January 27, 2015
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Holds Morning Storm Briefing

Governor Cuomo Holds Morning Storm Briefing

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today held a morning storm briefing to discuss the winter storm and the reopening of roadways and public transportation in the Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island region.

Public Transportation

The PATH will resume service at 9:30 a.m. on a weekend schedule, and resume normal service on Wednesday.

Metro North, the Staten Island Railroad, and the Long Island Rail Road west of Babylon, Huntington, and Ronkonkoma will resume service at 12:00 p.m on a weekend schedule, and resume normal service on Wednesday. Information will be released later today regarding restoration of LIRR service further east.

MTA buses and subways will begin to resume this morning and by 12:00 p.m. will be operating on a Sunday schedule for the rest of the day and will resume normal service on Wednesday.


Roads and Bridges

The travel ban for all state and local roads has been lifted. Drivers should continue to use extreme caution and prepare properly as driving conditions remain poor and other states still may have travel bans in effect.

All Port Authority and MTA bridges are open.


Many flights remain canceled at LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy Airports. Travelers should contact individual airlines to see if their flights are delayed or canceled.

For more information or to keep up to date with the most recent information, New Yorkers can visit: http://ny.gov/blizzard2015.

Metro-North and LIRR customers can visit MTA.info and monitor MTA email and text message service alerts, or @LIRR or @MetroNorth on Twitter. For road updates, New York State provides a travel advisory system that features real-time travel reports and road conditions, which can be accessed by dialing 511 or online at www.511ny.org. Thruway motorists are encouraged to sign up for TRANSalert e-mails which provide the latest traffic conditions along the Thruway. Motorists can sign up for TRANSalerts here. Thruway travelers can also get real-time updates by following @ThruwayTraffic on Twitter or by visiting http://www.thruway.ny.gov to see an interactive map showing traffic conditions for the Thruway and other New York State roadways.

Governor Cuomo provides an update on Winter Storm Juno with local officials and first responders in Suffolk County.


Contact the Governor's Press Office

Albany Press Office: 518.474.8418

NYC Press Office: 212.681.4640