Mayor de Blasio Expects Schools to Reopen on Friday

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks with reporters on Wednesday, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

Mayor Bill de Blasio says he expects New York City’s public schools to reopen on Friday.

In the meantime, de Blasio says that “treacherous” weather conditions will mean a “tough evening commute” for anyone who didn’t follow officials’ advice to stay home on Thursday.

De Blasio says Queens has experienced “blizzard-like” conditions. He expects 6 to 10 inches of snow before it stops on Thursday night. It’s predicted the brutal cold and high winds will continue into the weekend.

De Blasio and Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia say New Yorkers should not expect to see black top on the roads anytime soon. Crews are aggressively battling nature, but the blowing snow and cold are hampering their work.

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