MTA on New York Snow: Are Subways Closed, Delayed Due to Weather?

Snow is currently falling at a rapid pace in New York City on Thursday, and many are wondering what’s going to happen with the Subway system.

As of 1:50 p.m. ET, the MTA didn’t have any service changes, closures, or alerts due to the snowfall. 

According to the agency’s website, subway travel will be impacted if “temperatures of 10ºF or less,” “freezing rain and/or icing,” or “snow accumulation of 5″ or more in the forecast.”

This could result in possible service changes, and meanwhile, service on the B train could end early. Express service may run local on the A, E, D, F, N, Q, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 trains.

For the 7 train, service might be reduced.

According to NYC.gov, “A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from through Thursday at 7 PM for New York City. The current forecast calls for up to 8 inches of snow. NYC Emergency Management has released a hazardous travel advisory for Thursday.”

Also, the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow for New York City and Long Island.

The advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday. Weather officials predict snow accumulations of between 4 and 7 inches by the time it ends. The heaviest snow will fall early Thursday morning.

Less snow is predicted for southern Westchester County. A winter weather advisory is in effect there during the same period. Between 2 and 5 inches of snow is expected.

Some flights were canceled or delayed at the area’s three major airports.

Some schools in Westchester and on Long Island were closed for the day.

Temperatures in the 20s on Thursday were expected to plummet to single digits by Friday morning.

In other travel delays, a plane from Atlanta skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport while landing Thursday, crashing through a chain-link fence and coming to rest with its nose perilously close to the edge of an icy bay.

Photos showed the nose of the plane resting on a berm that separates the runway from Flushing Bay. Passengers saddled with bags and bundled up in heavy coats and scarves slid down an inflated chute to safety on the snowy pavement.

Delta Flight 1086, carrying 125 passengers and five crew members, veered off the runway at around 11:10 a.m., authorities said. Six people suffered non-life-threatening injuries, said Joe Pentangelo, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs the airport.

Emergency responders are still assessing people, and one person was seen getting into an ambulance at the airport.

Images show the plane resting in several inches of snow. Passengers trudged through the snow in an orderly line after climbing off the plane.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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