Late yesterday evening, the MTA sent out word via e-mail of their plans in preparation for the season’s biggest snow storm. Here are the complete details:
In preparation for the predicted snow storm set to strike the greater metropolitan region, NYC Transit and MTA Bus are taking steps to ready the subway and bus network for Monday morning’s commute.
The Department of Subways has positioned crews on equipment designed to clear the rails of ice and snow in known problem locations such as the Rockaways in Queens and the Dyre Ave line in the Bronx. During the overnight and early morning hours, Stations personnel will focus attention on station platforms and entrances to ensure they are as free of snow as possible, while crews from the Maintenance of Way Division will work to keep switches clear in order for subways to operate properly.
Crews from NYC Transit’s Department of Buses and MTA Bus will man snow fighting equipment to clear bus depot aprons to allow buses to pull out, as well as bus stops along certain routes. Supervisors in the Bus Command Center will also closely coordinate snow fighting efforts with the NYC Department of Sanitation during this weather event.
NYC Transit and MTA Bus plan to run a full rush hour complement of bus and subway service on Monday. However, given the predicted conditions customers are advised to factor in additional extra travel time to their normal commutes.
Customers can keep abreast of changes in regularly scheduled subway and bus service by logging on to www.mta.info and reviewing posted Service Alerts.
I will most likely be doing all of my work from home today so I will post any major updates if I can.
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