Cuomo Urges New Yorkers to Prepare for Sub-Zero Conditions
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is warning residents to prepare for potentially dangerous conditions as an arctic cold front brings wind chill temperatures below zero for most of the state.
Cuomo on Sunday urged New Yorkers to refrain from going outside over the next couple of days unless absolutely necessary.
The governor also lifted the ban for all tractor-trailers and buses on major New York roads. The ban had gone into effect Saturday afternoon as the storm intensified.
Meteorologists expect wind chills of 25 to 35 below zero upstate through Monday afternoon. In the Lower Hudson Valley, there's concern for flash freezing on the roads.
Wind gusts may also lead to areas of blowing and drifting snow, causing reduced visibility and snow-covered roads.
The cold will begin to moderate by Tuesday with temperatures in the Albany area expected to reach the low 20s, while Buffalo could see mid- to upper 20s.
The storm system has dumped anywhere from 10 to 15 inches of snow upstate, with up to 20 inches in the higher elevations.
New York City and the metro region got mostly rain.