Cuomo Declares State Of Emergency, Overnight Closures Of I-84, I-87

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday afternoon that stretches of Interstate 84 and Interstate 87 will be closed starting at midnight in anticipation of the snowstorm sweeping through the region picking up in intensity.

Cuomo declared a State of Emergency as the storm is expected to affect the entire state.

"Mother Nature is starting the new year showing us who's really in charge," Cuomo said.

I-84 will be closed from the Pennsylvania state line to the Connecticut state line. I-87 will be closed south of Albany. Cuomo also announced I-84 from the Pennsylvania state line to the Connecticut state line will be closed to commercial truck traffic beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Cuomo urged New Yorkers to avoid traveling and stay inside their homes until the worst of the storm has passed.


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tommy.meehan.77:

The City usually has a policy of opening the school buildings even if they can't follow a normal curriculum. Some parents have to work and there's no one to watch the kids. Also, the forecast for parts of the city seem less severe, 3-6 inches.

All after-school activities on Friday have been cancelled but the Chancellor has announced a decision on whether to cancel regular classes will not be made until early Friday morning. The NYC Board of Ed is saying for now (6PM) parents should plan on schools being open.

hulkpage:

I declared a state of emergency when this blowhard was elected.....

joanne.formisano:

Still wondering if NYC schools will close.

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