Broadway Blizzard Watch 2/8 Noon Update - Shows Currently On; Amtrack Suspending; Mayor to Talk at 1
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New York City residents are busy preparing for an incoming blizzard, with a reported 10-15 inches coming to the city, and 24-30 inches to other parts of the North East. The storm is set to hit New York, New England, and parts of New Jersey today and continuing through Saturday, February 9. News reports have warned that winds could potentially reach 45 miles per hour, with tempertures likely in the 20's.
As of noon, all Broadway and Off-Broadway shows are currently scheduled to go on as normal, but be sure to check back for updates! As of now, many schools have announced early dismissal today and we'll be posting updates on BWW for both travel and cancellations. For information about returns and exchanges, please contact your point of purchase.
It's also just been announced that the Mayor will be releasing an update at 1pm regarding travel, and the city's emergency responses.
Amtrack has just cancelled service and is reducing routes between New York and other Northeast cities. Click here for more information.
The MTA has announced that weekend planned work on the subway has been canceled, but forecasts for accumulating snow may also require NYC Transit to shift the storage locations to subway cars indoors along underground express tracks. That means some express service will operate on the local tracks, while some lines will end earlier than normal this evening. Bus service is currently operating on a regular weekday schedule. As the Storm Progresses, service will be monitored on a route by route basis, and may be curtailed as conditions warrant.
All nine crossings are open and operating normally at this time. Motorists are asked to allow extra travel time and operate at reduced speeds due to wet roadways. Scheduled lane closures and weekend work at the Queens Midtown Tunnel has been canceled due to the weather. As the storm intensifies, high winds and white out conditions may result in intermittent bridge and ramp closures.