WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Batten down the hatches, Westchester, Mother Nature has more in store after delivering as much as a foot of snow in certain parts of the county on Thursday.
A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 6 a.m. on Friday, and roads will again become treacherous Thursday night into Friday as freezing rain and sleet is expected to turn into snow.
On Thursday afternoon, residents were still hard at work digging their cars out, snow blowing driveways and trudging along on foot, rather than risk slick roads in their cars.
“I drive an Acura," Bob Hawkins said while marching down Fifth Avenue in New Rochelle. "It can’t handle this.”
According to the National Weather Service, as much as between 5 and 9 inches of snow may accumulate overnight, with winds reaching nearly 40 miles per hour.
“Looks like it’s another day of working from home,” Yorktown resident Steve Brooks said on Thursday. “I think I only got my car out of its spot a few days from the last (storm). Looks like it’ll be there another week.”
Metro-North Railroad will continue to operate on an hourly schedule into Thursday night, and they plan to take extra precautions with the second wave of snow that is expected.
“As the storm continues, with the possibility of bringing more snow overnight, the MTA has activated all its storm-fighting forces across New York City Transit subways and buses, Metro-North Railroad, Long Island Rail Road and MTA Bridges and Tunnels,” they said in a statement. “For the safety of customers and MTA personnel, all MTA services are subject to being delayed, curtailed or suspended.”
Westchester Bee-Line buses will stop running at 7 p.m. on Thursday.
The Westchester County Airport remained open late on Thursday, but most flights arriving or departing were cancelled early in the day. The only flights coming in or out of the county are flying to and from Atlanta and Chicago