What’s Open, Closed in New York? Walmart, Target, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, CVS, Duane Reade, Walgreens Hours for Snow Storm?

January 26, 2015 Updated: July 18, 2015

A number of people trying to get supplies in New York City are likely wondering what the hours are for big chain stores ahead of the blizzard that will hit the city Monday night and Tuesday.

Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Trader Joes, Whole Foods, CVS, Duane Reade, Walgreens, and a number of chain stores are open.

 

Said Whole Foods on Twitter: “We’re planning to stay open until 10pm tonight. TUES, we’re hoping to be open by noon. Stay tuned here and FB for any updates!”

Walmart, Trader Joe’s, and the other stores’ hours appear to be normal.

However, the subway system and public transit will be shutting down as of 11 p.m. ET due to the storm.

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a storm-related travel ban will go into effect on all roads in 13 counties including New York City and Long Island at 11 p.m., along with a shutdown of the city’s subway system and commuter rails.

Cuomo says only emergency personnel will be allowed on roadways after that point. Anyone else caughtdriving will get a summons for up to $300.

The governor says the ban is a safety precaution, to avoid potential dangerous situations of people getting stranded in their vehicles in the snow.

The subway system shutdown allows subway cars to be put away safely in places where they can be put back in service more quickly when the storm is over.

Cuomo says only emergency personnel will be allowed on roadways in 13 counties, including New York City and Long Island, after that point. Anyone else caught driving will get a summons for up to $300.

The governor says the ban is a safety precaution, to avoid potential dangerous situations of people getting stranded in their vehicles in the snow.

The subway system shutdown allows subway cars to be put away safely in places where they can be put back in service more quickly when the storm is over.

The Associated Press contributed.