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New York City issues snow alert for Sunday

Kemberly Richardson reports from the Meatpacking District.
March 2, 2014 3:21:45 PM PST
With a winter storm approaching, the New York City Department of Sanitation has issued a 'snow alert' for Sunday, starting at 11 a.m.

Sanitation Department personnel will begin initial equipment readiness, including loading salt spreaders, attaching plows when necessary, preparing tire chains and notifying supplementary personnel as needed.

DSNY is coordinating with the Office of Emergency Management and the Department of Transportation on snow clearing protocol in accordance with each agency's written snow plan.

Alternate Side Parking regulations will be suspended citywide tomorrow, on Monday.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the New York area until 3 p.m. Monday.

The AccuWeather forecast calls for the storm to arrive Sunday afternoon in the form of a wintry mix, before changing over to all snow by late Sunday night. The heaviest snowfall will occur during the day on Monday.

Accumulations of 6 to 12 inches are expected for most of the New York area, with the heaviest accumulations projected for central and southern New Jersey.

This will be the 13th winter storm of the season, which currently ranks as the 7th snowiest winter in history.

All winter weather information and information about the City's response to the storm can be found by visiting the City's Severe Weather website at http://www.nyc.gov/severeweather or by calling 311. New Yorkers are also encouraged to sign up for the Notify NYC, the City's free emergency notification system.

Through Notify NYC, New Yorkers can sign up for receive phone calls, text messages, and emails alerts about severe weather events and emergencies.


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