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SUN. UPDATE: Bee-Line Buses Running On or Close to Schedule

Bee-Line buses and Paratransit are running on or close to schedule.

Updated, Feb. 10, 11 a.m.

Bee-Line buses and Paratransit are running on or close to schedule.

Route 8 is on the standard snow detour.  No service to Nodine Hill in Yonkers.

Route 13B is avoiding Benedict Ave. in Tarrytown.

Route 19 is avoiding Greeley Ave. and King St. in Chappaqua, and Babbitt Road in Bedford.

Routes 15, and 40 are not serving Westchester Community College.

The Westchester County Airport is open.  Passengers should check with their carriers for specific flight information.

Updated, Feb. 9, 3:34 p.m.

Bee-Line buses are traveling with 15-20 minute delays.  Paratransit is running on or close to schedule.

Route 8 is on the standard snow detour.  No service to Nodine Hill in Yonkers.

Route 16 is avoiding Strawberry Rd. and Lexington Ave. in Yorktown.

Route 13B is avoiding Benedict Ave. in Tarrytown.

Route 19 is avoiding Greeley Ave. and King St. in Chappaqua, and Babbitt Road in Bedford. 

Routes 15, and 40 are not serving Westchester Community College.

The Westchester County Airport is open.  Passengers should check with their carriers for specific flight information.

For further information, log on to www.westchestergov.com/beeline bus.

Updated, Feb. 9, 12:05 p.m.

From State Police: "Interstate 84 in New York from the Pennsylvania to Connecticut state lines has been reopened to commercial traffic."

Updated, Feb. 9, 10:39 a.m. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo asks New Yorkers to avoid unnecessary travel so emergency workers can continue to clear roads.  

Updated, Feb. 9, 10:24 a.m.

Metro-North service on Hudson and Harlem lines to resume at 11 a.m. New Haven line service remains suspended. 

The following trains will resume first: 

Hudson Line (see a schedule)

-11:20 AM from Grand Central to Croton-Harmon

-11:45 AM from Grand Central to Poughkeepsie

-11:00 AM from Croton-Harmon to Grand Central

-11:40 AM from Poughkeepsie to Grand Centraln

Harlem Line (see a schedule)

-11:25 AM from Grand Central to North White Plains

-11:48 AM from Grand Central to Southeast

-11:06 AM from North White Plains to Grand Central

-11:13 from Southeast to Grand Central

Wassaic Branch service remains suspended.

Updated, Feb. 9, 8:46 a.m.

Bee-Line buses and Paratransit are traveling with 15-20 minute delays.

Updated, Feb. 9, 8:39 a.m.

Travel speed on the Tappen Zee Bridge is still restricted to 35 mph until further notice.

Updated, Feb. 9, 7 a.m.

New York State Police urge motorists to stay off the roadways in order to allow the local, county and state highway departments clear the remaining snow from the roadways. 
 

Metro North service still suspended service until further notice:

All Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Line service is suspended until further notice because of the severity of the storm which dropping over a foot of snow in some areas of our service region. 

Road conditions are in many areas dangerous, with many road closures in Metro-North's service territory.

All connecting services have also been suspended.

 

Update, 8:30 p.m. Feb. 8

Because of the accelerating severity of the storm as well as projected snowfall accumulations of more than a foot, Metro-North Railroad will begin a suspension of train service on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines at approximately 10 p.m. Friday.

Update, 4:30 p.m.


Until 8 PM, Metro-North will operate a reduced schedule.

Between 8 PM and 1 AM (Sat., 2/9), we will operate limited service.  On the Hudson Line, there will be hourly service in both directions. On the New Haven and Harlem Lines, there will be hourly inbound (to NY) service and half-hourly outbound service out of Grand Central.

 

Updated, 4 p.m. Feb. 8

I-84 is closed to commerical truck traffic: The New York State Department of Transportation and the New York State Police have directed that Interstate 84 from the Pennsylvania state line to the Connecticut state line is closed to commercial truck traffic due to the winter weather conditions.

The statement reads:

All commercial vehicles including large trucks (over 26,000 pounds GCWR/GVWR), tractors, tractor trailers and buses will not be permitted on the 70-mile stretch of highway effective immediately. The ban will remain in effect until further notice.

All motorists are reminded to drive with caution and to avoid unnecessary travel. It is anticipated that travel conditions will continue to deteriorate rapidly.

Update, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 8

New York State police issued a winter travel advisory:

State Police prepared for approaching winter storm
 
The New York State Police have a full complement of troopers and supervisors assigned to all shifts in preparation of a winter storm approaching the region.
 
Normal patrol coverage is being supplemented by members from the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit and Traffic Incident Management.  
 
State Police are coordinating with local County Emergency Operations Centers across the state as needed and are prepared for the potential increase in service calls for evacuations and medical emergencies.
 
State Police are advising motorists to avoid driving during the storm if at all possible and remind motorists if you must drive during a storm to be aware of changing weather and roadway conditions. Remember bridge and exit and entrance ramps can be icy when other road surfaces are not. Clean all snow and ice from the entire vehicle and ensure the windshield is clear of frost. If you do become stranded, stay with your vehicle and in an emergency dial 911.

 

Update, Thursday 11 p.m.

Winter Weather Advisory: MTA issues Special Snow Storm Service 

Metro North announced they're making changes to ensure passenger safety with the impending snowstorm.

That means extra trains during the early afternoon to bring customers home—resulting in reduced service during the afternoon/evening peak. Officials said train combinations and cancellations are possible at any time, but they may increase in likelihood as the evening progresses to prevent trains from becoming stranded during the storm.

Here is what they announced:

Metro-North will operate a regular schedule until 12 Noon.

Between 12 Noon and 8 PM, Metro-North will operate a revised schedule (see details below). Or see  our interactive schedules page. 

Details are as follows:

Hudson Line  (see a schedule)

Extra trains will depart from Grand Central at:

1:46 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie.
2:40 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie.
3:25 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie.
4:05 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie.
5:31 PM to Poughkeepsie and the 5:34 PM to Beacon are combined, departing at 5:34 PM, stopping at all stations between Croton-Harmon and Poughkeepsie

The following trains usually departing Grand Central will not operate:

The 5:57 PM to Croton-Harmon will not operate.
The 6:12 PM to Poughkeepsie will not operate.
The 6:20 PM to Croton-Harmon will not operate.

Harlem Line (see a schedule)

Extra trains will depart from Grand Central at:

1:45 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then all stations between Chappaqua and Southeast.
3:14 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then White Plains and North White Plains only.
3:37 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, White Plains, then all stations between Goldens Bridge and Southeast.
4:08 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then all stations between Chappaqua and Southeast.

The following trains usually departing Grand Central will not operate or will make additional stops:

The 5:25 PM to Brewster will not operate.
The 5:54 PM to Crestwood will not operate.
The 6:02 PM to Wassaic will not operate.
The 6:09 PM to Brewster will make additional stops at Goldens Bridge, Purdy's and Croton Falls.  A Wassaic shuttle will connect with this train at Southeast.
The 7:27 PM to North White Plains will not operate.

New Haven Line (see a schedule)

Extra trains will depart from Grand Central at:

12:04 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.
1:04 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.
1:59 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Stamford, then all stations to South Norwalk. 
2:04 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.
2:28 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then all stations between New Rochelle and Harrison.
2:31 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.
2:59 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then all stations between Stamford and South Norwalk.
3:02 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then all stations between New Rochelle and Harrison.
3:23 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Stamford, Westport, and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.
3:27 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then all stations between New Rochelle and Harrison.
4:02 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Stamford, and all stations between Bridgeport and New Haven.
5:20 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then all stations between Mount Vernon East and Harrison.
6:02 PM, stopping at all stations between Mount Vernon East and Harrison.

The following trains usually departing Grand Central will not operate or are combined:

The 5:17 PM to Harrison and the 5:20 PM to New Rochelle are combined, departing Grand Central at 5:20 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street and all stations between Mount Vernon East and Harrison.
The 5:36 PM to Harrison will not operate.
The 5:59 PM to Harrison and 6:02 PM to New Rochelle are combined, departing Grand Central at 6:02 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street and all stations between Mount Vernon East and Harrison.
The 6:11 PM to New Haven will also stop at South Norwalk and Westport.
The 6:17 PM to Bridgeport will not operate.
The 6:38 PM to Harrison will not operate.
The 7:11 PM to Harrison will not operate.
The 8:04 PM to New Haven will not operate.

As the evening progresses, train service may be reduced or suspended depending upon weather conditions so that no trains become stranded. 

Roads, Highways

Update, Thursday 6 p.m.

The New York State Police issued a winter travel advisory, shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday, "advising motorists in the Hudson Valley region to refrain from all unnecessary travel on Friday."

"Historically, snow storms of this predicted magnitude have resulted in road closures and motorists becoming stranded on the highways," officials said. "It is anticipated that travel conditions will deteriorate rapidly beginning in the late morning and continuing into the evening hours. Sporadic closures of sections of I-84, the Taconic State Parkway and I-684 throughout the day are anticipated. All vehicular traffic, particularly commercial motor vehicles, are advised to avoid these roadways. All vehicles abandoned on the roadway will be subject to immediate impoundment."

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