing the runways and anticipate flights to renew at the moment, with residual delays and cancellations.

Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced that state-run COVID-19 vaccination websites at SUNY Stony Brook, Jones Seaside, Aqueduct Racetrack, the Javits Heart and the Westchester County Heart will likely be closed on Tuesday, with vaccine appointments to be rescheduled. These with vaccinations scheduled for yesterday or at the moment will likely be contacted to arrange a brand new appointment.

“To be clear – nobody is dropping an appointment — they’ll all be rescheduled when circumstances are safer,” Cuomo stated.

Metropolis-run vaccination websites may also be closed once more at the moment with appointments to be rescheduled.

In the meantime, on the Staten Island Zoo, the woodchuck known as “Staten Island Chuck” reportedly didn’t see his shadow, predicting an early spring. Nonetheless, a extra well-known groundhog in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania got here to the alternative conclusion, throwing our complete marmot-based meteorological forecasting system into doubt.

We’ll replace as extra info on at the moment’s massive dig out turns into obtainable.