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White Plains Storm Hub: White Plain Schools Closed Friday, Tappan Zee Now Open to Passenger Cars, MTA Trains On Reduced Schedule

Check here throughout the day for updates on storm related closings and interruptions in White Plains.

Update, 5:30 a.m. Friday: More snow is expected today, with a northwest wind of 16 to 23 miles per hour expected, according to the National Weather Service. Wind gusts are expected to reach as high 33 miles per hour, creating hazardous travel conditions this morning.

The White Plains Schools District announced that all schools are closed Friday and the MTA announced that trains are running on Saturday's schedule today.

Bee-Line buses and Paratransit vehicles will start service when weather conditions permit safe operations. The Westchester County Airport is open, but passengers should check with their carrier for specific flight information.

Gov. Cuomo announced this morning that passenger cars were being  allowed on I-87, between exit 24 in Albany and the New York City border, at 5 a.m. The commercial vehicle ban remains in effect until 8 a.m.

On Interstate 84,  between the Pennsylvania and Connecticut borders, the ban on commercial and passenger vehicles has been extended extended until 8 a.m.

On the Long Island Expressway in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, the ban on commercial and passenger vehicles has been extended until a.m.

      All roads will be open to all traffic at 8 a.m.

      “Safety remains our top priority,” Cuomo said in a statement. “I urge all New Yorkers to take every precaution as we wait out the remainder of this winter storm. Check on your neighbors and loved ones, and only travel if absolutely necessary.”

      The Tappan Zee Bridge will open at 5 a.m. to passenger vehicles with a reduced speed limit of 35 mph. The ban on commercial vehicles remains in place until 8 a.m.
      A Winter Weather Warning remains in effect for southern Westchester County until 1 p.m. today. Check the widget above for the most current weather forecast throughout the day.

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      Update, 4 p.m.: White Plains residents are being advised to move their cars off the streets to allow crews enough space to work. As a courtesy, the city is offering free parking for vehicles registered to addresses within the White Plains in the Hamilton-Main and Chester-Maple parking garages from 5 p.m. today through 5 p.m. Friday,

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      The National Weather Service is forecasting snow through the day, with blizzard like conditions during rush hour. A winter weather warning  goes into effect at 6 p.m. today and is scheduled to end 1 p.m.  Friday.

      For the latest on Bee-Line bus and para-transit service, check for updated information and service alerts. Another way to stay connected is to subscribe toTransportation QuickNews alerts.

      For status on Westchester County Airport flights, check for updated information and alerts. Passengers are encouraged to contact airlines for status on flights.

      Check out the Winter Safety Tips from the Health Department.

      If you lose power, please remember to report it directly to Con Ed or NYSEG. The phone numbers and Web site links are:

      • ConEd power outage or gas and electrical service problems: (800) 752-6633 or  (800-75-CONED)

      • NYSEG electricity power outage: (800) 572-1131

      NYSEG natural gas power outage : (800) 572-1121

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