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Juno: Info + Tips for Blizzard of 2015

BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH MIDNIGHT TUESDAY
PARKS CLOSE AT 6PM
SUBWAY SERVICES TO BE LIMITED STARTING AT 7PM
STREETS CLOSE TO NON-EMERGENCY VEHICLES AT 11PM
NYC PUBLIC SCHOOLS CLOSED JAN 27

Hello, Juno!

A “crippling and potentially historic blizzard” — with snow accumulation of 18-24 inches — is slated to strike New York City this afternoon. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning from 1pm Jan 26 through midnight Jan 27.  Mayor de Blasio strongly urges New Yorkers to stay off the roads, take mass transit home early and stay indoors.

Our DUMBO Clean Team will be in the neighborhood to prep and deal with snow removal and will prioritize service with a focus on shoveling and de-icing sidewalk crosswalk corners. Clean Team service will continue unless deemed unsafe or crew members are unable to reach the District due to dangerous road conditions or cancelled mass transit service.

Private commercial and residential property managers are reminded to clear their sidewalk areas of snow and ice. Let’s all work together to keep DUMBO safe and clear!

Additional info, tips + links:
  • Read NYC Office of Emergency Management Winter Weather Tips
  • NYC Department of Sanitation has suspended trash pick up to focus on snow removal.  Please keep trash out of the streets and off sidewalks until snow removal operations have been completed.  We expect trash pick up to resume at the end of the week.
  • Track NYC Department of Sanitation snowplows via PlowNYC
  • Subways: Subway service will be limited starting tonight at 7pm. At 4pm, MTA will update subway plan and decide whether to shut down system. More info via MTA.
  • Buses: Depending on road conditions, bus service may be curtailed as the day progresses. Special “winter weather schedules” may substitute service curtailments on a route-by-route basis. More info via MTA.
  • Streets: NYC streets close to non-emergency vehicles at 11pm
  • Parks: Close at 6pm Monday and stay closed until further notice
  • Public Schools: Schools are open today for a regular school day.  After-school activities, PSAL, and evening adult education programs are cancelled. School field trips are cancelled. Schools will administer Regents exams as scheduled. Schools likely will be closed Tuesday, January 27th. Move info via NYC.gov
  • For the most up-to-date info, keep an eye on these Twitter accounts: @NYCOEM @NYCMayorsOffice @NYC_DOT @NYCSanitation @NYCTSubway and of course @DUMBOBID
  • To report local storm damage, please call 311 and/or emaildumbo@dumbonyc.org.

Last but not least, a huge thank you to the City employees working around the clock to keep us safe!

Stay warm, DUMBO. Only 146 days ’til summer.