MTA gears up for blast of winter
Transit authorities are on alert for Friday afternoons forecasted blast of wintry weather, with snow blowers, deicing trains and extra manpower at the ready.
The National Weather service expects between three and six inches of slow and sleet Friday with highs in the mid-30s and lows in the mid-20s.
The morning rush hour will see some flurries, but the evening commute will take the biggest hit with the onset of an intense wintry mix, according the weather service. Transit will deploy snow clearing and deicing equipment to keep platforms, stairs and outdoor tracks clear, transit officials said.
Salt-spreading and snow plow-equipped trucks will also be available to clear the way for buses.
-- Marlene Naanes