Massive Snowstorm Prompts NY Governor to Declare Emergency

MTA says bus service shutting down at noon in NYC
By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
January 23, 2016 Updated: January 23, 2016

NEW YORK—Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency as a massive storm blankets New York with up to two feet of snow.

Cuomo says there are no plans to shut New York City subways, Metro-North or the Long Island Rail Road but service may be curtailed.

MTA bus service in New York City will be shut down at noon.

Port Authority Executive Director Patrick Foye says most bus service out of the Port Authority Bus Terminal is canceled. Foye says Greyhound buses are operating northbound.

New Jersey Transit has canceled bus service.

Cuomo, Foye and other officials spoke at a briefing at the governor’s Manhattan office.

The state of emergency is in effect in New York City as well as Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam counties.