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NYC Readies 300 Salt Trucks Ahead of Possible Snow Flurries

What to Know

  • NYC has readied 300 salt spreaders ahead of a “light snowfall” that could be heading to the area Thursday night, Mayor Bill de Blasio said

  • In a tweet Thursday afternoon, de Blasio “urge[d] every New Yorker to exercise caution travelling around the city.”

  • The city appears to be taking precautions following a November snowfall that sparked commuter chaos

New York City has readied 300 salt spreaders ahead of a “light snowfall” that could be heading to the area Thursday night, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

In a tweet Thursday afternoon, de Blasio “urge[d] every New Yorker to exercise caution travelling around the city.” The city could see snow flurries or a “light snow shower or two” Thursday evening, according to Storm Team 4.

“We are still expecting some light snowfall tonight, starting around 9 p.m.,” de Blasio tweeted.

“We are still expecting minimal accumulation, but out of an abundance of caution @NYCSanitation will have 300 salt spreaders ready across the city this afternoon,” he added.

We are continuing to monitor this as it develops, so I urge every New Yorker to exercise caution travelling around the city tonight — and keep an eye on @NotifyNYC for further updates throughout the day. https://t.co/1Ll7GN5SFy

— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) December 6, 2018

The city appears to be taking precautions following a November snowfall that sparked commuter chaos and prompted cries for the mayors resignation.

That six-inch snowfall — the first of the season — left travelers stranded at transit hubs, prompted traffic jams, stranded children in schools and downed trees.

At a press conference after the snowfall, de Blasio said the city was “trying to learn some lessons and figure out what we can do better.”

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