Schools open, subway service near normal following winter storm

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Transportation is running close to normal. Credit: Getty Images

The snow has stopped falling, schools are open, and trains are running, but New Yorkers can expect bitterly cold temperatures to linger for a few days.

Below-zero wind chills are expected in the five boroughs from now until Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

Temperatures of about 10 to 13 degrees and north winds of about 15 to 25 mph will result in wind chills as low as 5 to 10 degrees below zero. As temperatures rise slightly to the mid and upper teens and winds diminish to around 15 mph this afternoon, wind chills are expected to improve only slightly to between zero and minus 5 degrees.

Weather officials urged anyone going outdoors to wear a hat and gloves to help protect against the risk of frostbite and hypothermia.

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña decided late Tuesday night that all New York City public schools would open on Wednesday. The department warned, however, that travel conditions may be difficult and that families should exercise their own judgement when taking kids to school.

The city’s subways will run on a normal schedule Wednesday, with express service restored in the morning, according to the MTA.

City buses will be running at about 80 to 90 percent of normal levels, but service is subject to change based on street conditions. The Long Island Rail Road is operating on a weekend schedule and Metro North is running at about 80 to 85 percent of its normal weekday service.

All commuters should plan for extra travel time and check the MTA’s website for updates.

Hundreds of flights were canceled yesterday at the city’s three major airports. Travelers can check FlightAware.com to find out the status of their flights.

New Yorkers can check PlowNYC to track the snow clearing progress in their neighborhood. Alternate-side parking is suspended, but meter rules remain in effect.



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