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Blizzard Hub: Flights Cancelled, Grocery Shelves Bare, County Bus System Halting

Stay posted with weather updates, cancellations, road and airport closures and more.

[Friday, 6:44 p.m.]

Westchester County's Bee-Line public bus system is sending out its last run of buses at 7 p.m., with the system expected to shut down for the night at 9 p.m. because of today's snow storm.

The Bee-Line system is expected to have normal service on Saturday, although delays should be anticipated because of road conditions.

[Friday, 4:44 p.m.]

As the snow piles up on roadsways and snarls traffic, air travel has ground to a halt -- commercial flights at Westchester County Airport have all been cancelled or delayed.

The Stop and Shop on n. Broadway has stripped shelves up and down several ailes; shoppers stocked up on produce and the like earlier today, before the snow hit.

[Friday, 2:30 p.m.]

The Citizens Bank branch in White Plans will close at 2 p.m, the bank announced.

For the most up-to-date information on branch hours, visit the Citizens Bank weather alert page. Customers can conduct also business via online banking or mobile banking or by calling the bank’s 24/7 customer contact center at 1-800-922-9999.

Is your business adjusting weekend hours because of the storm or cleanup? Post your business hours in the comments.

[Friday 11 a.m.]

White Plains public schools are closed Friday as heavy snow and gelid temperatures wallop the region.

The city is expected to receive between three and seven inches of snow Friday afternoon, with an additional six to 10 inches blanketing the area in the evening hours, according to the National Weather Service. The temperature will dip to about 21-degrees Friday night, and could be accompanied by winds around 40 miles-per-hour.

As of 11 a.m. Friday, the squall had already deposited a thin veneer of precipitation on White Plains roads and sidewalks. The DPW was salting walkways Friday morning.

State police are urging drivers to take heed.

"Historically, snow storms of this predicted magnitude have resulted in road closures and motorists becoming stranded on the highways," state police said in a release. "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," authorities added. "All vehicles abandoned on the roadway will be subject to immediate impoundment."

[Cancellations]

  • All White Plains Youth Bureau after-school programs have been canceled for Friday. All Youth Bureau programs and activities scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9, have also been canceled.
  • All Saturday activities at White Plains Library have been canceled.
  • The county Human Resources Department has postponed all civil service examinations scheduled for Saturday, Feb, 9 at White Plains High School.
  • The Hudson River Eaglefest scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9, is re-scheduled to Sunday, Feb. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson.
  • All classes at the Fire Training Center at the Department of Emergency Services in Valhalla are canceled for Saturday, Feb. 9.

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Check here for the snow-related information about local trains.

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For immediate updates on White Plains Recreation & Parks Department programs and activities, text RecAlerts to 888777. Residents can also call the Rec and Park hotline at (914) 422-1302 to receive information regarding cancellations.

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