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Aftermath: Transit Update, Closings, Outages, Snow-Covered Roads, Photos

12:50PM—Bee-Line buses and Paratransit vehicles are running with approximately 45 minute delays. These routes are traveling on standard snow detours:
  • Route 6U-no service in the Uniontown area of Hastings. Bus will travel like the regular Route 6 using Broadway instead.
  • Routes 8 & 32-avoiding Nodine Hill. Detour will travel on Nepperhan Ave. between Elm St. and Walnut St.
  • Route 9-avoiding Walsh Rd, Vineyard Ave., and Father Finian Sullivan Sr.  Bus travels on Palisades Ave., Ashburton Ave., Park Ave., and North Broadway instead.
  • Routes 13 & 19-no service to the Ossining Railroad Station. Service will start and end at Spring St. and Waller Ave.
  • Route 16-no service to Strawberry Rd. and Lexington Ave.  Bus will operate on Rt. 6 instead.
  • Route 30–no service on Stone Ave. and Fortfield Ave. Bus will travel on Lockwood Ave. and Mile Square Rd. instead.

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11:46AM—
Con Ed is working on pockets of scattered outages, including 25 customers in Port Chester, two near White Plains and single customers in Yorktown and Peekskill. Check the map in the utility's online storm center for details. 

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10:40AM—
How many of you are playing in the snow with the kids on this Valentine's Day? Share your photos on Patch (through the Blogs or Conversations tabs) or use one of these hashtags when you post on social media: #westchestersnow #rocklandsnow #putnamsnow

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9:29AM—The northbound Bronx River Pkwy, closed at 5:30 a.m. in Greenburgh due to a disabled plow truck, has been reopened.

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8:30AM—
Bee-Line buses and Paratransit service will start at 9:15 a.m.  Passengers should expect some delays.

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8:28AM—
The ban on commercial vehicles on Interstate 84 has been lifted.

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8:21AM—
Since last night some school districts have updated their decision on whether to run on a delay or close. Here is the latest:
  • Bedford: Closed
  • Brewster: Closed
  • Briarcliff: Closed
  • Bronxville: 10 a.m. start
  • Carmel: Closed
  • Chappaqua: Closed
  • Croton-Harmon: Closed
  • Dobbs Ferry: Closed
  • Eastchester: Closed
  • Hendrick Hudson: Closed
  • Katonah-Lewisboro: Closed
  • Lakeland: Superintendent's Conference Day canceled
  • New Rochelle: Closed
  • Ossining: Closed
  • Peekskill: Closed
  • Pleasantville: Closed
  • Port Chester-Rye: Closed
  • Rye: Two-hour delay
  • Scarsdale: Closed
  • Somers: Closed
  • Tarrytowns: Staff development at 10 a.m.
  • Tuckahoe: Closed
  • White Plains: Closed
  • Yorktown: Closed
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8AM—
The ban on commercial traffic on Interstate 84 remains in effect. Here is a statement from New York State Police:

State Police are advising motorists to use extreme caution if travel is necessary. Many roads remain snow covered and slippery. Interstate 84 in particular is snow covered and a hazard for commercial vehicles. The ban imposed on all commercial vehicles will remain until conditions improve. State Police will continue to monitor road conditions and consult with the State Department of Transportation and lift the ban as soon as road conditions improve.

Click here for a map of the Hudson Valley that shows incidents, closures, winter road conditions—many are categorized as "severe" right now—and more. 

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7:43AM—
Village of Brewster offices will be open after 10:30 a.m. 

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7:20AM—Due to the inclement weather and poor road conditions, Eastchester school officials decided to close Feb. 14 rather than keep to the 3-hour delay announced last night. 

Eastchester schools will now be open on Thursday, February 20 and Friday, February 21 to make up for the extra snow days.

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6:52AM—
Putnam County issued this alert:

  • All non-essential Putnam County offices will be closed today, Feb. 14.
  • Putnam County public transit operations are canceled. This includes PART and all Pre K and Early Intervention transportation. Paratransit with the exception of the morning critical-care medical appointments will be rescheduled through the transportation dispatch center.
  • The PART System will resume normal operations Saturday February 15, 2014.
  • All Putnam County Senior activities are canceled for Friday February 14, 2014. This includes Office For the Aging administrative offices.

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6:15AM—
Con Ed reports 336 customers in a residential area between Chappaqua and Pleasantville have only partial power.

The estimated restoration time is 11 a.m.

Power outages yesterday during the brunt of Winter Storm Pax were few: most in New Rochelle and a few in North Castle. All were restored.

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5:12AM—Metro North is running a Saturday schedule. 

The railroad's officials decided the limited service would work for them and commuters "due to the severe impact of the winter storm on our service territory and projected lower ridership." Here's the text of this morning's release:

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) expects most Friday morning rush hour service to operate as planned, but heavy overnight snowfall may lead to further service changes in northern points of the MTA Metro-North Railroad network. Weather- related delays remain possible on all services and customers should consult www.mta.info before starting their morning commute.

 Metro-North plans to operate a Saturday service, which is about 40% of normal weekday service. However, service is subject to change depending on conditions north of Croton-Harmon on the Hudson Line, north of North White Plains on the Harlem Line, and north of Stamford on the New Haven Line. The first trains operating from those terminals will be diesels to ensure they can plow through any accumulated snow. Off-peak fares will be charged.

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4:29AM—Bee-Line buses and Paratransit are not operating at this time. Service will start once road conditions permit safe operations.

 

Ashley Tarr contributed to this post.
tom February 14, 2014 at 07:33 AM
My hudson line train was standing room only this morning. People standing in the aisles. They needed to run a few more trains.
jo February 14, 2014 at 10:45 AM
does Peekskill own a plow... just tried to get into Peekskill via 202 total chaos.. rt 6 no better... Cortlandt 202 fine.. Peeskill not a plow in site.. what a shame

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