The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for New City and the surrounding area that will remain in effect until 1 p.m. Friday.
The warning calls for "heavy snow, strong winds and dangerously cold wind
chills" Thursday night through Friday morning.
Though only a light covering of snow fell Thursday morning, the projected accumulation could still be six to 10 inches. Temperatures are expected to drop into the teens overnight, with wind chills as low as minus-10 Friday morning.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned that the state may close major highways before the worst of the storm hits. Read more here.
Rockland County Office of Fire and Emergency Services and Orange & Rockland Utilities issued warnings Tuesday regarding the projected snow and windy conditions.
The Town of Clarkstown rescheduled its reorganization meeting for Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. and the County Legislature moved its reorganization to Monday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. Clarkstown schools are on holiday recess until Monday. Check here for additional cancellation notices.
New York State Police issued safety tips for driving in what are expected to be extremely hazardous conditions.
County officials say they are ready for the snowstorm and have been prepping all day.
O&R asks customers to clear ice and snow from meters and other gas equipment and vents for safety reasons. The U.S. Postal Service asked that residents do the same for mailboxes to make conditions safer for carriers. Read more tips.
The governor declared a state of emergency statewide and announced major highways will be closing at midnight.
Rockland residents are urged not to use alternative sources of heat and to protect water pipes. Read about precautions you can take.