Schools closed, state workers told to stay home in NY

New York prepares for blizzard	 	 	 			From Getty Images

New York prepares for blizzard From Getty Images

A temporary tractor trailer ban on the New York State Thruway, I-81, I-84, I-86/Route 17 and I-88 went into effect at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The Cuomo plan "rectifies in a fair and equitable fashion the disadvantage NY businesses now confront", the council added.

New York City Transit will also keep an eye on storm conditions for subways and buses.

"We are closely monitoring this storm as it develops and I am directing all state agencies to be on alert and ready to respond as the weather develops", Governor Cuomo said today.

"In total, 50 million people along the northeast region are set to be affected by the storm and temperatures will be 15 to 30 degrees below normal for this time of the year", according to the service.

News10NBC will be tracking the snow all day.

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Early this morning, Governor Andrew Cuomo declared the state of emergency with all 62 NY counties to be affected by this nor'easter.

Metro-North train service was suspended into and out of Grand Central Terminal.

A blizzard warning in effect from late Monday night through Tuesday night for New York City, western Long Island and the lower Mid-Hudson Valley.

Another round of snow is forecast for about 5 a.m. on Wednesday before flurries subside at the end of rush hour.

Capital Region snowfall is expected to be heaviest in the south and east, with up to 24 inches possible through Tuesday night, he said.

The airline-tracking site FlightAware says more than 3,000 Tuesday flights are already canceled.

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