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Winter Storm Jonas Whips Through Westchester [Westchester Weather-Related Advisories]

The first snow storm of the winter is bringing fierce winds and heavy snow to the Lower Hudson region.

Westchester County — Winter Storm Jonas continues to whip throughout Westchester County Saturday evening. The wicked winter storm is packing high winds and bringing more accumulation to the Lower Hudson Valley than had been previously predicted in snowfall totals forecasts. As previously reported the smallest shift in the storm’s path up the East Coast could significantly alter total accumulations.

Bee-Line Bus System suspends service: Due to deteriorating weather conditions, the Bee-Line Bus System will suspend service on all its routes at 11 a.m. today (Saturday) until further notice. Buses currently on the roads will finish all of their routes and then return to their garages.

“It’s always safety first and the weather conditions have just made it impossible to keep our buses on the roads,” said County Executive Robert P. Astorino. “We will monitor the situation throughout the storm, but the buses will remain off the roads until conditions allow for their safe return.”

For the latest on Bee-Line bus and para-transit service, check for updated information and service alerts. Another way to stay connected is to subscribe to Transportation QuickNews alerts.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has declared a state of emergency for New York City and Long Island along with Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam counties. BW continues to track the latest developments, we have compiled weather-related advisories.

The following Westchester municipalities have issued weather-related advisories regarding today’s snow storm:

Bronxville: Parking enforcement rules are suspended through noon Sunday. No vehicles are permitted to be parked on any public street or roadway overnight. LK1 permit holders must move their vehicles off the road by 10 p.m. Friday. Parking is permitted in the Garden Avenue parking lot in the row closest to Garden Avenue and the merchant section of the Maltby parking lots until 9 a.m. Sunday.

Croton-on-Hudson: No cars are allowed on the street until the snow has ended and the roads are cleared. Even with a winter hardship permit, parked cars must be moved no later than 12 hours after the storm subsides.

Greenburgh: We currently have 35 trucks out plowing the roads. No trees have fallen. No reported power outages. We pre-treated the roads before the storm and are now on our second round – plowing the roads again. With the snow coming down – roads are slippery so it is recommended that you stay inside. Metered parking is suspended today, Saturday January 23rd.  Please refer inquiries to hartsdaleparking.com.  Be safe!

Harrison: A snow emergency is in effect through the weekend.

Mamaroneck Village: A snow emergency has been declared. The village asks all residents with driveways to park their cars in the driveways and reminds homeowners and businesses that sidewalks must be clean within two hours of the end of the snowfall, if it ends between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Mount Kisco: A snow advisory was declared and parking is prohibited on any street or roadway from midnight Sunday until 8 a.m. Those still on the street will be ticketed or towed. Free parking is available in all municipal parking lots during the advisory, but cars must be removed by 9 a.m. Sunday.

Mount Vernon: Declared a snow emergency. A travel ban has been issued for all nonessential emergency vehicles. This ban is in effect until further notice. The Doles Community Center, Benjamin Turner Middle School and Montefiore Hospital are operating as warming centers. Please call 911 in case of an emergency and 211 for non-emergency concerns. Please check on your neighbors and make sure they are safe and warm. Residents are advised to stay indoors. The Fleetwood Garage is open to the public to park their cars free of charge during the snow emergency. Interact with the city by using #MVReady on social media.

New Rochelle: Officials ask that people move their cars off the street to facilitate plowing. Downed trees should be reported to police at 914-654-2300. Lend ‪#‎NRFD‬ a hand by digging out fire hydrants in your neighborhood. Here’s more on Snow Regulations.  Visit www.newrochelleny.com, Facebook: /cityofnewrochelle or Twitter: @newrochelleny for more information.

Ossining Town: A snow emergency has been declared and is expected to stay in effect until 5 p.m. Sunday.

Ossining Village: Snow emergency has been declared.

Port Chester: A snow emergency has been declared and parking on the following streets is suspended from noon Sunday to midnight Monday for snow cleanup: Abendroth Avenue, North Main Street, South Main Street, South Regent Street, Westchester Avenue and Willet Avenue. Vehicles still on those streets during the allotted hours will be towed and impounded.

Rye: The city declared a snow emergency and requested residents with driveways to park their cars in the driveways and off city streets to allow snow-removal crews to do their work.

White Plains:  The city is reminding people not to leave vehicles parked on the street during the storm, so plows can clear the roads as quickly and completely as possible. Free parking is offered to residents for vehicles registered to addresses within the city at the Hamilton-Main and Chester-Maple parking garages through noon Sunday. There will be strict enforcement of the ban on overnight on-street parking.

Yonkers: Mayor Mike Spano declared a snow emergency Saturday, ordering all non-emergency vehicles off city roads. The city recycling center will close at noon Saturday. Alternate side street parking and parking meter rules are suspended through Sunday. For assistance, residents can call the Mayor’s 24-hour Hotline at 377-HELP (4357). Updates will be provided on the city’s Facebook page: /cityofyonkers and on Twitter: @cityofyonkers. The Yonkers Police non-emergency line is 914-377-7900.

Yorktown: Snow emergency declared; only vehicles with snow tires, tire chains or four-wheel drive are allowed on roads.

Stay tuned to BW for further winter storm related advisories regarding Winter Storm Jonas

EDITOR’S NOTE: We’ll be updating this story with the latest on the storm. Check back any time to stay up-to-date.

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