School closures announced for Wednesday due to Snow Fall in New York City and whole North East

By on Jan 12, 2011 in Science, United States, Weather, World Comments
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Due to heavy snowfall, school closures and delays in school opening were announced for Wednesday to ensure everyones safety, according to international sites.

The National Weather Service (NWS) in New England issued a weather forecasts saying that New York City and nearby areas including Connecticut and Boston, will experience an average of about 9 inches to a maximum of 12 inches in some areas by the afternoon, with reduced visibility and wind gusts up to 35 mph. The snow storm is expected to hit hard just before rush hour.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced their preparedness for the third storm that hit the city, after they were highly criticized for mishandling the blizzard experienced during the day after Christmas. The storm last Dec 26, 2010, surprised everyone with its strong wind and heavy snowfall of up to 29 inches, that kept a lot of people inside their homes due to the hundreds of streets that went unplowed, and passengers in subway stations were stranded and emergency calls went unattended because ambulances cannot pass through snow-filled streets. The city workers who are on 12-hour shifts, prepared more than 300 salt spreaders, 1,700 plows, and 200 front-end loaders, backhoes and Bobcats.



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