blizzard

Blizzard causes long gas lines, shortages reminiscent of Sandy
Blizzard causes long gas lines, shortages reminiscent of Sandy
Northeast Cristabelle Tumola 2/08/2013 at 1:12PM

Though Friday’s blizzard won’t be as devastating as Sandy, at several area gas stations there have been long lines reminiscent of the fuel shortage following the superstorm. On Thursday evening, a line at a gas station in Whitestone off of Clintonville Street stretched around the block, but that wasn’t the only location in the tri-state [...]

Storm disrupts local transit, airport travel
Storm disrupts local transit, airport travel
News Queens Courier Staff 2/08/2013 at 12:18PM

In anticipation of Friday’s blizzard, the MTA has added extra trains to the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and Metro-North, and has cancelled weekend subway work. But as the weather conditions deteriorate, the MTA may need to cancel or make changes to service. Check the MTA website for any updates throughout the storm. LIRR The [...]

Snow starts in New York as city braces for blizzard
Snow starts in New York as city braces for blizzard
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 2/08/2013 at 9:05AM

UPDATE 4:30 p.m.:  Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency for New York. “As this winter storm unfolds, bringing heavy snow and high winds to parts of the state, I strongly urge all New Yorkers to exercise caution, avoid travel, and stay indoors,” said Cuomo. “To ensure an effective and rapid response to [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 2/08/2013 at 8:15AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Overcast with rain, then snow and rain in the afternoon. High of 39 with a windchill as low as 19F. Windy. Winds from the ENE at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Chance of precipitation 100% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible. Friday night: Overcast with snow. Low [...]

NYC area prepares for major snow storm
NYC area prepares for major snow storm
News Cristabelle Tumola 2/07/2013 at 11:34AM

For the first time this winter, the city is getting ready for a potentially powerful snow storm. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the flakes should start falling early Friday morning and the bad weather will continue through Saturday. Earlier in the day, the NWS  issued a winter storm watch for all of New [...]

City cashes out over 2010 blizzard
News Michael Pantelidis 1/03/2012 at 4:31PM

New York City is still settling with residents who suffered personal injuries or property damages during the blizzard of 2010 – and the costs continue to snowball. Across the five boroughs, the city has already reached settlements on 620 claims, doling out $1,855,152.53 due to damages its agencies caused during the snow storm. Queens has [...]