MTA Weather Advisory

MTA Prepares for Winter Storm Juno

Several areas of the MTA Service Area including New York City, the Hudson Valley and Long Island are currently under a Blizzard Watch with forecasts calling for anywhere from 12 to 20 inches or more of snow and blizzard-like conditions for portions of Monday, January 26th and Tuesday, January 27th. Travel will be hazardous, especially during the evening rush hour. Bus, commuter-rail, and subway service could be curtailed on a route-by-route basis, depending on conditions and snow-removal operations. As a result, commuters should consider working from home if at all possible. Monitor this page, Service Status, and local news reports for additional information as the weather system approaches.

New York City Transit

NYC Transit personnel are in place to clear platforms and stairs of snow.  De-icers and snow-throwers have been strategically deployed to focus on outdoor areas and open cuts that are the most susceptible to high snow accumulations. 

The MTA is planning to operate normal bus service tomorrow morning, but depending on road conditions, service may be curtailed as the day progresses. All local buses, including articulated buses, will have chains or snow tires installed by tomorrow’s PM rush hour.

Paratransit customers may experience additional travel and wait times. 

Long Island Rail Road

Platforms and stairways will continue to be cleared and salted. LIRR station waiting rooms will remain open around-the-clock now through Friday afternoon, January 30, to provide shelter for customers waiting for trains during cold and inclement weather.
Extra engineers and signal maintainers are being called in.

Metro-North Railroad

Extra engineers and signal maintainers are being called in.Metro-North will take steps to ensure that switches – the interlocking tracks that allow rail traffic controllers to route trains from one track to another – are working throughout the storm. The railroad is activating switch heaters, lubricating the switches and treating them with anti-freeze agents. Rail Traffic Controllers will activate the switches to keep them from freezing shut. In addition, track workers will be positioned in critical locations to be able to respond if any difficulties do crop up at switches.

Bridges and Tunnels

MTA Bridges and Tunnels is ready to battle winter weather with 97 conveyors, pay loaders, front loaders and pick-up trucks with plows to clear snow, along with nearly 9,000 tons of anti-corrosive de-icer.