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What else is new? Brooklyn expected to get 6-10 inches in Monday storm

Trees on 18th Avenue in Bensonhurst look like they have been spray painted, but the white stuff clinging to the branches is snow at the start of the storm Monday morning. Eagle photo by Paula Katinas

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

This is getting old fast!

On top of last week’s major snowstorm, Brooklyn was hit with yet another winter storm on Monday, with the snow arriving just in time to turn the morning commute to work and school into a sloppy mess.

News 12 Brooklyn predicted that the borough would get between 6 and 10 inches of snow in this storm.

The snow was expected to taper off after 1 p.m.

The de Blasio Administration made the decision to keep city public schools open, but Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña ordered all school field trips cancelled. “We urge New Yorkers to exercise caution when traveling to and from schools,” a statement from the New York City Department of Education reads.

Commuters were told to expect delays on buses and subways.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) issued a press release warning of “scattered weather-related delays” on buses and subways.

During the mid-day hours, subway trains will be stored underground on express tracks to protect them from the elements, according to the MTA. The move was expected to impact express service on certain subway lines, but express service was expected to be restored for the evening rush hour.

Bus service was “experiencing system-wide weather related delays due to road conditions,” according to the MTA, which indicated that some limited bus service might have to be suspended.

All of the MTA's Bridges and Tunnels remained open during the snow storm, but motorists were urged to drive at reduced speeds.

 

 

 

February 3, 2014 - 2:00pm


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