Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared on Thursday a state of emergency for both New York City and surrounding suburbs as Winter Storm Grayson continues to hit the area with heavy snowfall, over 40 mph winds and white-out conditions. While some New Yorkers are enjoying a snow day at home, many have to trek outside to get to work. Before heading outside to deal with the frigid conditions, the city’s Department of Sanitation has released an interactive map, PlowNYC, to see if and when your street has been plowed and salted.
Updated every fifteen minutes, the map displays every borough and color-codes streets by its snow removal designation (critical, sector, haulster and non-DSNY) as well as the snow vehicle activity on each street. Most recently plowed streets are colored green, followed by blue, yellow and orange. Users can enter their address to view their block and zoom in to see specific streets.
Mayor Bill de Blasio urged New Yorkers to stay off the roads while the city clears the roads and said any vehicles blocking the roads will be towed:
With the snow coming down, you may not see pavement right away. But @NYCSanitation is out in full force with 1,500 plows and 693 salt spreaders on the streets.
— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) January 4, 2018
Cuomo also pushed New Yorkers to stay home and stay off the streets: “We will continue to monitor the storm and have deployed hundreds of assets and personnel across the state and on Long Island, ready to respond and assist impacted communities. I ask all New Yorkers to stay informed, and continue to prepare for cold and snow.”
Track the plows’ progress with the map found here.
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