Snow hits NYC, delaying flights, slowing traffic

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 14, 2013 at 5:35 pm •  Published: December 14, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — New York emergency service officials are urging motorists to stay off roads as the city braces for up to half a foot of the white stuff.

North and west of the city, forecasters expect as much as 9 inches.

A winter weather advisory is in effect through dawn Sunday for the tri-state area.

More than 300 flights have been canceled at Newark Liberty International Airport while planes at John F. Kennedy Airport are arriving about an hour late and 30 minutes at LaGuardia Airport.

The city Department of Sanitation is gearing up to clear streets. And officials are asking New Yorkers to call 311 to report any streets that need plowing or sanding.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has equipped buses with tire chains, and de-icing is underway on rail tracks.


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