STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The New York City Emergency Management Department has issued a travel advisory due to expected snow and possible freezing precipitation Monday night into Tuesday.

“New Yorkers should prepare for hazardous travel conditions tonight and tomorrow,” said NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Zach Iscol. “With cold temperatures and steadily accumulating snowfall overnight, there’s a good chance for slick snow-covered roadways and travel delays during the morning commute. We’re also closely monitoring the potential for freezing precipitation and a light wintry mix that may result in patchy ice in the late morning through the early afternoon.”

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Weather Advisory in effect citywide from 8 p.m. Monday until 1 p.m. Tuesday. The latest NWS forecast calls for light snow to begin as early as 8 p.m. Monday, becoming increasingly steadier and heavier overnight.

The Emergency Management Department warned that freezing precipitation Tuesday may result in an instant layer of ice, particularly on non-snow-covered or exposed roadways that are untreated and/or elevated, such as bridges. The department urged New Yorkers to be mindful of unsafe conditions, not only while driving, but also to avoid slips and falls. The most likely window for freezing precipitation is between about 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the city.

“With snowfall projected to hit our area this evening into tomorrow morning, New Yorkers should take the necessary precautions to remain safe,” said New York City Mayor Eric Adams. “While it’s been nearly two years since New York City experienced more than an inch of snowfall, all relevant city agencies have been activated and are prepared to handle whatever comes our way. As a reminder, New Yorkers should sign up for Notify NYC to keep up to date on winter weather.”

Accumulations of two to three inches are expected by daybreak Monday, likely resulting in slippery roads for the morning commute. The northern portions of the city could see as much as four inches of snow, according to forecasters.

NYC Emergency Management has proactively activated the city’s Winter Weather Emergency Plan in response to the forecasted conditions. This includes conducting coordination calls with the NWS and city and state agencies and utility partners, and bolstering staffing at the Emergency Operations Center. In addition, the New York City Department of Sanitation has issued a snow alert for Monday, beginning around 6 p.m. and remaining in effect through 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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