Sunday, February 9, 2014

More Snow Coming Tonight To Roosevelt Island Says RIOC - Be Prepared With Advice From NYC Office Of Emergency Management

Roosevelt Island resident Diana Desrocher shares

these pictures from a snowy

Roosevelt Island taken earlier this month

Image From Diana Desrocher

There's snow here again tonight. According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):
The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has issued a Travel Advisory for Monday, February 10th, 2014. The National Weather Service has forecast 1 to 2 inches of snow and accumulation this evening. Snowfall is expected to taper off by midnight. Temperatures will be in the 20's. For more information, please see the attached advisory.

Monday AM Rush Impacted

Temperatures Remain Below Freezing on Monday and Tuesday

For Motorists

If you must drive a vehicle, monitor weather and traffic reports for the latest road conditions. Use mass transportation whenever possible.

Use major streets or highways for travel whenever possible as these roadways will be cleared first.

Drive slowly. Vehicles, including those with 4-wheel drive, take longer to stop on snow and ice than on dry pavement.

Keep the name and phone number of at least one local towing service in your car in case you break down or become stuck in the snow.

If you get stuck on the road stay with your car and contact a towing company.

For Pedestrians

Exercise caution and avoid slippery surfaces; some ice may not be visible.

Wear layers including a hat, gloves and scarf to stay protected from the cold. And, keep clothes and shoes dry.

Keep fingertips, earlobes, and noses covered if you go outside.

Have heightened awareness of cars, particularly when approaching or crossing intersections.

Tips for Staying Warm

Exposure to cold can cause life-threatening health conditions. Avoid serious conditions such as frostbite and hypothermia, by keeping warm.

Wear a hat, hood, and scarf.

Wear layers, as they provide better insulation and warmth.

Keep fingertips, earlobes, and noses covered if you go outside.

Keep clothing dry; if a layer becomes wet, remove it.

Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group
More snow info from the Roosevelt Island Twitterverse:
and Roosevelt Island See Click Fix 311 today:
The path between the tennis courts and softball field at the Octagon

is never salted or plowed when it snows. It is heavily traveled, and is extremely slippery when frozen. Why is this dangerous condition allowed?
Stay warm and safe.