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Old 01-27-15, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by wphamilton View Post
New York was shut down for two inches of snow?
The Central Park totals were nearer 8" but the shutdown started late last night in advance of the wors of the storm and were based on a predicted 12-18". As so often happen the storm wobbled east a bit so the worst of was felt on the eastern end of Long Island, and points East, like Cape Cod.

I have mixed feelings about the level of emergency shutdowns, but a major benefit is less secondary damage to our rail systems, and a faster more effective clean up. It also pays to consider that a much smaller percentage of private vehicles these days have snow tires, and the so-called all weather tires people use simply don't cut it in snow over an inch or so.

BITD NY approached things differently leaving roads open, but assessing a hefty fine for anyone stalled on a snowy roadway without snow tires.
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