The state is also taking its own measures; Governor Cuomo has implemented a travel ban prohibiting all tractor trailers from driving on the Thruway and Interstate 81, as well as a number of other highways in the Southern Tier.
The New York City Department of Sanitation estimates that it collects an average of 1,700 tons of plastic bags per week, costing $12.5 million per year in disposal expenses.
But not in northern NY.
Governor Cuomo has announced a tractor ban on the New York State Thruway and select interstates across New York as blizzard and winter storm warnings are in effect across the state.
A large storm is set to hit NY on Tuesday that could dump between 12 and 18 inches of snow on the city.
Andrew Cuomo, has declared a state of emergency over the impending snowstorms, just as the United Nations headquarters issued notice of closure. Above-ground service on the subway has already been suspended, starting at 4 a.m. Tuesday.
The National Weather Service (NWS) warned some 50 million people from Pennsylvania to ME of a "rapidly intensifying nor'easter" that was unusual for so late in the winter.
A blizzard warning in effect from late Monday night through Tuesday night for New York City, western Long Island and the lower Mid-Hudson Valley.
"We deployed accordingly, so New York City and Long Island had been the focus of our activity".
Another round of snow is forecast for about 5 a.m. on Wednesday before flurries subside at the end of rush hour. The heaviest snowfall is expected Tuesday morning through the afternoon.
At LaGuardia and JFK airports, most of the flights were cancelled. A spokesman for the Senate Republicans said only that Cuomo's entire budget proposal was under review. Amtrak is planning to operate on a modified schedule in the Northeast, with no Acela Express service between NY and Boston.
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