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Weather could disrupt Thanksgiving travel


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of NOAA/NASA

The weather could put a damper on holiday travel plans this Thanksgiving.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), moderate to heavy rains are continuing to move over the southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions while light snow is continuing from Ohio eastward through central New England.

The NWS has issued winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories for a large area from the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys eastward across the Appalachians to the interior Mid-Atlantic region and the Lower Great Lakes as well as interior New England.

Flood watches are in effect for parts of the Northeast, Carolinas and Northwest.

CNN reported that bad weather has already disrupted the west, from California to Texas, and could bring snowy and icy conditions to the East. But rain is only likely in New York.

Windy conditions however, could compromise the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons. According to CNN, authorities are prepared to pull them from the parade if sustained winds exceed 23 mph on Thursday.

To see how the weather is affecting flights around the country, visit www.flightaware.com.

 

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Thanksgiving Weekend Mass Transit Schedules


| brennison@queenscourier.com

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, mass transit will be running special schedules between Wednesday, November 23 and Sunday, November 27 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

MTA

Trains and buses will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving.  On Black Friday, service will operate on a weekday schedule with some exceptions.  There will be less service, especially during rush hour and no Limited Stop service on the Q6, Q25 and Q65.  For more information visit www.mta.info

Long Island Rail Road

Additional trains will operate today, Wednesday, November 23, and on Thanksgiving.  There will be nine extra trains today departing Penn Station between 2:10 and 3:48 p.m.

Twenty-two extra trains have been added on Thanksgiving for those attending the Parade or visiting their families – including nine extra westbound and 13 extra eastbound trains. The extra east bound trains will depart Penn Station between 11:33 a.m. and 2:03 p.m.  Cars will also be added to select trains to accommodate holiday travelers.  Off-peak fares will be in effect for the entire weekend.  For more information visit www.mta.info/lirr

Metro-North Railroad

Extra trains on will begin departing Grand Central at 1 p.m. today.  During the evening peak several trains will be combined or eliminated due to decreased ridership.  On Thanksgiving Day, Metro-North will operate a holiday schedule with extra morning inbound service for those going to see the Macy’s Parade.  There will also be extra late morning and early afternoon outbound service.

On Black Friday, Metro-North will operate a Saturday schedule with extra service during the morning and evening peaks. Off-peak fares will be in effect for the entire four-day holiday weekend.  For more information visit http://www.mta.info/mnr/