Gallery: 6 Things to Know About Winter Storm Nemo in NYC

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TRAINS ARE RUNNING BUT TRY TO GO HOME EARLY

While the MTA is up and running (see the latest updates on that here), "forecasts for accumulating snow may...require NYC Transit to shift the storage locations to subway cars indoors along underground express tracks. That means some express service will operate on the local tracks, while some lines will end earlier than normal this evening. Bus service is currently operating on a regular weekday schedule. As the storm progresses, service will be monitored on a route by route basis, and may be curtailed as conditions warrant." So if you can, try to see if your boss will let you out of work a bit early or possibly even work from home today.

SIGN UP FOR NOTIFY NYC

Notify NYC is New York’s official source for alerts and info about emergency events and city services. It’s free to register and you can get alerts via text or phone call, and the updates sent to you can be tailored to your specific neighborhood so you’re always in the know about what’s happening around you. Even if you don’t receive many alerts during this snow storm, it’s a good service to subscribe to for future inclement weather and possible disasters.

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DON’T DRIVE

This one is a no-brainer, but it warrants repeating because there’s always going to be some daredevil trying to navigate the roads no matter how bad the weather gets. Yesterday, the Mayor’s office sent out an alert saying that “The public is urged to avoid all unnecessary driving during the duration of the storm and, until further directed, to use public transportation wherever possible.” We understand that some people simply need to drive whether it be to make a living or to get somewhere but before you get behind the wheel later just consider the fact that if you do get stuck in the snow, or worse yet, into an accident, you’ll be inconveniencing and risking the lives of the city workers who’ll have to come and rescue you. So if you can, just use the subway or try to stay home.

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