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.

February 10, 2021 - Due to the chance of snow in the weather forecast, the New York City Department of Sanitation has issued a Winter Operations Advisory for Wednesday, February 10 starting at 10:00 p.m. Snow is expected beginning late Wednesday evening and continuing through the morning. According to the National Weather Service, 2-3 inches of accumulations are possible. Salt spreaders are ready and will be deployed this evening; plows will be on standby in case of accumulations greater than two inches. 

The Department is coordinating with other City agencies on snow clearing protocol in accordance with each agency’s written snow plan. All relevant city agencies have been notified and the Department will continue to monitor forecasts as the snow event approaches. 

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for New York City in effect from 10 p.m. Wednesday through 10 a.m. Thursday. The New York City Emergency Management Department has issued a travel advisory for the Thursday morning commute. The light snow could cause slippery road conditions. New Yorkers are advised use mass transit where possible. Remember to wear a face covering and adhere to social distancing guidelines. If you must drive, exercise caution. Allow for extra travel time. 

New Yorkers are encouraged to sign up for Notify NYC, the City’s free emergency communications program, for the latest information and updates on this storm and emergency events in NYC. To sign up for Notify NYC, download the free mobile application, visit, call 311, or follow @NotifyNYC on Twitter. 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 or by calling 311.    

Find information on Sanitation snow operations along with residents’ responsibilities during and after snow at

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:

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February 10, 2021