NYC, Lakewood ‘Snow Alert’ Starts at 6 a.m. Tuesday

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New York City and Lakewood’s sanitation departments have issued a “snow alert” starting at 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Personnel are getting equipment and supplies ready. Sanitation is coordinating snow clearing protocol with the Office of Emergency Management and the transportation department.

The National Weather Service is predicting around 1 to 3 inches of snow Tuesday in New York City and its suburbs to the east and north. For Lakewood, total accumulation is between 2 and 4 inches, along with a trace of ice. Ice will probably form after the snow, since temperatures are expected to fall below the freezing point on Tuesday night.

Information about storm responses in New York City can be obtained on the city’s website or by calling 311. New Yorkers are also encouraged to sign up for the Notify NYC system. It sends information through phone calls, text messages and email alerts.