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Snow Storm: Travel ban in New York City, suburbs

By PTI
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New York, Jan 24: A travel ban was slapped on Jan 23 on New York and its suburbs, with authorities shutting roads and canceling rail service as a massive snow storm pummeling the US East Coast took aim at the Big Apple.

Road travel in the so-called downstate area of New York, Long Island and the lower Hudson valley was to begin at 2:30 pm, state Governor Andrew Cuomo announced.

Snowfall

Commuter trains connecting the suburbs to Manhattan were to be suspended from 4:00 pm, along with above-ground subway service.

Bus service in New York has also been cut off. "Public safety is job 1," Cuomo said on Twitter.

"This will very likely be one of the worst storms in City history. Go home. Stay home. Stay safe today," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted.

Public transit in Washington was shut down for the weekend, as was most rail service in Philadelphia as the monster storm -- dubbed "Snowzilla" -- dumped mounds of snow along the US East Coast. Up to two feet was expected in major cities.

AFP

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