Uber Suspends Surge Pricing for NY-Area Snowstorm

January 26, 2015 Updated: July 18, 2015

Uber’s practice of charging more for rides when demand is high will be suspended during this week’s snowstorm, according to Businesss Insider. 

The announcement is in accordance with an agreement the New York Attorney General’s office.

Uber, which allows the public to hail rides through an app, notifies customers when surge pricing goes into effect. Rates can more than double under such conditions.

In 2012, when Superstorm Sandy hit, the company, was accused of exploiting the crisis for profit.

At a press conference Monday afternoon Mayor Bill de Blasio warned the public that “price gouging during an emergency is illegal.”

If you have any evidence of price gouging, call 311 immediately, he said.