The Advance Warning System (AWS) disseminates information to people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs through their service providers. Please share the important information below with your clients and other agencies or individuals to empower them to make informed decisions.
NYC EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ISSUES HAZARDOUS TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR WEDNESDAY EVENING COMMUTE
Sudden, intense period of moderate to heavy snow and strong winds could cause brief whiteout conditions
Hazardous travel conditions expected during the snow squall
December 18, 2019 — The New York City Emergency Management Department today issued a hazardous travel advisory for the Wednesday evening commute. The National Weather Service has issued a Snow Squall Warning — a sudden, an intense period of moderate to heavy blowing snow — in effect for New York City until 5:30 p.m. An arctic cold front will pass through the region. A strong but brief line of snow showers, or squalls, may accompany the front, lasting around 30 minutes to 1 hour. These squalls produce strong wind gusts that may cause brief whiteout conditions, limiting visibility and making travel extremely dangerous. New Yorkers should plan for hazardous road conditions and are advised to use exercise caution, turn on headlights, and drive slowly if you are traveling through a snow squall. Consider avoiding or delaying travel until the snow squall passes.
The Advance Warning System (AWS) alerts organizations who work with people with disabilities and access and functional needs to various types of hazards and emergencies in New York City that may affect people's independence and daily lives. Participating organizations receive public preparedness and emergency information that they can relay to their clients and other similar agencies. If you work for an organization that serves people with disabilities or access and functional needs you can subscribe for AWS Alerts at the following link: https://www.advancewarningsystemnyc.org/aws
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