Storm Hub: It's Beautiful Out There, Cold and Dangerous

Update, Friday, 12:30 p.m.

*Drivers are venturing out
, and citizens are at work clearing sidewalks and driveways while the DPW crews (at it all night) are still clearing roadways.

Sleepy Hollow Police Chief Gregory Camp advises people to not move your snow out into the roadway, and "clean cars off completely before driving." 

Tarrytown Police Lt. William Herguth reports one accident at 1:34 a.m. on Main Street, with a car striking a parked car on Main Street. The driver, a 40-year-old man, was taken to Phelps complaining of head pain. He cautions drivers now to avoid hills.

*Temperatures are FRIGID, with wind gusts making it feel much worse. The Metro NY Red Cross offers tips to protect against frostbite, hypothermia and, that other seasonal danger, fires. Read more here.

*Metro-North will be running on Saturday schedule for Friday. More info on trains here.

*Cancellations, closings: JCC on the Hudson Nursery School and Transfiguration School will be closed Friday, while public schools enjoy the last day of winter break anyway. Pocantico Hills schools are closed. The Y Early Learning Center will be closed Friday. The Main Street Facility will have a delayed opening at 12 noon. Phelps Child Care Center reports a delayed opening of 10 a.m. The JCC itself has reported it will closed Friday as well. Check WFAS Storm Center for the latest.

*Sleepy Hollow reports alternate side parking for Friday is still in effect. Friday trash collection is cancelled. 

*Remember to clear your hydrant if you have one in front of your house, and also: consider the postal service. Westchester District postal officials are reminding residents to include the mailbox in their snow removal routine since carriers depend on clear access for safe and timely mail delivery. 

*Non-emergency questions? Call United Way's 2-1-1. They are ready and prepared for whatever the storm brings and are working with all Westchester emergency departments to handle possible increases in calls. 

Taking snow photos? Check out our growing gallery and share some here. 

Thursday: Here we go.

The snow is expected to come on strong, in a "widespread blowing snow" fashion, as the National Weather Service calls it.

The NWS predicts for 10591 an overnight accumulation of 4 to 8 inches.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is gearing up for the worst, announcing the midnight closure of I-87 and the Thruway south of Albany through 5 a.m. FridayMore on the closure here.

"Do not travel," the NWS said in its warning. "If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you." 

For the latest on weather for Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, check the NWS site and the above window. 

Check the comments below for cancellations and local announcements and add your own.

Jerry Eimbinder January 01, 2014 at 05:14 PM
Krista Madsen (Editor) January 02, 2014 at 09:33 AM
Bee-Line transit running on or close to schedule with a few snow detours: Rt. 8 & 32-. Buses not traveling to Nodine Hill in Yonkers. Rt. 8 will travel on Nepperhan Ave. between Elm St. & Walnut St. instead. Westchester Airport is open but check with your airline for more.
Krista Madsen (Editor) January 02, 2014 at 09:36 AM
From Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner: "We anticipate a big winter storm tomorrow into Friday the worst of it will be Thursday night. To help our public works department clear the roads, please remove all vehicles from the roadway before you leave for leave for work in the morning. Some residents responded to my request for more snow angel volunteers a few weeks ago. If the snow storm is bad, I probably will receive more calls for snow angels. If you are able to help someone in your neighborhood clear snow from their walkway/driveway, please advise. If I receive calls from senior citizens/disabled residents I'll try to match up volunteers and those needing the service. Please e mail me at pfeiner@greenburghny.com."
Krista Madsen (Editor) January 02, 2014 at 01:41 PM
Nu Toys offer a pre-snow sale: "Snow is coming! Come buy some games and crafts to get you thru the snow day tomorrow!! All games 20%..."
Krista Madsen (Editor) January 02, 2014 at 02:32 PM
Tarrytown Board of Trustees work session for Thursday cancelled.
Krista Madsen (Editor) January 02, 2014 at 02:56 PM
From the Police Dept. and the Public Works Dept. of SH: “Alternate side parking is in effect for Friday, January 3rd”
Krista Madsen (Editor) January 02, 2014 at 04:41 PM
Tarrytown DPW announces: The Regular Recycling Collection schedule will resume on Wednesday, January 8, 2014.
Krista Madsen (Editor) January 02, 2014 at 08:23 PM
From Westchester Community College: "Due to the weather, Westchester Community College’s main campus and all extension locations will close at 5:00 p.m. today (Thursday, January 2). We have also decided to close the main campus and extensions for the entire day and evening on Friday, January 3. There will be no classes or activities during those times. Winter session class registration ends today. Students registering early for spring classes have until January 9 to pay for spring classes; at that time, classes will be dropped for non-payment. The in-person payment deadline for spring classes is 5:00 p.m. on January 9; the online payment deadline is 9:00 p.m. on January 9."


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