WABC NY EYEWITNESS NEWS-2/13/14-Liz Cho, David Novarro

VALENTINE’S DAY, 40 DEGREES THE HEAVY SNOW IS MIXING TO RAIN TEMPERATURES 32 AND WE’LL UP TO POTENTIALLY 3-6 INCHES AS YOU LOOK AT THE SEVEN DAY, WE WILL ADDRESS A LITTLE MORE ON WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON SATURDAY THAT COULD BE AN ADDITIONAL FEW INCHES THE WARM UP IS ON SCHEDULE LOT TO TELL YOU ABOUT WE HAVE MORE TO DP >> BEFORE WE LET YOU GO, QUICK QUESTION MUCH BECAUSE OF THE CONTROVERSY WITH WHAT HAPPENED TO NEW YORK PUBLIC SCHOOLS, 2-6 THAT MAY HAPPEN LATER ON TODAY THE HEAVY BANS AN THE TIMING SPECIFICALLY NEW YORK CITY >> THEY WILL HAVE SCHOOL TOMORROW IN NEW YORK CITY BASED ON THE TIMING AN BEING NORTH AND EAST OF NEW YORK CITY BY 3:00, LATEST 4:00 IN THE MORNING, I DON’T THINK THAT WILL AFFECT SCHOOL TOMORROW I WILL SAY, JUST GOING BACK, WITH ALL DUE RESPECT TO THE MAYOR, THE FORECAST, WHEN IT CAME TO 7:00 A.M., IT WAS RIGHT ON WE HAVE HAMMERED HOME THE WEATHER SERVICE HAMMERED IT HOME THE DIFFERENCE ON WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE 7:00 A.M VERSUS 9:00 A.M., IT WAS GOING TO BE DRAMATIC WE KNEW IT BY LATE AFTERNOON YESTERDAY, SO LITTLE BIT OF A MISPLAY IN TERMS OF THE FORECAST IS REPRESENTED >> I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE SAYING, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOT THROWN UNDER THE BUS THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEEDS TO PAY ATTENTION, TO THE HYPER FOCUS >> YOU GUYS ARE RIGHT ON >> RIGHT ON >> NOBODY HERE WILL BE SURPRISED ON WHAT HAPPENED CHECK IN WITH “EYEWITNESS NEWS” REPORTER, ALL MORNING LIVE, ON THE ROAD, KEEPING TRACK OF THINGS IT’S ALMOST LIKE WHAT A BREAK FROM WHAT YOU WENT TO >> AND WE’VE BEEN A LITTLE BIT BEHIND WE’RE GETTING THE FIRST TIME, THE MIXING, PELLETS, SLEET THAT’S COMING THROUGH IT’S — THE BLINDING SNOW MUCH THE VISIBLITY HAS IMPROVED THE PLOW HAS GONE HERE IN ROUTE 89 AND ROCKLAND COUNTY, EAST WEST MUCH YOU SEE A GUY WALKING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD BECAUSE THE SIDEWALKS ARE VERY SNOW COVERED WE’VE GOTTEN AT LEAST NINE INCHES OF SNOW IF NOT MORE HERE MUCH WE HAVE TAPE ON WHAT’S IT’S LIKE AT THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM THERE ARE CARS GETTING STUCK FOR SURE AS THEY TRAVEL THROUGH THE ROAD, IT’S NOT EASYGOING THE POLICE OFFICER WAS ABLE TO PUSH THOSE PEOPLE OUT YOU SEE PEOPLE TRYING TO GET AROUND RING TRYING TO WALK WHEN WE FIRST ARRIVED, THERE WAS A GUY RIDING HIS BICYCLE TO WORK PEOPLE WERE GETTING TO GET WHERE THEY HAD TO GO MANY OF THE STORES HAD NOT OPENED THERE WAS A BANK HERE THAT WAS OPEN IT CLOSED A SHORT TIME AGO IT’S FUNNY BECAUSE WE JUST SPOKE TO SOMEONE WHO WAS GOING INTO THE BANK AND HAPPY TO SEE IT WAS INDEED OPEN >> ALL RIGHT, I GUESS WE DENT HAVE THAT SOUND MUCH HE WORKED THE OVERNIGHT SHIFT AND DEALT WITH MUCH OF THE STORM, HAPPY TO BE GETTING HOME AND YOU COULD SEE JUST THE SNOW THAT PILED UP, IT’S HARD TO TELL, WHAT IS THE NEW SNOW, OLD SNOW IT’S PILED HERE IN HUGE MOUNDS SWING OVER HERE TRIED TO KEEP THE LOT CLEAR THEY GAVE IT ANOTHER PASS AS THE SNOW LET UP THEY FINALLY MADE PROGRESS THEY THINK THEY’VE GOT IT DOWN TO THE BLACK TOP AND SHORT TIME LATER, IT’S COMPLETELY SNOW COVERED AGAIN, AS WE CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE SITUATION HERE IN ROCKLAND COUNTY ROUTE 59 ONE THING WE’VE NOTICED THROUGHOUT, THERE’S NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE HEADING OUT MUCH THAT’S CERTAINLY A GOOD THING YOU SHOULD STAY HOME AND ENJOY A SNOW DAY CHANNEL 7 “EYEWITNESS NEWS.” >> CERTAINLY SO OLD SNOW, NEW SNOW >> LOTS OF SNOW >> THANKS, MARCUS >> LET’S CHECK IN WITH LAWRENCE WHAT ARE YOU FINDING OUT THERE? >> UNLIKE MARCUS, NOT SEEING A LOT OF CARS, WE’RE SEEING QUITE A BIT OF TRAFFIC THIS IS HEADING TO DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN SEEN BUSES, SEEN PLOWS THIS IS INTERSECTION OF FOURTH AVENUE AND ATLANTIC AND BARKLEY BEHIND ME MUCH AND THIS IS WHERE NINE SUBWAY TRAINS COME THROUGH AS WELL AS LRRR MUCH WE’VE SEEN THE PEOPLE COMING FROM THE SUBWAYS OTHER PEOPLE SAID, THERE’S

NOTHING GOING ON AT WORK SO THEY DECIDED TO COME HOME WE FOUND THESE YOUNG GUYS >> TELL ME YOUR NAME? >> JOSHUA MERCK >> AND WHY DID YOU GUYS COME OUT OF SCHOOL EARLY? WHAT HAPPENED? >> IT WAS LIKE AT LEAST POSSIBLY AT LEAST LESS THAN USUAL EVERYBODY JUST LEFT >> KIDS STARTED LEAVING YOU’RE HEADING HOME? >> THERE’S A LOT OF SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS AND EVERYTHING >> YOUR REGULAR TEACHERS DIDN’T MAKE IT IN, PU BUT YOU DID >> YOU’RE WEARING BOOTS YOU’RE WEARING VERY NICE SNEAKERS WHAT ARE YOU THINKING? >> I THREW AWAY MY OLD BOOTS I’M WEARING WHATEVER I HAD >> I HAVE TO TELL YOU, I’M CALLING THIS AREA UMBRELLA — BECAUSE THE WIND HAS BEEN QUITE BAD EVERYBODY WHO CROSSES THROUGH THE INTERSECTION, THEY INEVITABLELY LOSE THE AREA THIS WHOLE STRETCH, WHERE PEOPLE ARE CROSSING IS — WELL THAT’S JUST SLOPPY WE’VE SEEN PEOPLE WITH BABY CARRIAGES ASKING FOR HELP SO THEY CAN LIFT THE STROLLERS OVER THE PUDDLE QUITE A BIT OF ACTIVITY BECAUSE THERE’S NOT A LOT OF PRECIPITATION, JUST A BIT OF WIND LIFE NOT BACK TO NORMAL YET BUT PEOPLE ARE OUT AND ABOUT >> PEOPLE SEE THE BREAK IN THE WEATHER AND SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITY YOUNG MAN, I THINK THERE’S A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BURN THEIR SNOW BOOTS WEARING THE SNEAKERS MAY BE EARLY BUT I COULD SEE THE POINT >> YOU KNOW HA? THERE ARE STORES IN ATLANTIC TERMINAL THERE’S QUITE A FEW SHOPPERS ONE WOMAN, SHE WAS IN SNEAKERS SHE HELD HER BAG AND I WENT INSIDE AND BOUGHT SOME SNOW BOOTS SHE SHOULD HAVE PUT THEM ON BEFORE SHE LEFT THERE ARE STORES AP RESTAURANTS — AND RESTAURANTS INSIDE MUCH THERE’S BUSINESS GOING ON AND PEOPLE ARE THERE >> ALL RIGHT THANKS, LAUREN HOPE YOUR FEET STAY DRY >> NOT SNEAKER WEATHER >> TAKE YOU PART OF THE AREA, THAT’S HILLY, WHOLE DIFFERENT SITUATION TONY GATES IS LIVE IN SPARTA THEY GOT THE FAIR SHARE OF SNOW >> YOU COULD SEE IT’S STILL SNOWING >> YOU KNOW WHAT, AT THIS POINT, I WISH IT WAS SNOWING IT’S NOT SNOWING ANYMORE THIS IS ICE WHEN HAD HITS YOUR FACE, IT DOES HURT THE ICE IS FALLING DOWN NOW LET ME TELL YOU, LOOK AT THE ROAD LOOK AT MAP STREETS — MAIN STREET YOU WOULD THINK, IF I FELL YOU THE PLOWS HAVE BEEN HERE AT LEAST A DOZEN TIMES FIRST IT’S SNOW AND THEN THE DRIVEWAY THE PHOTOGRAPHER TODAY, THE DRIVEWAY, ALL OF THIS WAS NOT HERE BECAUSE THE PLOWS CAME THROUGH AND TOOK IT OUT MORE CAME NOW THE PLOWS OVERTIME TRYING TO KEEP UP WITH EVERYTHING OF COURSE, THE MAIN THOROUGHFARES, IF WE HAD THE VIDEO, THE MAIN THOROUGHFARES, WERE TRYING TO KEEP REALLY, REALLY FAIR LIKE MAIN STREETS A LOT OF THE SECONDARY ROADS HAD HIGH SNOW NOW IT WILL BE TOPPED WITH THE ICE NOW THEY WANT PEOPLE TO STAY OFF THE ROAD WE SPOKE TO A LADY COMING TO WORK AT THE POST OFFICE, WE’RE OVER HERE SHE GOT INTO A ONE CAR ACCIDENT, TRYING TO GET INTO WORK THIS MORNING HERE’S WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY >> BOOM SLIDE OVER >> >> >> JUST SLID YEAH >> I’M HAPPY I’M OKAY HORRIBLE I JUST WORK RIGHT HERE JUST FIVE MINUTES, YOU KNOW, FIVE MINUTES AGO EVERYTHING AND EVERYTHING SPILLED INSIDE THANK GOD I’M OKAY >> SEEING A LOT OF PEOPLE WITH FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE >> AND UNLESS IT’S AN EMERGENCY, OR PROFESSIONAL THAT’S GOING TO WORK IN AN EMERGENCY SERVICE, PLEASE STAY HOME >>> THEY REALLY MEAN THAT THE PLOWS ARE TRYING TO DO THE BEST WE CAN THE GUYS, GOING BACK AND FOR THE WE’VE BEEN WATCHING THEM ALL MORNING, ALL AFTERNOON AND THEY COME BACK OUT AND HAVE MORE TO DO THE COMMERCIAL PLOWS, I WANT TO SHOW YOU THIS THE BAPTION BANKS ARE SO HIGH AT THIS POINT I CAN’T CLIMB UP AND THIS IS NOT THIS HIGH, WHEN WE FIRST GOT HERE THIS MORNING THEY KEEP PUSHING IT IT KEEPS GROWING AND MOTHER NATURE KEEPS POURING IT ON OUR HEADS, GUYS BACK TO YOU >> SHOULD BE CAREFUL HOW IS THE — HOW IS THE — HOW ARE THE ICE PELLETS FEELING THERE >> LOVELY I FEEL LIKE I’M GETTING A FACIAL

>> AND PI THE TIME IT’S DONE >> DON’T USE IT ALL OFF >> ALL RIGHT, THANKS A LOT >> IT WAS A FIRE, AND FIREFIGHTERS RIGHT NOW, PRETTY MUCH HAVE IT UNDER CONTROL FOR A TIME, AND THE WIND IS KICKING UP THE HEAVY GUST FIREFIGHTERS STAYED WITH IT AND DOING WHAT THEY NEED TO DO TO KEEP IT CONTAINED MUCH AS YOU COULD SEE, THINGS ARE — QUITE A BIT >> AND OUT THERE, THREE OF THE INJURED WERE FIREFIGHTERS WE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR SITUATION AND JIM HOVER, IN TUCK AHOE HOW ARE THE CONDITIONS OUT THERE RIGHT NOW? >> YOU KNOW, I THINK IT’S ACTUALLY STARTING TO IMPROVE AT LEAST, IT’S NOW ALL RAIN MUCH NOT EVEN SLEET IF YOU COULD SEE, AND YOU COULD SEE PEOPLE ARE GETTING BY QUITE WELL A LOT OF THE SNOW, WHICH IS HARD PACKED ON THE ROADWAY IS QUITE LOOSE IT’S ACTUALLY MOSTLY SLUSH IT’S STILL IN THE SIDEWALKS, SHOVELED THAT’S WHY I WILL INTRODUCE YOU TO A YOUNG MAN NAMED MAX MAX IS HOPING TO MAKE A LOT OF MONEY THIS AFTERNOON TELL ME ABOUT THAT >> HEADING TO MY FRIEND’S HOUSE HIS NAME IS JUAN WE HAVE COUPLE OF HAZARDS THERE HOPEFULLY MAKE A LOT OF MONEY >> DO A DRIVEWAY AS WELL AS SOMEONE’S SIDEWALK >> ANYWHERE FROM $20-30 BIGGEST WAS $60 >> AND THAT’S PRETTY GOOD >> THE PEOPLE TOOK VERY WELL GENEROUS WHAT WE DO IT’S RAINING RIGHT NOW, WE GO OUT AND HELP THEM SHOVEL AND YEAH, WE GET THE MOST OF IT WE DO WHAT WE CAN >> SHOW ME THE SHOVEL MUCH IT’S PLASTIC HOW ARE YOU GOING TO DO IT? >> IT DOES THE JOB PRETTY WELL >> BASICALLY JUST ONE HAND UP ON THE HANDLE ONE AS LOW AS YOU COULD GET BEFORE NOT HURTING YOUR BACK JUST SHOVEL SHOVEL YOUR WAY AROUND >> GOOD LUCK IN THE AFTERNOON I HOPE YOU MAKE A LOT OF MONEY >> ONE OTHER THING TO NOTE, I DID GET OFF THE PHONE WITH THE COUNTY EXECUTOR’S OFFICE HE SAID MOST OF THE ROADWAYS, COUNTY, HUNCH, DOING FAIRLY WELL AT THIS HOUR HE SAID SOME MINOR FENDER BENDERS BECAUSE TRAFFIC HAS BEEN LIGHT THERE HASN’T BEEN MUCH PRISONS EXCEPT THE BRONX 30 MINUTES AGO THEY HAD TO CLOSE THE BRONX RIVER PARKWAY BECAUSE THERE’S AN AREA THERE THAT’S UNDER CONSTRUCTION, JERSEY BAYIERS THE PLOWS KEPT MOWING PLOWING THE SNOW THEY HAD TO CLOSE IT TO DIG IT OUT, HAUL THE SNOW AND OPEN THE ROADWAY IT’S CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTION OTHERWISE, WESTCHESTER IS FAIRING PRETTY WELL WE’RE HOPING NOR THE RAIN — FOR THE RAIN TO CONTINUE HOPEFULLY THE RAIN WILL KEEP THE ACCUMULATION DOWN BACK TO YOU GUYS IN NEW YORK >> THANKS SO MUCH >> WE WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT BREAKING NEWS THAT’S HAPPENING IT HAPPENED IN BROOKLYN EARLIER TODAY THE SNOW STORM TURNING DEADLY >> WE’RE GETTING WORD OF A VICTIM WE HEARD — SHE DIED AFTER BEING STRUCK BY A VEHICLE WITH A PLOW ATTACHED POLICE ARE SAYING SHE WAS PREGNANT WE’LL TRY TO GET YOU UPDATED INFORMATION AS WE CAN LET’S GO TO JOEL OLEN A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE TO VOID THE ACTIVITY AND A LOT CAUSING PROBLEMS FOR EVERYBODY >> WE’LL START WITH SHOWING YOU, AND AS YOU START TO GET ABOVE THE AREA, 287, YOU COULD SEE NOBODY ON THE ROAD VERY, VERY BAD CONDITIONS HERE MUCH IT IS MUCH PETER THE FURTHER SOUTH AND FURTHER EAST YOU GO IN A LOT OF PLACES, IT’S DOWN TO THE BLACK TOP IN BOTH DIRECTIONS WE HAVE A TON OF STUFF EAST BOUND ON ROUTE 95 GETTING INTO THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE, WHEREVER YOU DRIVE, JACKKNIFE TRACTOR TRAILER ALL LANES ARE CLOSED BOTH WAYS CRANE ROAD, THAT’S WITH THE SNOW, JERSEY TURNPIKE COMING IN JERSEY 436 WE WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE THAT ONE AND MASS TRANSIT, HERE YOU GO IN LONG ISLAND SUSPENDED BOTH WAYS, EAST OF HICKSVILLE AND METRO NORTH, RIGHT NOW, 15 MINUTE DELAYS

AFTER 4:00, RUN HOURLY SERVICE LOT OF DIFFERENT STUFF 30-60 IN AND OUT OF NEW YORK THAT’S BECAUSE OF THE, THE SWITCH TROUBLE SOME TRAINS HAVE OPINION CANCELLED NEW JERSEY TRANSIT WILL CROSS THE SYSTEMND THE LOCAL BUS CARRIERS MUCH THE TRANSIT BUSES, 45 MINUTE DELAYS RIGHT NOW THERE’S NO SERVICE MUCH AND THAT’S TO MAKE THE SNOW REMOVAL A LITTLE EASIER THE PATH SYSTEM, 30 MINUTES DELAYS BETWEEN NEW YORK AND TRADE CENTER MUCH THAT’S THE ONE THAT’S OUTSIDE SO THAT’S THE REASON FOR THAT, EVERYTHING ELSE PRETTY MUCH ON THE GROUND AND IT WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS I’M JOE NOLTON >> TURN TO THE DECISION TO KEEP NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS OPEN EVEN THOUGH A LOT OF PARENTS, A LOT OF PARENTS UPSET WITH US JOEL EVANS WAS WITH THE MAYOR WHEN HE HELD HIS NEWS CONFERENCE MUCH ALSO, SCHOOL CHANCELLOR IGNITE CONTROVERSY WHEN DESCRIBING THIS AFTERNOON A BEAUTIFUL DAY >> I WON’T SAY IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY BUT I HAVE TO ADMIT IT’S STOPPED RAINING WE’RE ON THE LINE BETWEEN DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN RIGHT BEHIND ME, IT’S FAIRLY CLEAR MUCH PLOWS ARE COMING THROUGH MTA IS UP AND RUNNING MAYOR SAID HE MADE THE DECISION IF HE MADE IT AGAIN, HE WOULD KEEP THE SCHOOLS OPEN MUCH IT’S IMPORTANT THAT THE KID ARE IN SCHOOL HE GOT INTO A LITTLE BIT OF A DISPUTE HE SAID LAST NIGHT, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOLD HIM AND CHANCELLOR IT WAS NOT GOING TO BE THAT BAD THIS IS WHAT HE HAD TO SAY EARLIER TODAY >>> HISTORICAL RECORD IS IMPORTANT IT’S HAPPENED ONLY 11 TIMES SINCE 1978 TO SUGGEST THAT KIND OF CONSENSUS, WE CAN HANDLE A LOT WE’RE TOUGH ENOUGH TO HANDLE IT AND SHUT DOWN SCHOOLS WHEN THERE’S OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE IT’S NOT GOING TO WORK >> IF WE START TAKING SNOW DAYS, WE WOULD BE REGRESSING PARTICULARLY IN THE YOUNGER GRADES, EVERY DAY, CHILDREN, WORTH OF EDUCATION >> AND WHAT THE MAYOR WAS SAYING, 11 DAYS, ONLY 11 SNOW DAYS SINCE 1978 WE DON’T WILLY NILLY CLOSE SCHOOLS HE SAYS HE FEELS VERY GOOD THE KIDS ARE SAFE IT’S IMPORTANT FOR THE CHANCELLOR, TO BE IN SCHOOL IT’S IMPORTANT TO MANY, MANY PARENTS BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO WORK HE SAID SEVERAL TIMES A DAY, HE FEELS GOOD ABOUT THE DECISION AND HE FEELS THE KIDS ARE SAFE IN SCHOOL TODAY WE WILL HAVE MORE FOR YOU LATER >> AND DAVID, BEFORE WE LET YOU GO WHEN WE HAD THE FIRST MAJOR SNOW STORM AND PLOWING INCIDENT, MAYOR WENT OUT HE WAS VERY APOLOGETIC, TRIED TO FIX THE SITUATION ON THE UPPER EAST SIDE MUCH THERE IS SO MANY PARENTS THROUGHOUT THE NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM WHO ARE OUTRAKED BY THIS MORNING DO YOU THINK THERE WILL BE POLITICAL FALLOUT THAT WE WILL SEE IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS DO YOU THINK SHE’S RATHER APOLOGETIC IN THE NEWS CONFERENCE? >> THE THING THAT I WAS IMPRESSED WITH HE WAS PEPPERED WITH 40-50 QUESTIONS REPORTER ASKING HIM, DID YOU MAKE A BAD DECISION? HE DIDN’T LET IT GET UNDER HIS SKIN AT ALL I THINK HE DESERVES CREDIT BECAUSE MAYBE THE PREVIOUS MAYOR WOULD HAVE BEEN IRRITATED WITH BEING PEPPERED WITH THE QUESTIONS I THINK THERE IS POLITICAL FALLOUT I WAS NOODED WITH A LOT OF QUESTIONS AP COMMENTS ON TWITTER THIS GUY HAS ONLY BEEN IN OFFICE FOR SIX WEEKS? HE’S A DISASTER I THINK THE COMMENTS ON TWITTER, IS A LITTLE OVER THE TOP HE DID HAVE TROUBLE, THE UPPER EAST SIDE WAS PLOWED A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO I THINK HE EXPLAINED HIMSELF PRETTY WELL AND HE KEPT HIS COOL THERE’S HUNDREDS OF PRIVATE SCHOOLS AND MANY OF THEM, FOLLOW PUBLIC SCHOOLS I THINK THAT SENDS A STRONG MESSAGE AS WELL BUT VERY INTERESTING >> NOTHING LIKE THE SNOW STORM TO CAUSE A POLITICAL HOT POTATO FOR ANY MAYOR MUCH NO QUESTION ABOUT IT >> CHECK BACK WITH YOU ON THAT >> NOT JUST CONTROVERSY IT’S NOT ALL STRUGGLE THERE IS ALSO OTHER FUN EXPERIENCE OF THINGS VIEWERS ARE SENDING US PICTURES AND WHAT A GREAT PICTURE THIS IS PENELOPE >> AND HAVE HIS HAT ON >> WHAT A GREAT TIME WITHOUT A

SWEATER ON >>> SOARS TELL “EYEWITNESS NEWS,” 50-FOOT SECTION OF A ROOF IN A VERIZON STORE COLLAPSED WE’RE HEARING THREE PEOPLE SUFFERED SERIOUS INJURIES WE HAVE CREWS ON THE WAY TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS METEOROLOGIST IS TRACKING THE STORM FIND OUT HOW MUCH SNOW WE GOT AND HOW IT WILL PLAY A ROLE >> OUTSIDE RIGHT NOW, LIGHT RAIN IN NEW YORK CITY DEFINITELY SEEING A LOT MORE FOOT TRAFFIC CREWS WILL GET A CHANCE NOT ONLY TO GET ON TOP OF THE NEXT FEW HOURS, WE HAVE ABOUT 7-8 HOURS, WHERE IT’S A LOW IN TERMS OF THE PRECIPITATION INTENSITY THE TEMPERATURE IN NEW YORK CITY, IS 30 RIGHT NOW WHERE THE STORM WARNING CONTINUES, FRIDAY, AND THAT’S FOR GOOD REASON MUCH THE MIDDLE FAYS OF THE STORM, LIGHTER IN TEPEESITY AND MIX THROUGH EVENING AP SNOW WILL CONTINUE WELL NORTH AND WEST MUCH EVEN THAT’S A TICK DOWN IN INTENSITY THAT’S THEN IT’S SNOW TONIGHT AND EVEN LOWER THAN THAT AND GOES TO 3:00 AND 4:00 IN THE MORNING IN THE BAN, THERE WILL BE HEAVY SNOWFALL AMOUNTS IN ADDITION TO 2-6 INCHES OF SNOW TEMPERATURES ARE STILL ABOVE FREEZING, ONCE YOU GET TO NORTHERN WESTCHESTER AND WE SAW TONI YATES WITH THE SLEEP THERE AND THE ICING THERE COULD BE ICING IN THE AFTERNOON HOURS, EVEN IF IT’S LIGHT IT WILL BE DANGEROUS AS WE GO TO THE NORTHERN AND WESTERN SUBURBS WINDS CONTINUE TO BE GUSTY GUSTY WINDS THAT MAY BACK UP A LITTLE BIT AN THEN RAMP UP LATER TONIGHT AND INTO TOMORROW MORNING A GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS, ANYWHERE FROM 25-35 MILES AN HOUR IN OCEAN COUNTY, LIGHT RAINFALL ROADWAYS, WET, SLUSHY FROM THE PRIOR SNOW WESTFORD AROUND 78, CURLING TO PARTS OF ESSEX AND BUR BEGAN COUNTY MUCH THERE’S THE MIXING IN SPARTA WITH TONY FOR THE MOST PART, IT’S LIGHT RAIN SAME THING ACROSS LONG ISLAND SMITH TOWN, NORTH SHORE OF SUFFOLK AND NASA, STILL MIXING THERE THE STORM CENTER IS DOWN TO THE SOUTH YOU SEE THE HUGE AREA WHERE THERE’S NOT MUCH GOING ON LOOKING AT THE HUDSON VALLEY AND WE’LL ISOLATE THIS IN A MOMENT THERE’S SNOW IN MOPPET MONTGOMERY IN TERMS OF THE SNOW STORM CENTER, IT’S NEAR NORFOLK AND ALL OF THIS OFF TO THE WEST THIS HAS TO PIVOT WITH THE LOW TONIGHT HERE ARE THE HEAVY SNOW BANS METEOROLOGIST, JEFF SMITH OUTSIDE

WHAT TO DO TO TALK ABOUT THE HEAVY SNOW BANS? >> WE HAVE SOME OCCASIONAL ICE PELLETS TEMPERATURES IN THE 30s WHAT HAPPENED EARLY THIS MORNING, WE HAD INCREDIBLE VERSION OF THE STORM IT BROUGHT THE COLDER AIR FROM ABOVE THAT’S WHY WE HAVE THREE INCH PER HOUR THAT’S WHY WE HAVE 1-2 INCHES PER HOUR RATES IT HAS WEAKENED AS IT MOVED TO THE NORTH FURTHER AWAY FROM THE DYNAMICS YOU HAVE 1-2 HOURS SNOWFALL RATES, PARTS IN PUTNAM COUNTY AS YOU HEAD TO NORTHERN FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CONNECTICUT AN SECONDARY BATCH AND CHECK OUT THE SNOWFALL THAT WE HAVE, IN THE FIRST THUMPING OF THE STORM AND MORRIS COUNTY, 14 INCHES, SCOTS PLAINS AND BASKING RIDGE MORRISTOWN, 10 INCHES DOWN THE SHORE, TOWARDS LAKEHURST IN OCEAN COUNTY EVEN THOUGH THEY CHANGED SUPER EARLY, THEY GOT A GOOD THUMPING OF STORM BAY SHORE IN LONG ISLAND, AND LEVITTOWN, 12 INCHES MUCH THAT’S THE PERFECT EXAMPLE OF THE PLACE THAT CHANGED EARLY 2-4 INCHES PER HOUR DOESN’T TAKE THIS MANY HOURS TO PILE THE TOTALS RAINS GENERALLY BETWEEN 8-10 INCHES WEST CHECKING IN ABOUT 7 INCHES WE HAVE THE FIRST FRONT END OF THE STORP, DIDN’T LOOK AS INTENSE I’LL TELL YOU, BIG VERTICAL MOTION, IN THE MODELS, ESPECIALLY AT MIDNIGHT >> RIGHT YOU KNOW WE DON’T SEE GREAT BACKLASHES IN THE TRI-STATE AREA WE ALSO DON’T SEE 3-4 INCHES SNOWFALL RATE HAD STORM FALLS OFF THE CHARTS IN SOME RESPECTS IT CENTERS IN THE EVENING COMMUTE WE HAVE THE LOW IN INTENSITY NOT THAT IT’S EASY TO GET AROUND A LOT OF CLEANUP TO BE DONE THERE’S A BREAK UNTIL WE GET TO 10:00 TONIGHT MAYBE A LITTLE EARLIER, SOUTH AND WEST OF NEW YORK CITY LOOK AT THE DARKER SHADES SWEEPING THROUGH THE AREA INTENSITY, THE SNOWFALL AND THEN IT STARTS TO PULL OUT NOTICE, WHEN THE ADMINISTRATORS ARE MAKING DECISIONS, CONNECTICUT, WHETHER TO DELAY SCHOOL AP THEY ARE DOING IT AT 4:00, 5:00 IN THE MORNING I WOULD ANTICIPATE, THERE WOULD BE AT LEAST DELAYS, ESPECIALLY NORTH AND EAST OF NEW YORK CITY WE HAVE SOME SUNSHINE AND SOME MELTING IN TERMS OF OVERALL SNOW, IN ADDITION OF 2-6, 8 TO 14 AND MUCH OF LONG ISLAND, CONNECTICUT, LITTLE AMOUNTS OF EASTERN LONG ISLAND AND 14-19 IN NORTHERN NEW JERSEY THE NASTY NOR’EASTER WILL WIND DOWN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS ON FRIDAY THERE’S ANOTHER SYSTEM THAT COULD BRING A FEW INCHES OF SNOW, AS WE GO TO SATURDAY MORNING IT IS NOT A HUGE SYSTEM IT COULD DEFINITELY BRING ACCUMULATING SNOW RAIN CHANGING BACK TO SNOW LATER TONIGHT ADDITIONAL TWO TO SIX INCHES IT WILL BE WET AND FLOPPY AS THINGS ARE MELTING ANOTHER PERIOD OF SNOW, SATURDAY MORNING INTO EARLY AFTERNOON ONE COLD SHOT ON MONDAY AND NICE WARM UP EARLY NEXT WEEK MUCH THE PATTERN, ACTUALLY BREAKS EARLY NEXT WEEK NOTHING LIKE THIS IT COULD BE A FEW INCHES >> 44 AND 49 CAN’T GET HERE FAST ENOUGH >>> AND NEW JERSEY, PARAMUS ROAD CLOSED DUE TO A BUS ACCIDENT WE’LL LOOK TO WHAT THAT IS AND WHAT HAPPENED >> ALSO, WE HAVE SARAH WALLACE ON WHERE ARE YOU? THE SHOPPING CENTER? >> YEAH, DAVID ANZ LIZ, I’M STANDING HERE AND WHAT A DIFFERENCE A COUPLE OF HOURS MAKES WE’RE GETTING TOTALLY SOAKED BY THE RAIN THE STORM IS OPEN AND A LOT OF PEOPLE ACTUALLY WALKED IN HERE SO THEY CAN GET TO WORK I GOT A TWEET FROM THE FAMILY OF ONE GUY WHO SAW IN THE LIVE SHOT ONE OF THE CLERK HERE, AND HAPPY HE MADE IT SAFELY BECAUSE HE WALKED IN LITTLE HUDSON DRUGS THEY HAVE BEEN HERE THEY’VE BEEN DELIVERING FOR PEOPLE WHO CAN’T GET OUT OF THEIR HOMES WE ALSO WANTED TO SEE IF ONE OTHER CRITICAL BUSINESS IS OPEN >> I’M TRYING TO GET TO THE FLOWER STORE TO SEE HOW THEY ARE DOING I GOT STUCK HERE >> YOU GOT ALL OF THESE VAL VALENTINE’S FLOWERS READY TO GO >> HOW ARE YOU GETTING THEM OUT?

>> I’M GOING TO SHOVEL AND GET IN MY FOUR WHEEL CAR AND GO GET THEM OUT >> NOT NECESSARILY TODAY BUT MAYBE ONLATER ON THIS AFTERNOON AND TOMORROW >> BECAUSE YOU CAN’T BE LATE PORE VALENTINE’S DAY >> VALENTINE’S DAY IS HAPPENING >> NO MATTER WHAT >> YOU BET IT’S HAPPENING, NO MATTER WHAT SHE TOLD US, LISA TOLD US, SHE’S TAKING ORDERS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY YOU KNOW, JUST IN CASE YOU KIND OF THOUGHT THE BLIZZARD WILL GET YOU OFF THE HOOK BUSINESSES AND SNOWFALL THIS IS SNOW THAT CAME HERE THIS MORNING YOU KNOW, WE’RE HEARING THE DIFFERENT SNOW TOTALS IT LOOKS LIKE CLOSE TO A FOOT SOFT STUFF, HARD STUFF FROM EARLIER STORM WE’RE TALKING THE PLOW GUYS WE’RE SAYING, THE PROBLEM GUYS, THE SNOW IS SO HEAVY, IT’S MAKING US DIFFICULT TO PUSH REALLY WE HAVE NO ROOM TO GET IT OFF THE ROAD YOU HAVE DRIFTS SO HIGH IN THE AREA THAT’S GOING TO BE A CHALLENGE AS WE GET IN THE NIGHT AND THE TEMPERATURES DROP, THE SNOW AP ICE AND ALL OF THAT ACCUMULATION, THAT WILL ACCUMULATE CHERYL WALLACE, BACK TO YOU GUYS >> REMARKABLE SHE’S TAKING VALENTINE’S DAY ORDERS THE ONE GOOD — GO AHEAD, SARAH >> I WAS GOING TO SAY, YOU KNOW, ABSOLUTELY THE NEAT THING ABOUT THE LOCAL BUSINESSES, THEY REALLY ARE DEDICATED THEY ARE GOING THE EXTRA MILE HER HUSBAND IS A UPS DRIVER YOU COULD IMAGINE THAT COMBINATION SHE’S DOING THE FLOWERS SHE’S THE UPS GUY WORKING ALL THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT SO ARE THE PLOW GUYS THEY ARE DEDICATED AS THEY ARE ALL OVER THE AREA AND ALL THE COMMUNITIES THAT ARE GETTING HIT BY THE STORM >> WORKING VERY, VERY LONG HOURS ALL RIGHT RING SARAH WE APPRECIATE THE UPDATE THANKS A LOT >>> CHECKING IN WITH STACY STANTON ISLAND, IS THAT; RIGHT? THERE YOU ARE? >> THAT’S RIGHT, DAVE DAVE, WE ARE HERE IN DUNCAN HILLS ALONG HIGHLAND BOULEVARD THIS IS HIGHLAND BEHIND ME WHAT’S RAIN AND ICE THIS MORNING, AS YOU COULD SEE, HAS TURNED INTO A SLUSH AND JUST WATER ALL OVER THE ROADS WE’RE KIND OF STANDING IN THE WAKE ALONG HIGHLAND BOULEVARD WE ARE ALONG SERVER AVENUE ON HIGHHAND BOULEVARD WE PAN CAMERA, SEB ISERBER IS LESS CLEAR THE WARM TEMPERATURES ARE WORKING IN OUR FAVOR WE HAVE A LITTLE ROUND LITTLE EASIER CARS SLIPPING AND SLIDING EARLIER THIS MORNING NEW YORK CITY SCHOOLS HAS OPENED AND THAT FRUSTRATED SOME PARENTS, A LOT OF BUSINESSES AROUND HERE, THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO OPEN — [ INAUDIBLE ] >> I STILL HEAR HER WE LOST AC SIGNAL WE WILL UNFORTUNATELY MOVE ON FROM STANTON ISLAND AND HEAD OVER TO QUEENS THAT’S WHERE KIMBERLY RICHARDSON IS HERE KIM, HOW ARE THE CONDITIONS THERE? >> RIGHT NOW, LIZ, IT’S RAIN WE’RE ALL THE RAIN, LIKE A LOT OF FOLKS, STARTED A COUPLE OF HOURS AGO, WITH SNOW AND RAIN AND SNOW MIX AND THIS STUFF HERE, WE’RE PROBABLY, HERE’S MY FOOT I’M ABOVE THE ANKLE THIS IS THE SLOTH THAT’S HAPPENING OUT HERE THIS IS QUEENS PLAZA SOUTH IN THE QUEENS SIDE OF THE 59th BRIDGE TRAFFIC IS MOVING WE’VE SEEN A DEFINITE UPTICK IN CARS, IN PEDESTRIANS WALKING HERE I THINK PEOPLE ARE TAKING THE BRIEF BREAK IN THE STORMS TO COME OUT TRAFFIC IS MOVING NOTHING BACKED OUT TAKING IT SLOW A LOT OF THE SLUSH OUT HERE LET ME SHOW YOU SOMETHING COMING THIS WAY UP ABOVE THERE, THIS IS THE QUEENS ROAD PLAZA STATION FOOT BRIDGE THAT TAKES YOU TO THE BRIDGE TO THE SUBWAY, ELEVATED SUBWAY SEE THE SNOW ON THE TOP THERE, BIG CHUNG OF THAT CAME — BIG CHUNK CAME CRASHING DOWN TO A CAR BELOW LET ME SHOW YOU WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE THIS MORNING GETTING PEOPLE TO WORK AND THIS IS WHEN IT WAS AN ALL- SNOW SITUATION MOUSE WERE OUT BOTH ON THE STREETS AND SIDEWALK PEOPLE WERE TAKING IT SLOW THEY SAID THE TANS WERE A MIXED BAG DEPENDING ON WHICH LINE YOU WERE LOOKING FOR IN THE QUEENS BOROUGH PLAZA, IT’S THE N, Q AND 7. WE SAW TRAIPSE RUNNING THROUGH ALTHOUGH THEY WERE DELAYED WE SAW A COUPLE OF PEOPLE RUNNING INTO QUEENS AND LISTEN TO WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY >> DIDN’T WAIT FOR LONG, JUST WAITING FOR TWO OR THREE MINUTES HERE MUCH IT’S BEEN OKAY >> WHAT ABOUT WALKING OUTSIDE? >> I THINK IT WILL BE WORST

LATER WHEN IT’S WETTER I THINK IT’S OKAY >> BUSES ATROCIOUS >> WHY? >> MOST OF THEM ARE DELAYED AND MOST ARE DELAYED AND YOU CAN’T GET ARN YOU CAN’T GET TO THE FERRY WITHOUT TAKING THE TRAIN >> I FOUND A FRIEND LIVE COME ON OVER HERE OH, I SEE WHAT YOU DO A ARE YOU DOING HERE? THIS IS IMPORTANT WHAT ARE YOU DOING? >> GETTING INTO — >> THE SIDEWALK >> SIDEWALK, YES >> THIS HERE, YOU’RE ALSO CLEANING OUT THAT STORM DRAIN; RIGHT? >> YES >> WE’RE GOING TO PROBABLY MAYBE SEE PROBLEMS LATER? >> YES >> BECAUSE I DO — BECAUSE THEY HAVE A LOT OVER THERE I HAVE TO OPEN THE LIGHTS I HAVE TO WALK INTO THE SIDEWALK >> ANGELA, LET’S GET A SHOT MUCH YOU COULD COME OVER? I WANT TO SHOW YOU GUYS, THIS IS WHAT’S HAPPENING, BUILD-UP OF SNOW AND SLUSH WILL BLOCK THE STORM DRAINS MY FRIEND IS TRYING TO GET THAT CLEAR, SO WE DON’T HAVE FLOODING LATER TODAY ALSO, FOLKS, TAKE CARE FOLKS ARE WALKING HERE THERE ARE PLOWS ON THE SIDEWALK IT’S CLEAR LEE, EVERYBODY HAS BEEN TALKING ABOUT THAT >> SECOND IN A ROUND, WILL GET LATER TODAY THEY ARE KEEPING UP WITH IT GETTING HERE AND WALKING HERE, IT’S PRETTY GOOD HOW ARE YOU GUYS DOING? WHAT WAS THAT